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Palestinians Remember: In Their Own Words

An excellent documentary that serves as an oral people’s history for Palestinian life before, during and after the Nakba. Filmed in over 15 countries and produced by Perla Issa, Aseel … Continue reading

2 June, 2009 · Leave a comment

Nakba Day 2008 (يوم النكبة Yawm al-Nakba)

See also Mazin Qumsiyeh’s reflections for this year at Nakba day – يوم النكبة Yawm al-Nakba 2010 Palestinians mark the 60th anniversary of the Nakba with, among other things, large symbolic … Continue reading

19 May, 2008 · 2 Comments

Meeting Palestinians In Gaza

Appended below are five links to poignant short videos from the excellent Guardian series A Week in Gaza, detailing the impact of the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Ghetto on … Continue reading

15 May, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Israeli Killing Zone and Deir Yassin Remembered

Two excellent videos. The first offers an on-the-ground look at what is going on in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, militarily occupied by Israel: youngsters and civilians being terrorised and several … Continue reading

15 April, 2008 · 3 Comments

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"