Following up on the previous post, here is a picture showing the Israeli-only modern freeway overpass with a winding dirt road below it for Palestinians.
Landscape Planning in the Occupied Territories This is an amazing presentation. The aerial imagery is so powerful because it is apolitical. The land reveals the utter absurdity of the occupation without a single word being said. Who designs the fortress-homes of the Israeli settlements? Who engineers the Israeli-only infrastructure that enables occupation? Professional architects and… More Landscape Planning in the Occupied
Old Farm Hands The Farm in Tennessee, as remembered by children who grew up on it.
John Walker Lindh has joined the ranks of Bonnie and Clyde and Billy Jo and Bobby Sue: misguided American outlaws immortalized in music. What can I say – I kind of like the lyrics; its too bad its about him, as Laz-e-boy said. Billy Jo and Bobby Sue are maybe the closest to the suburban… More John Walker Lindh has joined
Tikkun Magazine has a great interview with Adam Shapiro, the American Jew who has been struggling against the occupation in Palestine. He has “a simple message for American Jews: You can be a Jew, support Israel, but oppose occupation and oppression. If people stop and think about it, if American Jews were really to consider… More Tikkun Magazine has a great
Earlier in the year, John Conyers was very actively involved in the case of Rabih Haddad, even joining a lawsuit against the INS’s use of secret hearings. I was a little surprised that he was so strongly involved. A few months later, I get a new voter registration card in the mail: redistricting has given… More Earlier in the year, John
I’m working on a photo tour of my old neighborhood. If I wait to until it’s complete to put something up, I’ll never post, so here is the very first installment. Pump house, rouge river, interstate and the remains of Dad’s eco-action project all to come. Stay tuned.
So John Walker Lindh got twenty years. I’ve been fiercely ambivalent about him since his story broke: John, my evil twin brother. There’s a part of me that just wants to feel sympathy for a dumb kid who got in way over his head. When someone makes a mistake, it is good adab to make… More So John Walker Lindh got