The people beat him so badly
they could not distinguish him
from the pigs the rebels slaughtered
My father never told us
That Khomeini had visited him
For medical treatment many years ago
I went to the drugstore and I looked inside
Saw my good gal had upped and died
Hung my head down and I cried
Don’t want no more war
According to the Crow tradition of counting coups, a warrior can earn the title by completing four coups or deeds in battle. The four coups are: lead a war party into battle, sneak into an enemy camp at night and steal a horse, take away an enemy’s weapon, and touch an enemy without being harmed.
This animated documentary from director Nádia Mangolini mines the memories the four Gomes da Silva siblings whose father went missing and whose mother was imprisoned in a tower during a period oppressive dictatorship in Brazil.
Naomi Shihab Nye, the current Young People’s Poet Laureate, and poet Michael Simms gather international poets to share works that navigate themes of identity, displacement, and home in Gaza.
Here is a rock and two eyes
Here is a moon, there is a goose
And still there are more things I could not see
Or How to Deliver 16,128 Hiroshimas
Americans may already be lying themselves out of what little remains of their democracy.
You put on your eyeglasses
And read me your daughter’s will
Word by word.
The U.S. “national security” budget is still the third rail of politics in this country.
Right now, civil conversation on these subjects is difficult to impossible to sustain because both the Zionist and the Palestinian narratives have been carefully curated to highlight the harms that each side inflicted on the other, and to minimize or ignore the harms that they inflicted on their adversaries.