I picked up a copy of San Francisco poet and friend Genny Lim's new book of poems 'Paper Gods and Rebels' at Modern Times bookstore on 24th street today. And I found this painful gem within:Gaza, Gaza Gaza, Gaza! Mothers’ cries pierce the sky wrapped in tears of children plucked from mothers’ wombs Gaza, Gaza! what will it take to restore the olives to their branches? The cooing doves to their minarets? The distance between  Gaza and Jerusalem is one cemetery long with bright, yellow sunflowers captured by Van Gogh Outliving your children is the furthest from your mind Under a log between sunlight and sorrow two croaking frogs fuck with no shame

I picked up a copy of San Francisco poet and friend Genny Lim's new book of poems 'Paper Gods and Rebels' at Modern Times bookstore on 24th street today. And I found this painful gem within:

Gaza, Gaza

Gaza, Gaza!
Mothers’ cries
pierce the sky
wrapped in tears
of children plucked
from mothers’ wombs

Gaza, Gaza!
what will it take to
restore the olives
to their branches?
The cooing doves
to their minarets?

The distance between
Gaza and Jerusalem
is one cemetery long with
bright, yellow sunflowers
captured by Van Gogh

Outliving your children is
the furthest from your mind

Under a log
between sunlight and sorrow
two croaking frogs
fuck with no shame

Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank, was shelled by Israel on Thursday. At the time of the attack, the hospital was filled with patients who were paralyzed, unconscious and unable to move. We speak with the hospital’s executive director, Basman Alashi, who says the hospital received a warning call ahead of the assault. “I don’t understand why they hit us,” Alashi says. “We’ve been in this place since 1996, we are known to the Israeli government.”

http://m.democracynow.org/stories/14508

Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank, was shelled by Israel on Thursday. At the time of the attack, the hospital was filled with patients who were paralyzed, unconscious and unable to move. We speak with the hospital’s executive director, Basman Alashi, who says the hospital received a warning call ahead of the assault. “I don’t understand why they hit us,” Alashi says. “We’ve been in this place since 1996, we are known to the Israeli government.”

http://m.democracynow.org/stories/14508

disciplesofmalcolm
Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank, was shelled by Israel on Thursday. At the time of the attack, the hospital was filled with patients who were paralyzed, unconscious and unable to move. We speak with the hospital’s executive director, Basman Alashi, who says the hospital received a warning call ahead of the assault. “I don’t understand why they hit us,” Alashi says. “We’ve been in this place since 1996, we are known to the Israeli government.”

Israel Bombs Gaza’s Only Rehab Hospital: Staff Forced to Evacuate Paralyzed Patients After Shelling

War is a disability issue. Occupation is a disability issue. Militarization is a disability issue. Imperialism is a disability issue.

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magotdai
The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.

"I Will Never Apologize". Iran Flight 665 Shot Down, 290 Dead.

"I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy." - George Bush, Aug 2 1988

These are the words of the (at time) Vice President of the United States after a civilian aircraft carrying 290 passengers, 66 of which were children, was shot down by the reckless USS Vincennes on July 3, 1988. The coverup and lack of apology, continues to this day.

http://m.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/18/1314985/—I-Will-Never-Apologize-Iran-Flight-665-Shot-Down-290-Dead