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Arab Appropriation

Hummus, Falafel, the Kaffieh and the ‘Hamza hand’ are but some of the most common cases of Arab cultural appropriation. Fashion houses are regular culprits and you only have to spend five minutes in one of Paris’ quarters to find Israeli Hummus and Falafel for sale. 927 more words

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Providing anti-Tank Missiles to Rebels in Syria*

Saudi Arabia Providing anti-Tank Missiles to Rebels in Syria*

An array of anti-tank missiles were fired against the Syrian Arab army over the past two weeks by Harakat Hazm, an Islamist group created by NATO in January 2014. 121 more words


Rods and Koans

Each cause is the effect of its own effect – Ibn Arabi

OK Soul Rebels,

I started writing today with something like “implicit in the concept of Western free market democracy is the notion that resources belonging to the 3rd World and indigenous populations be commandeered and appropriated for use” but figured ah what the heck, it’s Friday, we could all use a dross cleanser. 321 more words


A Thought for Good Friday

On this day of holy commemorations, I find myself thinking about the native peoples buried anonymously in this California mission beneath a life-size Crucifix with eucalyptus branches waving gracefully overhead. 38 more words


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.” 629 more words


Biometric Identification Control: What Will You Do?

Biometric Identification Control: What Will You Do?

By Michael Snyder

In some areas of the world, payment systems that require palm scanning or face scanning are already being tested.  1,533 more words


Algeria: Chronicle of the Years of Fire

(1975, dir: Mohammed Lakhdar-Hamina; language: Arabic, French; original title: وقائع سنين الجمر or Chronique des Années de Braise)

Chronicle of the Years of Fire is an epic 177-minute film set in the lead-up to the Algerian War of Independence against colonial France. 668 more words