Yesterday in Rockaway I was reminded of the aftermath of Katrina, the Rodney King riots and Iraq, Afghanistan, and particularly I was reminded of Gaza and the West Bank, where the 'aftermath' never comes, where just a continuous, unending calamity unfolds at the hands of America's 'democracy'. Yesterday we drove past lines of hundreds of … Continue reading Where The Aftermath Never Comes
US Presidential Elections There were difficult decisions to make at the polls if you are still participating in this venue for change. It is hard to vote yes on measures that raise taxes when you see blatant abuse, even crimes against humanity, being committed with existing taxes. Both the Republican and Democratic candidates failed to … Continue reading Tomorrow And The Next Day Are Election Day
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Alice Walker's, Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Color Purple. She was recently at George Mason University reading from this great work. She agreed to share a poem when asked by Amy Goodman who was with Alice during the inauguration of President Obama in 2008. ALICE WALKER: Yes, I’d like … Continue reading "I Will Not Vote For Evil; I Want A Different System"
Nature is our teacher. The wisdom she offers tells us who we are, where we came from and where we are going. Observation of the natural world provides insight into human behavior. With the polar ice caps melting at an alarming rate and an increase in a behavior, 'cannibalism', once rare among polar bears, we … Continue reading Is Our Canary In The Coal Mine A Polar Bear?
The Museum of Children's Art in Oakland, California was scheduled to display artwork by Palestinian youth from September 24th to November 13th. The exhibit has been canceled. The artwork depicts children's experiences with war, similar to displays of former exhibits by children of war. According to Hilmon Sorey, the museum board’s chairman, “the museum couldn’t … Continue reading University of California Anthropologist Petitions for Children's Freedom of Expression