Indigenous Peoples

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

Blackfeet

It was on bloody feet that I arrived in Palestine. When I was seven, I tromped through the oily jungles of Central and South America, not fully realizing the arches of civil war implicating my blue American passport in its weave. I handed over the document as a currency of empire. Why I didn’t feel … Continue reading Blackfeet

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

Rania Masri Speech: ' Mr.Obama, What Is Barbaric?'

Rania Masri A very moving speech by Rania Masri, the keynote speaker, during the 'Texas For Gaza' protest on August 2, 2014 in Austin, Texas. We apologize that the first words and last minutes of the speech were not captured due to phone recording problems. The opening began with, "Yesterday, the Obama administration said that … Continue reading Rania Masri Speech: ' Mr.Obama, What Is Barbaric?'

Witness To An International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism In Gaza

For more half a century, Israel has gotten away with breaking every international law and covenant in its treatment of Palestinians. “The material basis of the Israeli colonial project is dependent on the continued expansion and expropriation of Palestinian land and the subordination of Palestinian people.” “The latest assault on the Palestinian people is a … Continue reading Witness To An International Crime: Israeli State Terrorism In Gaza

The Assault On Iraqi Agriculture: U.S. Modern Day Gene-ocide

By Daniel Stone Introduction ~ Cognitive Liberty U.S. Rape Culture: The U.S. not only rapes, pillages and plunders, it literally sows its seed to rot and ruin the land it occupies from the inside out. Was it not crime enough to alter the reproductive lives of Iraqis through depleted uranium, strontium, and other yet to … Continue reading The Assault On Iraqi Agriculture: U.S. Modern Day Gene-ocide

'Idle No More': Indigenous Peoples Urgent Environmental And Human Rights Message

It is being called the largest indigenous mass mobilization in recent history. 'Idle No More' is an Indigenous Peoples Movement Spreading across N.America and the world with an urgent environmental and Human Rights message You may not have heard yet of the ‘Idle No More’ movement, but you will; it’s momentum has been steadily growing … Continue reading 'Idle No More': Indigenous Peoples Urgent Environmental And Human Rights Message

Once Columbus

I love Columbus Day. Each year I recall the simple song I learned as a child about the man who “discovered” America. I still recall the innocent boy whose imagination was taken by the story of adventure and discovery. In fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. On Columbus Day, I reflect … Continue reading Once Columbus