Category Archives: West Bank

Life, Death, & Food

Anthony Bourdain used food as a way of introducing America to people around the world, their history and culture. He let food speak for itself, and importantly, let people speak for themselves. Bourdain’s Hawaii episode was the first time many … Continue reading

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Hay For The Royal Horses

The villagers stood around screaming, “The village is burning” and there they were, standing around looking at the fire doing nothing but screaming. “Put this fire out now!!!” they demanded of the King who, far off in the distance was … Continue reading

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It’s Mother’s Day in America

Weep not for the mothers laying dead in bombed out villages or their sisters and brothers shot in the back as they waved their flags of black, red, green & white weep instead for the children they leave behind, far … Continue reading

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We’re The Elves

Blaming the president and not ourselves is like blaming santa and not his elves   We’re all to blame   They keep controlling us with fear so we pay our taxes year after year   We’re all to blame   … Continue reading

Posted in Afghanistan, america, american dream, Black Lives Matter, capitalism, civil rights, collateral damage, Dakota Access Pipeline, death, democracy, drones, empire, ethnic cleansing, fear, freedom, Gaza, greed, guilt, history, Howard Zinn, human rights, humanity, Iran, Iraq, justice, Kaepernick, Liberty, life, media, MLK, Native Americans, oil, poem, Poetry, racism, refugees, Saudi Arabia, singing, slavery, song, Standing Rock, Syria, taxes, Ter Gas, terrorism, Trump, Uncategorized, veterans, Vietnam, violence, war, war tax resistance, West Bank, writing, Yemen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Speculation

The news stations hovered around the front lawn of the White House. Even the days sporting events were interrupted as every tv station showed footage of a lone wolf laying motionless on the lawn. The likely intended target, the president, … Continue reading

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Collateral Death

if you kill me and my family and friends and neighbors I won’t care if you do it with chemical weapons, or if you do it with biological weapons, or if you do it with nuclear weapons, I won’t care … Continue reading

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Palestinian Cigarettes

Palestinian cigarettes burn extremely fast it seems like, to make them last we have to stop, or turn back the clock. Some say its fate that makes them burn this way.   I met an old man, an olive farmer in a small … Continue reading

Posted in farm, farming, fire, human rights, justice, life, Olive trees, Palestinian Cigarettes, Palestinians, poem, Poetry, trees, Uncategorized, violence, West Bank, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , ,