Native Americans

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

'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

Why I Care About Israel's Occupation Of Palestine

From my writing and activism over the past few weeks, some students have asked why I am so interested in the illegal American-Israeli occupation of Palestine. It seems as though it is weird for me to be concerned about the international human rights conflict in which I am most heavily implicated — both as an … Continue reading Why I Care About Israel's Occupation Of Palestine

Lakotas Defend Land From Tarsand Profitiers

Written by Brenda Norrell The Pine Ridge Project is a collaborative effort between photographer Aaron Huey and artists Shepard Fairey and Ernesto Yerena, taking the stoy of the Lakota and other tribes fighting for treaty rights, straight to the public in the form of street posters and billboards. Lakotas arrested blocking tarsands trucks on Lakota … Continue reading Lakotas Defend Land From Tarsand Profitiers

Peace Is A Poisoned Word

Different Perspectives On September 23, 2011, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, took the podium at the UN General Assembly in New York City after submitting Palestine’s application for full membership in the UN. During the impassioned speech he affirmed that “The goal of the Palestinian people is the realization of their inalienable national … Continue reading Peace Is A Poisoned Word

Honor The Treaties

Patterns are as frustrating as The Yellow Wallpaper As elegant as Science As neat and tidy as Auschwitz and as current as they are past and future. ~ Kali Rubaii "The operations of General Hancock," Black Whiskers Sanborn informed the Secretary of the Interior, "have been so disastrous to the public interests, and at the … Continue reading Honor The Treaties