17 4 / 2014

Cowering to Zionist pressure, Washington University cancels a BDS town hall I was to be featured in & attacks academic freedom

17 4 / 2014

"In Gaza, an Israeli soldier remains in prison. The world knows his name and the conditions to set him free. 7,700 Palestinians wallow in Israeli dungeons. The world cannot mention their names because it never bothered to learn them."

15 4 / 2014

Top 5 countries that “disapprove” of the US government. 1. Palestine. 2. Pakistan. 3. Lebanon. 4. Yemen. 5. Iraq. Why do these brown people hate?

12 4 / 2014

"Israeli cuisine." I had no idea hummus, falafel and shawarma were only 65 years old. "Borrowing flavors from the cultures that live within the state." Thievery and colonization sounds so communal and egalitarian after processing through the filter of Zionism.

07 4 / 2014

humanrightswatch:

Today the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon will pass the 1 million mark. Three years after Syria’s conflict began, Lebanon has become the country with the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide, struggling to keep pace with a crisis that shows no signs of slowing. Refugees from Syria now equal almost a quarter of the resident population.

humanrightswatch:

Today the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon will pass the 1 million mark. 

Three years after Syria’s conflict began, Lebanon has become the country with the highest per-capita concentration of refugees worldwide, struggling to keep pace with a crisis that shows no signs of slowing. Refugees from Syria now equal almost a quarter of the resident population.

(via redphilistine)

26 3 / 2014

Audio: My new interview on spoken word, Palestine, BDS, and student activism. “When I first started performing on college campuses, you could barely say the word Palestine without being called an anti-semite…now it’s, ‘should we be engaging in divestment…what kind of companies should we be going after….who are our allies on campus?’” 

22 3 / 2014

Brilliant infographic on water consumption for Palestinians vs. setters. theimeu:

In the West Bank, Israel severely restricts Palestinian access to water by diverting water sources from Palestinian communities to Israeli settlements and plantations. Palestinians are also forbidden from digging wells without permits, which are rarely granted. Furthermore, pumping from permitted wells is limited to shallow water, resulting in higher rates of contamination.In Gaza, up to 95% of water is estimated to be unfit for human consumption. Israel destroyed many plants and water utilities during Operation Cast Lead and water from Gaza’s aquifer is saline due to over-abstraction and polluted due to sewage infiltration. 
Learn more.

Brilliant infographic on water consumption for Palestinians vs. setters. theimeu:

In the West Bank, Israel severely restricts Palestinian access to water by diverting water sources from Palestinian communities to Israeli settlements and plantations. Palestinians are also forbidden from digging wells without permits, which are rarely granted. Furthermore, pumping from permitted wells is limited to shallow water, resulting in higher rates of contamination.

In Gaza, up to 95% of water is estimated to be unfit for human consumption. Israel destroyed many plants and water utilities during Operation Cast Lead and water from Gaza’s aquifer is saline due to over-abstraction and polluted due to sewage infiltration. 

Learn more.

22 3 / 2014

"Israeli occupation forces massacre 4 Palestinians in Jenin. Palestinian life doesn’t matter, that is the status quo in the West. If Israel murders 100 unarmed Palestinians and one Israeli soldier is killed in response, you’ll see more coverage of the one Israeli occupier killed in the U.S. press. Palestinians have been shackled, physically and figuratively. Any reaction to occupation & apartheid, violent or nonviolent, is condemned."

22 3 / 2014

"Disney cancels Alice in Arabia, stating, “Racism is wrong, we apologize, it won’t happen again.” Ok, not really. But they did cancel the show"

20 3 / 2014

"Dropping white phosphorus on a civilian population isn’t “bringing democracy,” it is a crime against humanity."