Shin Bet vets ponder the Israeli state they've protected
Looking back at 2012 news that was fit to blog but not to print . . . until now
To coincide with our annual Scariest People issue, behold the 2012 entry into the Bob Dornan Scary OC Hall of fame...the readers of the Orange County Register!If our archives were better, I'd be linking here to blubs we once did more than a decade ago highlighting all sorts of horrible letters that ... More >>
The California Assembly recently passed a resolution that calls upon college and university leadership to condemn anti-Semitism on campus. Assemblywoman Linda Halderman (R-Fresno) authored the resolution, which demands "no public resources will be allowed to be used for any anti-Semitic or any ... More >>
Can one of the country's largest Middle Eastern neighborhoods patch up its rivalries to become OC's next famous ethnic enclave?
MontesAt the invitation of the Orange County Peace Coalition, longtime Chicano activist Carlos Montes spoke about the serious legal charges he now faces to an audience gathered at the Unitarian Univeralist Church in Anaheim. "I was really happy to be invited to share my issue and support their wo ... More >>
A memorial service was held today at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton for Kristen Stitt, a 21-year-old political science and international studies student at UC Irvine. Stitt, diagnosed with lymphoma last November, was a beacon of activity on campus, serving as a member of the Globa ... More >>
Europe then and now, according to Jean-Luc Godard, in 'Film Socialisme'
Photos by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklySeven of the Irvine 11UPDATE, MARCH 11, 4:08 P.M.: The arraignment of the Irvine 11 was continued this morning until April 15 so the court can consider defense motions to seal grand jury documents, remove the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) from the ... More >>
UPDATED, FEB. 28, 8:33 A.M.: The Islamic Institute of Orange County hosts "Stand With the Irvine 11: Community Town Hall and Action" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the IIOC Multipurpose Room, 1220 N. State College Blvd., Irvine.The event flier follows after the jump. (Also, scroll down a couple posts i ... More >>
Marc PaganiFor soul singer Macy Gray, it started out as a simple Facebook status update inviting discussion concerning upcoming concerts. "I'm booked for 2 shows in Tel Aviv. I'm getting alot of letters from activists urging/begging me to boycott by NOT performing in protest of Apartheid agai ... More >>
Move over, UC Irvine: Cal State Fullerton has entered the ranting-against-visiting-Israelis sweepstakes.Or has it?Pro-Palestinian students say they recently confronted two Israeli Defense Forces soldiers on campus, according to a Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) report.
Meant to get this up yesterday, but a group that protects the legal rights of Asians and Pacific Islanders sent word that it has joined 14 other civil rights organizations and professional bar associations from across the nation in condemning the recommended suspension of UC Irvine's Muslim Stude ... More >>
In April, the Weekly published this story about Craig Monteilh, a self-described FBI mole who spied on Orange County mosques and claimed that he foiled unspecified terrorist plots. No evidence has ever surfaced to bolster Monteilh's claims, and in that story, I noted that only two OC residents have ... More >>
UC Irvine administrators drew widespread criticism for allowing--or not damning vehemently enough--the Muslim Student Union's May 5-21 wrath-a-thon "Israel: The Politics of Genocide." But fourth year psychology major Alaa Alomar accuses the same university officials of denying the same free speech r ... More >>
Citing the highly publicized case involving an undercover informant who spied on an Irvine mosque, a coalition of U.S. Muslim organizations has announced it may suspend relations with the FBI."Muslim communities throughout the United States have made significant advances in promoting and contributin ... More >>
David Horowitz descended on UCI last night as part of his nationwide tour condemning a national student group called Muslim Student Association—a group with more than 150 chapters in colleges all over the country. Horowitz, a famous right-wing nut jobber, is known for taking out provocative full ... More >>
Sonali Kolhatkar remembers Afghanistan, even if the rest of us dont
Movie of the Week: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
"Look at it burning." -Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah leader, speaking as his group's rockets struck a US-made Israeli warship Well, we're in for it now. Israel, Lebanon and Palestine are at each others' throats. Amr Moussa, General-Secretary of the Arab League, has declared the Middle East pea ... More >>
The all-too-human comedy of The Holy Land
Newport Beachs Radhika Sainaths War on Terrorism
For Matt Lamont, the worst thing about jail is the Nazis
Alexander Cockburn eviscerates Operation Iraqi Fiefdomand Christopher Hitchens, the barstool bombardier
67 things you might want to know before the bombs drop
Janeane Garofalo doesnt do rope tricks
Said stresses multiculti dialogue
Reverend Robert H. Schuller relies on a man with ties to Neo-Nazis to build religious understanding
Welcome to OC Muslims new world
Whether he knew it or not, Khalil Deek had close ties to bin Laden
For Tawfiq Deek, it runs in the family
Vengeance isnt justice