What talent you have Katie– can’t wait for your novel. Thank you so much!
(Maybe you can start making jewelry from the much- feared stones of Palestine………)
haha thanks, just. :}
That’s an interesting idea re: stones. I’ll think it over and see if I come up with anything.
I think you would have a grateful market, Katie.
How very kind you are to come back and respond here.
you’re very talented katie miranda, i’ve been poking around your FB page. impressive. thanks for everything you do.
Thanks Annie, I’m so happy to be a part of Mondoweiss now !
Love it! It gets to the quick of this situation. Especially loved the 3rd image panel, depicting the reality of US/Israeli approved land swaps.
When you’re born into wealth, with everything paid for, and the family objective is to achieve more wealth, you have to do your duty, which Kerry has done: first he married into the Forbes family, then into the Heinz family, and he agreed to marry into their brand of influential politics. And it has shown. Chelsea Clinton is following his guide. She will be as effectual as Kerry in maintaining the status quo, while proclaiming the contrary. They both can look forward to a comfy life, full of righteous platitudes and busy work that net operate to keep the oppressed, oppressed. Both useful tools.
Just like Obama. Penny Pritsker’s tool.
Pretty much, yeah :|
I too once thought that there was enough common interest in an end to conflict, genuine equality regardless of race and economic cooperation to make a generally satisfactory settlement likely or more than likely. People, I thought, always do what is basically in their interests. I had quite a lot of experience of the world and I was so deluded. I read articles by wise people in the respectable press which said that it was all over bar the shouting and the posturing. This was back in the 90s. My only excuse for misleading myself so much is that a lot of others were doing the same. Mr. Sec. Kerry must surely have got beyond these illusions, since so much information is available to him and so many disappointments have been endured. I suppose it’s all about politics back home. He will probably end up proclaiming that it’s all very sad, but Israel has no partner for peace.
Or perhaps he just sees it as an interim job on the way to another presidential run or the next Mid East Envoy. Tony Blair’s made out quite nice financially in that position as this article by Ali Abunimah states: link to aljazeera.com
“Another major deal Blair brokered with Israel was for British Gas to secure contracts to exploit natural gas fields worth up to $6bn in the territorial waters of the occupied Gaza Strip. While Blair publicly sold the deal as good for Palestinians in Gaza, no Palestinians in Gaza were ever consulted. Blair negotiated the deal directly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which, according to Channel 4, “would likely see Israel control the gas supply and any surplus gas sold to Israel and not on the open market.”
You should try submitting them to NPR. Of course it’s doubtful they every use it, but it would be a great counter to the crap they normally produce.
Yeah I doubt they’d use it. :}
Love it! More please.
Terriffic! Katie, please send this to Kerry and to every member of the Foreign Affairs Committe.
At least the Staffers will appreciate it, but will have to hide your work in bottom drawers as AIPAC operatives make their rounds.
link to foreignaffairs.house.gov
Thanks Ellen, I tweeted it to him:
@JohnKerry I drew you a letter: link to t.co @Mondoweiss— Katie Miranda (@KatieMirandaArt) July 5, 2013
No response though. :}
Wonderful stuff! Thank you Katie Miranda.
OT here, Katie, but in case you don’t know the wonderful work of Mary Leunig:
link to maryleunig.com
She doesn’t do the I/P conflict (not that I know), but like you, she’s a global empathetic with a soulful sense of irony.
** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** **
p.s. I love how so very chic you wear the petite Kafiyah.
Thanks Katie! – so refreshing