الوطن ينادي باسم الحرية

:تحتّم المواجهة المستمرة والمتصاعدة مع الاحتلال على الفلسطينيين تقيم دورهم في الهبّة الجماهيرية التي يشهدها الوطن بأسره، وإن بحدة وكثافة متباينة. تمتد المقاومة لنواحٍ عديدة ولا تقتصر على الاشتباك في الشارع، بل تشمل كذلك التكافل الاجتماعي وتطور الوعي السياسي. أشعل هذه الهبّة ما يسمى بجيل أوسلو ولكن طابعها الشبابي لم يمنعها من الوصول إلى شرائح … Continue reading الوطن ينادي باسم الحرية

Recollection and memory, Al-Nakba continues

Editor's note: The following post is written by the medic that was present on the scene on May 15th 2014, during the killing of Mohammad Odeh and Nadeem Nuwwarah as protesters commemorated al-Nakba near Ofer Military Prison. By Karam (Muhannad) During Nakba day commemoration, Birzeit’s student council were trying to gather students to go to Ofer, … Continue reading Recollection and memory, Al-Nakba continues

Revisiting non-violence and solidarity

As the situation in Baltimore unravels it is essential to revisit the discourse on non-violence and solidarity. It seems that as the situation escalates in Baltimore many have scurried to their social media accounts to express their opinions on the course of action to be taken. Unfortunately, it seems that a good portion of those … Continue reading Revisiting non-violence and solidarity

Events in Palestine; Spring/Summer 2015

There is more to Palestine than the colonization perpetuated by Israel. Despite the occupation Palestine has a rich culture and carries out educational events on a constant basis.If you're in the region, it may prove fruitful to join in on some of these events and explore Palestine. Below are links about some of the ongoing events … Continue reading Events in Palestine; Spring/Summer 2015

The war is not over.

As you walk in the streets of Ramallah, with its aesthetically appealing buildings and the chaos of shoppers and street vendors the silence here is deafening. We continue to protract this bubble deeper into the echelons of denial and complacency. The ululations in the summer for Gaza, and the metamorphosis into a population of cheerleaders … Continue reading The war is not over.

Aggrandized portraits and destruction

Brave Palestinian women, brave Palestinian men, and brave children, standing up to soldiers with guns. Baring their chests and fighting an entire army with only their conviction. We constantly reiterate these proclamations without addressing the underlying context or deconstructing their implied meaning. We’ve come to associate an entire population with attributes that are more fitting … Continue reading Aggrandized portraits and destruction

Sabra and Shatilla then, Yarmouk today

As we commemorate 32 years since the slaughter of Palestinians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatilla, Yarmouk must be addressed once again. There is a certain binary between what happened in 1982, and what is occurring today in Yarmouk refugee camp. Whilst we fixate our anger towards a commemoration and yet continue to … Continue reading Sabra and Shatilla then, Yarmouk today

Preaching about freedom whilst we remain complicit in another oppression

Syria, we have failed you, we have dumped you into the echelons of our memories afraid to voice our solidarity and support for you in your struggle against an oppressive regime. We have used excuses that do not justify the massacre, and remained silent as we preached about freedom.Approximately 30 Palestinians have been tortured in … Continue reading Preaching about freedom whilst we remain complicit in another oppression