14 8 / 2014

Seriously disgusted by folks who are against oppression overseas, but will make excuses when another Black person is executed by cops.

13 8 / 2014

From the racists who brought you “One shot, two kills,” we present this gem. 

From the racists who brought you “One shot, two kills,” we present this gem. 

10 8 / 2014

Eric Garner choked to death by the NYPD. John Crawford executed in a Walmart by cops. Mike Brown, an unarmed teen, murdered by 10 police bullets

08 8 / 2014

For 72 hours, Israel continued to occupy Gaza, kept a siege in place, & controlled the air/border/sea. That is a “ceasefire.” Palestinians in Gaza aren’t “ruining” anything. Israel is ruining lives, taking lives and punishing 1.8 million people in an open air prison. There are human beings under those bombs. No shelters. No domes. Just impact on flesh and bones. 

05 8 / 2014

"But there are two sides!" Yes, occupier and occupied. Oppressor and oppressed. Those implementing a system of domination and those forced to live under it.

05 8 / 2014

Lie: “If there were no rockets, there’d be no bombing of Gaza.” Truth: “If there was no occupation, there’d be no resistance to occupation”

05 8 / 2014

Occupiers don’t magically wake up and say, wow, this is bad, we should stop this. Action and pressure is needed. 

03 8 / 2014

Highlights from Netanyahu’s speech yesterday:

Netanyahu: I’m proud of our soldiers and officers, who in the most brave and valiant way, slaughtered families in their sleep.

Netanyahu: We are a moral nation. We only massacred 1700 people in 25 days. It could have been 17,000, but our moral army is so restrained.

Netanyahu: We made incredible progress. We massacred civilians and lost a lot of soldiers. This has truly been a great operation.

31 7 / 2014

My article on Salon today that tackles celebrities speaking up on Gaza, the shifting conversation in the US, and the growing momentum for cultural boycott and action on Palestine.

31 7 / 2014

"New poem by Suheir Hammad: an other #gaza"

in chaos one man collects

his daughter into a plastic bag

   oh my god the bag is leaking

one kisses a cave was baby boy face just this

morning braids unplaiting phosphorous

wordless exhaust smoke shock

 

what is it that remains of us now

then what is recyclable in us

 

men’s beards carry their lineage

refracted memory drones

drummed ears echo frequency

children call for siblings reborn

skulls fracture eyes the color purple

here the steeliest doctors weep

 

the sea waves shelled boys

sirens post explosions

 

all is shrapnel and hunger

none is safe all are waiting

between wall and wait and sea

and wall there is no day

what are we

flares rain metal escalation

 

descent upon heads ladders of spine collapse

night eats sleep the people hold fasts

 

children of lightening no rain

sewage into water skin flamed to ash

the women’s faces track lifelines

grief upon grief astronomical

dust was people last night

tunnel is the people now

 

raising horizon in coffins

there is no recovery

                                                                                        

she says they light the night with bombs

she says that’s not the sun at all

she says this is a crime against my heart

she says nothing

   touch me

she says listen

 

we are shelter and target

we are stars exploded

 

the people run into themselves for refuge

they catch up to their ghosts

between devastate and displace

what is destroyed again is everything

what is created is a hole

an other

 

 

                           suheir hammad

(via thatonesuheirhammad)