In the closing hours of his doomed campaign, McCain and crew decided to launch one last racist smear campaign against Columbia’s very own Professor Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi is a distinguished scholar of the Middle East and Palestinian history in particular.
Read our defense of Professor Khalidi from our newspaper, Socialist Worker, right here.
While it is disgustingly predictable that the McCain/Palin camp would attempt to deride anyone who dares to assert the humanity of Palestinians, as the article points out, President-elect Obama has been very silent on the question of Palestinian rights, instead pledging to maintain unconditional U.S. support for Israel during the campaign. Obama’s victory is exciting on many levels, but we’ll have to be loud and visible to make sure he keeps his promise of “change” – and demand that he support Palestinian self-determination!