Imagine calling 911 and being told the ambulances aren’t running because they’re out of gas. Or finding everything in the refrigerator warm because the electricity is only on for six hours a day.
Welcome to Gaza.
As Electronic Intifada reports, this is not unusual, nor acceptable in a first world country, even in a Fourth World nation occupied by a colonial power. Of course, many Indigenous nations find themselves in worse situations, but that doesn’t excuse the State of Israel or the United Nations or United States for maintaining third world conditions in an affluent modern state.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here