Many innocent and guilty bystanders in the US now know: wide availability of videos taken with electronic devices has changed the face of modern news reporting. Consider this graphic:
Corporate ownership of media threatens dependable, independent, dispassionate and nonpartisan journalism . Fortunately the internet allows each of us to see cracks in conventional wisdom. An increasingly militarized police does not soothe the downtrodden. Everyone should feel at ease when expressing deeply held beliefs, particularly when those beliefs speak truth to power . Lucas Koerner isan American from Philadelphia who has a close personal stake in Israel and he wanted to express his beliefs when visiting Jerusalem. Then, the unexpected.
Our planet can never have too many eloquent persons. I miss the voice of Edward Said as a thinking person and Palestinian who believed in a one-state solution. Listen to the oppressed. They have tragic tales to relate.
“Lucas,” a 19 year-old from Philadelphia, cut a rather different figure in the Jerusalem Day flag parade in the capital. Like many participants in the event, he wore a skullcap on his head; unlike the others, however, a Palestinian flag and a keffiyeh were also part of his outfit.
Also known by the nickname Blackie. She extends a welcoming paw to sapiens always. Blackie is a bit older now, but when very young she existed among fellow homeless creatures (sapiens as well) in the former Newport projects near the Ohio River. Her bodice was home to the ten-thousand fleas. Halloween was rapidly approaching: a dangerous time for a black cat. Always a dangerous time for her fellow sapiens.
Lisa extended her a home here and anchored Blackie’s story through words and sketches. Perfect perfect strangers are yet offered Cup’s gentle paw.