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‘Blood Bucket’ makes big mess for supporters of Israel’s ethnic cleansing

By Damon Krane September 7, 2014 The Ohio University Post (published September 8, 2014) The Athens News (published September 11, 2014) Mondoweiss (quoted in articles September 9 and September 16, 2014) *Updated with afterword, 9/16/14* ___________________________ Ohio University Student Senate … Continue reading

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Debating a Supporter of U.S. Aid to Israel

By Damon Krane September 4, 2014 Blog Post _____________________ During “Operation Protective Edge,” Israel’s July-August 2014 attack on the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory of Gaza, Palestinian militants killed 66 Israelis. 61 of the dead were Israeli soldiers. Five others were civilians, … Continue reading

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Better messaging, decision-making would strengthen Athens Take Back the Night march

By Damon Krane April 2, 2014 The Post (Athens, Ohio) ___________________ Women marching in the 2005 Athens TBTN march. InterActivist file photo by Julie Van Wagenen. As a male sideline supporter of most of the Athens Take Back the Night … Continue reading

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On Petr Pavlensky’s Political Piercing: How Revolutionary is Masochism?

By Damon Krane Tuesday, November 12, 2013 ZNet _________________ Ever participate in a die-in? You know – it’s that thing where a bunch of protesters lay down on the ground and pretend to be dead in order to dramatize the … Continue reading

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Crying Wolf About Crying Wolf

Debate over public sex incident teaches more than Grand Jury findings By Damon Krane October 30, 2013 Athens News ______________ In his Oct. 17 statement about the Oct. 12 public sex incident and alleged sexual assault that occurred on a … Continue reading

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Film fest documentaries have Athens connections

By Damon Krane April 18, 2013 Athens News (Athens, Ohio) *************** College courses and games of beer pong are a dime a dozen in this town. But if you haven’t made it out to this year’s film fest yet, you’ve … Continue reading

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10 Years Later: Anti-War Writings, Old & New

Krane (right, in red shirt with dreadlocks) on March 19, 2003 joins a crowd of anti-war demonstrators sitting-in at Court and Union, the main intersection of uptown Athens, Ohio which borders the main campus of Ohio University. Photo by Lindsay … Continue reading

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