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home sweet Homs no longer

  Drones are sometimes used for bombing. They’re also used for taking pictures and videos.

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wreck the halls and fa la la la la for a world gone mad

    I’m really tired. We’re all really tired. “We” being the vast majority of people worldwide who are fed up with the violence, torture and killing a small crazy percentage continues to wreak on innocent others using all kinds of weapons large and small. It’s time it all stopped. Enough is enough no matter what […]

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even in prison there’s space between the bars

    quarantine a short poem by punkie   fearful others choke and smother the right to seek and find

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beware the charming king of swords and his evil pair of queens

  a nurse her re rhyme   by punkie   the king is in the parlour, pissed off at his sister the queens are in the pantry finding ways to twist her   like the princess and the pea she is quite contrary the brat, the bitch, the mean old witch, the cursed mary mary […]

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What do Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US NSA whistleblower Edward Snowdon have in common?

    Something fundamentally world changing it would seem. Justin Trudeau is the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, sworn into office Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Eric Snowden is the US National Security Agency whistleblower who gained notoriety in 2013 for leaking information about the NSA and mass surveillance.

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48 pictures of the wall between Israel and Palestine

I visited Ramallah in Occupied Palestine’s West Bank in spring 2011 to attend a TEDx conference. Getting there overland was onerous and I spent six hours at the border crossing where I had my passport taken, was interrogated and humiliated by Israeli immigration officials, had items stolen from luggage, and witnessed the humiliation of others.While in […]

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Let’s talk about Israel and Palestine. Or not.

  Wow. We can’t even talk about the Middle East amongst friends:    

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How To Kick Ass in Two Minutes or Less

When I see this happen in real life, I’ll know we’re on the way to not needing the word “feminist” anymore:

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O Canada In Birthday Poetry

O Canada! A bright red cardinal sings Happy Birthday In morning mist.  

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Remembering Tank Man

Twenty-four years ago today, journalists and other observers watched from hotel balconies and the streets below as one unknown man stood, defiant, in front of a column of tanks as they left Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China. The tanks, and the soldiers within them, had helped crush a weeks-long protest, which reached a revolutionary crescendo […]

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