Because it is the Human Thing to Do

Since Israel’s murderous assault on Gaza, a captive population in what is the world’s biggest open air prison, there have been scores of heartbreaking stories that have emerged from the Strip.  For the medical staff at Al-Shifa hospital there is barely a lull between patients flooding their corridors, bloody, screaming and near death.  But through … More Because it is the Human Thing to Do

A Shroud of Shame that Suffocates Our Humanity

Photographs of a mother’s grief have a way of transcending the cold, hollow and cruel rhetoric of politicians and military generals.  In this one, Netream Netzleam embraces her one year old daughter, Razel, killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza. The Israeli establishment stepped up its PR campaign along side its murderous assault on a … More A Shroud of Shame that Suffocates Our Humanity

A Perfect Storm

About a week ago pseudo-historian, David Barton, told the hosts of TBN’s “Praise the Lord” show that if the US did not support Israel God would afflict it with “extreme weather, droughts, productivity declines, and agricultural disasters.”  Many have become familiar with these inane decrees.  Storms and droughts are routinely blamed on the gay community … More A Perfect Storm

Suffering in the Congo: the High Price of Technology

In all likelihood, the Smartphone that many Westerners carry around all day, checking messages, taking ‘selfies’ and downloading apps, was manufactured with minerals extracted from a nation decimated by genocide and imperialistic plunder.  Much of the cobalt and tantalum used in the electronics industry is harvested from central Africa, and mainly from one former Belgian … More Suffering in the Congo: the High Price of Technology

No Excuse

There is grief in Israel today.  Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, 16, had gone missing in mid June, and their bodies were found yesterday in a shallow grave in the occupied West Bank.   The grief in Israel echoes the grief of Palestinians whose children have been targeted far more often and … More No Excuse