I have been an activist for the past 10 years. Currently, I find myself ‘walking a narrower path ‘each and every day. I have been vilified, rejected, and attacked by even those with whom I once shared the comforts of reason. Why? Well, let us travel back to the era of the horse and buggy for some sort of analogous explanation. Let us say that your neighbor has asked you to help with his work. You show up at his home and he is ready to leave with his cart hitched in front of his horse. You tell him that this is not the way to go to work. He looks at you and says that it is and ‘that is that! ‘Would you still accompany him?
Sent to DS from Stephanie Westbrook.
So many things to see, so many people to meet…
14th May 2011- Gaza City
Everywhere in the world, the sea evokes the universal feeling of an endless expanse of water that stretches out to the horizon, as far as the naked eye can see…bearing evocations of limitless possibilities that fire the imagination, bringing forth dreams and desires of travelling beyond one’s native turf.
My Keynote Remarks at the MIRCI Conference in Toronto.
First of all, it’s so extraordinary to be here with so many amazing feminist activists and I am grateful for the invitation and opportunity to speak to you. I am convinced that mother-activism is the key to true and positive change.
I also think the concept of Outlaw Motherhood is delicious, since I have become an Outlaw Mother in nearly every sense of the word!
StoptheWarCoalition on May 15, 2011
In Gaza, Lebanon, Syria, across the Middle East region and the world, Israel’s 63rd year long occupation of Palestinian land was commemorated on Naqba day. There is a new mood of resistance, inspired by the Arab spring of revolutions that has swept the region.
Predictably the protests in Gaza, Lebanon and Syria were met by the usual brutality of the Israeli armed forces, with dozens of protesters killed or wounded.