Jennifer Jett

Waging an electronic intifada

Pro-Palestinian activist Ali Abunimah will speak at McGill this week as part of Social Justice Days, a series of student-organized events that encourage activism. Abunimah is the co-founder of Electronic Intifada, a Web site devoted to covering the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “It deals not only with politics but with arts, music, culture and just about every aspect of these issues that you could want to know about,” he said. “We have a lot of personal writing, diaries of people in Palestine, photography and that kind of thing.” Abunimah contends that mainstream media misrepresent the conflict and the actors involved. Abunimah said he hopes the event will be an informal discussion in which students raise their own questions.