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Rema Hammami, Barbara Plett, Mouin Rabbani, Mark Taylor, Chris Toensing, and John Tordai

Remembering Graham Usher

[Image of Graham Usher, by Barbara Plett.]

Obituary (by Barbara Plett) Graham Robin Usher passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, August 8th 2013.He died at home after succumbing to the effects of a rare degenerative brain condition known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. He was 54. Graham was born on 12th December 1958 in Debden, a Council Estate on the eastern outskirts of London, the second son of John and Mary Usher. His working class background and the labour union activism of his father, a printer, formed ...

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Rema Hammami, Barbara Plett, Mouin Rabbani, Mark Taylor, Chris Toensing, and John Tordai


Rema Hammami teaches Anthropology at Birzeit University 

Barbara Plett is a journalist with the British Broadcasting Corporation. She worked as a journalist in the Middle East for 12 years, primarily with the BBC, and was thereafter BBC correspondent in Pakistan and at the United Nations, respectively.

Mouin Rabbani is a Contributing Editor of Middle East Report and has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He was a Senior Analyst of the Middle East with theInternational Crisis Group. Previously he worked as Palestine Director of the Palestinian American Research Centre. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.

Mark Taylor is a Senior Researcher at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies in Oslo. A former Managing Director at the Fafo Institute, Mark has been an advisor and analyst for governments, business, civil society and the United Nations and represents Fafo as a founding member of the Just Jobs Network. Mark edits the blog The Laws of Rule 

Chris Toensing is Editor of Middle East Report, published by the Middle East Research and Information Project in Washington, DC

John Tordai is a professional photographer who has worked in Palestine since the 1980s and is currently a consultant in electoral affairs working in North and West Africa. His books include A People Called Palestine (introduction by Graham Usher)