Natural disasters: what a difference a political system can make!

Photo taken in Marikina, Philippines for BULATLAT by a friend, King Catoy.

While the Philippines emerges from the destruction and loss of life as a result of Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana), it’s worth reflecting on the difference a political system can make. Take Cuba for example, where evacuation plans are organized well in advance… and […]

No celebration of occupation: open letter to Toronto International Film Festival

I (Malcolm Guy) signed an open letter (with dozens of filmmakers and artists – it’s now reached over 1000!! ) to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to protest its celebratory spotlight on Tel Aviv. The letter was drafted by an ad hoc committee made up of: Udi Aloni, filmmaker, Israel; Elle Flanders, filmmaker, Canada; […]