Blogger Profile: Mira Dabit
Mira Dabit is a Palestinian youth activist and folkloric storyteller, who lived and worked in north and south Ireland after receiving her BA in psychology and sociology from Birzeit University. She has returned to the West Bank where she is organizing theater projects for youth, along with other initiatives that strive to make marginalized voices heard.
June 29th, 2012
World's Longest Standing Peace Vigilist's Home at Risk of Foreclosure
Impossible you say? This isn’t foreclosure in the classic sense, and the vigil in front of the White House, maintained 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is not yet the issue. But, the house where the woman who has maintained a presence against nuclear war and weaponry for ...
March 9th, 2012
Checkpoints and Dignity: Daily Life in Occupied Territories
Since I became involved in the ‘Occupy Movement’ in the U.S., and I have now returned to my home in Ramallah on the West Bank, I have thought a lot about how I came to understand concepts of protest and revolution. I started to become educated about the meaning of ...
February 23rd, 2012
Occupy Wall Street not Palestine: Graffiti on the Wall
In the heart of a revolution transcending one locale, what connects us? That question looms deep in my mind as I walk through the streets of Ramallah, a city I know so well. I look ahead and am confronted by red and black spray paint on random city walls exposing the ...
February 18th, 2012
Hungry for Freedom, Starving for Justice: a story of hunger striker Adnan Khader
Sometimes when I ponder about being a Palestinian, my mind travels towards the direction of responsibility, a heavy load of existence, survival, humanity and freedom. A life where everything seems to be somehow a beautiful disaster. When people ask me how I view myself, I answer that I'm a Palestinian ...
February 15th, 2012
From Occupied Palestine to Occupy DC
I am 26 years old and I’m a refugee from Palestine. I grew up in Ramallah until I was 22. Then, I traveled to Ireland and worked on peace and reconciliation issues. Then, I ended up in the States. Growing up in Palestine is a struggle for survival. My father was ...