Indigenous Peoples

It's Not Over: Daniel Sheehan on DAPL and Tigerswan

It's Not Over! Sign the Petition Recently leaked documents reveal that TigerSwan, a private security firm hired by DAPL parent company Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), operated without a license in North Dakota. TigerSwan also employed unlawful, paramilitary style tactics to suppress the movement by targeting, surveilling, and provoking the peaceful and prayerful water protectors at … Continue reading It's Not Over: Daniel Sheehan on DAPL and Tigerswan

The Future of Al-Aqsa, the Future of Palestine

By Miko Peled In a heroic act of resistance, Palestinian worshippers in Jerusalem refuse to go through metal detectors to enter the Holy Sanctuary and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Placed by Israel following the killing of two Israeli soldiers who were manning a checkpoint leading to the Sanctuary, the metal detectors are an act of provocation, … Continue reading The Future of Al-Aqsa, the Future of Palestine

Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

California's Dark Side Many Santa Cruz residents are not aware that Santa Cruz California conducted a lynching on the Water Street Bridge. Irene O'Connell, a local Santa Cruz activist and staff member of Resource Center for Nonviolence, is interviewed by Ben Leonard, a then senior at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough who is now … Continue reading Santa Cruz's Hidden Past

THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU

THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU ©2015 by Alice Walker They will always be More beautiful Than you The people you are killing. You think it is hatred That you feel But it is really envy. You imagine if you destroy them We will forget How tall they stood How level Their gaze … Continue reading THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOU

Walk For The Ancestors

Walk for the Ancestors: Santa Cruz Mission Gathering Saturday, September 19th Meet 9:30am @ Holy Cross Church (Old Mission site) 126 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 The Walk for the Ancestors is a 650-mile pilgrimage to each of the 21 California Missions, to honor the Indigenous ancestors who suffered and perished in the Mission … Continue reading Walk For The Ancestors

Mahmoud Darwish: The Speech of the Red Indian

1 So, we are who we are, as the Mississippi flows, and what remains from yesterday is still ours-- but the color of the sky has changed, the sea to the East has changed. O white master, Lord of the horses, what do you want from those making their way to the night woods? Our … Continue reading Mahmoud Darwish: The Speech of the Red Indian

Existentializing Difference

The Existentialization of Difference: Why Have The Yazidi People Survived? You have asked me: "Why and how have the Yazidi people survived so long? Why are they just now being threatened?" What important questions. I have had the privilege of working with displaced Yazidi who have suffered unprecedented violence, and lost many family members in … Continue reading Existentializing Difference

Israeli warships open fire at fishermen off Gaza coast

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces opened fire at fishermen off the coast of the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, in apparent violation of the ceasefire agreement reached with Palestinian factions a week ago, fishermen said. Palestinian fishermen told Ma'an that Israeli warships used machine guns to fire at their boats while they were sailing … Continue reading Israeli warships open fire at fishermen off Gaza coast