"Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan."
Cole gives a great summary of the recent developments with the Palestinian hunger strikers,
"Some Tunisian cabinet ministers in the new democratic government are doing one-day fasts in solidarity with the prisoners, in what could become a movement."
The Massive Palestinian Hunger Strike: Traveling below the Western Radar
"Richard Falk is an international law and international relations scholar who taught at Princeton University for forty years. "
and he is stunned by the immense exposure one Chinese man is getting in comparison to the thousand plus Palestinians who are so intent on fighting injustice, they are starving themselves.
Egyptians embarrassed by their team of hot shots who went to Saudi to try and make amends
"The delegation went to apologize for the insults the Kingdom and the King endured during El Gizawy’s case and for the insulting graffiti written on the walls of the embassy from couple of weeks ago as well to demand the return of the Saudi ambassador. Everything would be fine if it were not for the humiliating begging way the delegation acted. "