I’m finding myself strangely besotted with ABC’s The Fosters, and it’s not just because it’s summertime and the television pickings are slim. Summertime is, after all, the time of year when the weather is theoretically lovely and I’d rather be floating down a river somewhere, eating fresh cherries and spitting the pits lazily onto the …
I am dreaming of the day that I can take this road trip.
Ever since a prison guard was murdered in 1972, three Black Panthers who’d been vocal about conditions at a Louisiana penitentiary were blamed, and the “Angola 3” were placed in solitary confinement – where Wallace and Woodfox remain to this day, 40 years on.
Many people still freely believe that poor people should not be ‘allowed’ to reproduce.
As far as Palestine is concerned after Obama, there is little hope and barely any change.
This is a serious challenge to Zionism, with much to recommend it as an intellectual resource for non-Zionist diasporic Judaism and Jewishness.
“It wasn’t the City of David that changed things,” he tells me. “It was the settlers.”
For outsiders, the Israeli occupation of Palestine starts at Ben Gurion Airport.
A new Tarantino film always arouses curiosity but a spaghetti Western about slavery demands our attention.
Faith is one of those standbys in times of intense trauma. It can be a community institution that allows people to come together to grieve, and it can be a destructive and abusive force that minimizes human loss for its own self-aggrandizement.