Joel Schalit / 20 Feb 2023

Retro World

The Battleground’s Spring Books List

Protests and war belong together. Not because they reflect each other but because conflict stirs the pot. Not just about itself but everything else.(...)
Joel Schalit / 01 Feb 2023

Slouching Towards Netanyahustan

Israeli Democracy in Crisis

It's not every day you get a personal tour of a supreme court. But I did. In 2017, a family friend was retiring from Israel's judiciary and invited me to Jerusalem to see where he worked.(...)
Charlie Bertsch / 21 Dec 2022

Sonic Reporting

Everywhere But There, by Joel Schalit

Battleground editor Joel Schalit’s new album Everywhere But There forcefully demonstrates the need for a new kind of political reporting, one which presents the world as it actually is instead of distorting it in the pursuit of profit.(...)

Heather Allansdottir / 15 Aug 2022

Universitet Lessons

Russia After the Arab Spring

In 2015, I moved to Moscow to spend a year teaching human rights. I lasted five months. As my former students from that time are arrested for protesting the Ukrainian war, here are some reflections on what I learned about the evil of Putin and the kindness of Russians.(...)

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