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Category: Artby - Jay Taber

Human Shield

January 15, 2008

Presently reading The Heart of the Sky, Peter Canby’s account of his travels among the Maya of Chiapas and Guatemala, I was disturbed this morning to read in the news…

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From Humble Beginnings

January 9, 2008

Wampum recounts how Israel began 61 years ago by bombing hotels—long before it advanced to bombing refugee camps and other civilian terrain.

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Palestine Today

December 30, 2007

While we’re taking some time with family and friends, here are some unusual photos from daily life in Palestine.

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December 22, 2007

As a writer, I often find the limitations of language too restrictive for my sensibilities. I found these Sebastiao Salgado photo essays on human migrations particularly engaging.

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USA v Fourth World

December 19, 2007

Training death squads at Fort Benning, Georgia that commit atrocities against indigenous peoples throughout Latin America is but one aspect of the US war against the Fourth World. Another aspect…

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Ethnic Cleansing in the West Bank

December 15, 2007

I have gradually stopped trying to understand the reason for any particular wall, or road, or fence. In reality they have no precise logic. This does not mean that the…

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Isolated Incidents

December 7, 2007

Three recent news items caught my eye this week. One on Canadian mining corporations supporting murderous dictators around the globe, another on Yahoo selling the IDs of four dissident writers…

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Political Illiteracy

November 24, 2007

In his December 1990 report Right Woos Left, Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates examined neo-fascist overtures to antiwar activists, and the need to confront rightist ideologies and bigotry by…

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Writing and Fighting

November 22, 2007

You can not be creative in a system that is very unjust, like the system we live in, unless you are a dissident. Because when you are creative you are…

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November 19, 2007

“I will tell you something about stories. They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death.”…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

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.

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