Jean-Luc Godard testing the microphone, Palestine, 1970.

In 1970, Jean-Luc Godard (along with Jean-Pierre Gorin as the Dziga Vertov Group) was commissioned by the Palestine Liberation Organization to shoot a documentary regarding its ongoing armed struggle. The film Until Victory / Palestine Will Win was never finished because many of the film’s subjects and members of the PLO were killed shortly after the initial footage was taken. Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville later used the existing material of Until Victory in his 1974 film Ici et Ailleurs / Here and Elsewhere.

does anybody have any recommendations for nonfiction books on the middle east?

i’m being vague on purpose because i’m a bit embarrased about my lack of knowledge on pretty much anything pertaining to the area. i saw some interesting choices on amazon but i really don’t want to accidentally buy one that is some anti-muslim propaganda shit (cause i already saw a few)

other topics i would love recs on: russia (history wise), historical fiction that isn’t super romantic, any book that exposes and talks about the wrongs of the american military :)


A story in three parts!
BBC deletes original headline about the Israeli airstrike that killed a pregnant mother and her baby girl following Israeli pressure and outcry over the BBC’s honest reporting first time around.


Campaigners lined up 4,500 pairs of shoes symbolizing the number of Palestinians killed by Israelis in the past decade outside the EU Council building in Brussels, to put pressure on European foreign ministers meeting inside.

4500 زوج من الأحذية أمام مقر الاتحاد الأوروبي في بروكسل وضعَها نشطاء لتمثل تعداد الفلسطينيين الذين قتلهم الاحتلال الإسرائيلي في السنوات الـ10 الأخيرة