Author Archives: Clownmonkey

About Clownmonkey

Anarcha-clownist, writer, and activist from Jerusalem.

CounterPunch: The NIMPE Critique of Antifa

A new form of demagoguery has emerged in reaction to the burgeoning antifascist movement. Enter: NIMPE (Not In My Present Era). Much like its NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) colleague, the NIMPE will not claim to be a pacifist, … Continue reading

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The Independent: My sister has just spent 110 days in Israeli prison for refusing to serve in the IDF – and I’m so proud

In the effort of organizing my internet presence, I’ll be sporadically adding here a bunch of my articles that were published elsewhere over the past couple of months. This one, showing my sister’s anarchic politics and prison organizing, was published … Continue reading

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Al Auja: A Resistance Chronicle

On Friday 4/21/2017 shepherds from Al Auja in the Jordan Valley, Palestine were assaulted by Israeli settlers. Five solidarity activists who accompanied them were injured. A week later (4/28/2017) hundreds swarmed the hills to protest against the settlement and its … Continue reading

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Israel packs seven lies into one statement on the Palestinian hunger strike

Responding to international concerns with respect to the massive hunger strike held by Palestinian prisoners, the Israeli ministry of foreign affairs declared: “The Palestinian prisoners are not political prisoners. They are convicted terrorists and murderers. They were brought to justice … Continue reading

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על אנושיות בכלא / מאת עתליה בן-אבא

לסוהרות בכלא אין שמות, כולן נקראות המפקדת. כך למדתי שכמו בכיבוש, גם כאן יחסים של דיכוי מביאים לאובדן האנושיות. את המאמר הבא אחותי עתליה הוציאה לנו בכתב יד צפוף על כמה דפי מחברת תלושים בזמן כליאתה השנייה. היום הוא פורסם … Continue reading

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Hesitant Hope: One Year In The Jordan Valley

Bedouin shepherds were forced out of their land last Thursday, but not all hope is lost. Concluding a year of Ta’ayush activity in the Jordan Valley. Rain drops sound like bullets on the tent cover and wake me before the … Continue reading

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How our childhood games prepared my sister for military prison

After completing a prison stint of twenty days, my sister Atalya Ben-Abba was given another chance to enlist, to which she has refused again, and sentenced to thirty more days of military prison. Apparently the menial chores, the boredom, and … Continue reading

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