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Category Archives: Politics + Human Rights

No 7: Update on ceasefire

Last night was a god damn mess in this Country. At approximately 7 pm, Israel started bombing the shit out of Hezbollah ‘owned’ areas. They didn’t stop until 8 am…

No 6: Bombings

We were seated in the Forum today, with approximately 900 individuals to be evacuated. The day was good… Until somewhere between 2:30 and 2:45 pm when we heard the bombs….

No 5: Photos so far…

Flying over the Greek islands and in to Larnaca, August 11th 2006: Sunset over Lárnaca as I landed, August 11th, 2006 at approx 7 pm: Having my morning coffee in…

No. 4: Mascara plans foiled

Am safe and in Lebanon; will tell you about my two drunk helicopter pilots later, inshallah. What’s below is a little out of sequence; I wrote this while in Frankfurt…

No. 3: Leaving for Lebanon in 45 min

Right. So, as we were landing in Cyprus at sunset yesterday evening, saw this beautiful island in it’s glory. Pulled out my camera a little too late, but did manage…

Evacuation does not = Beauty

I am sitting in the Airport, traumatised (and without spell check, so forgive my errors). Since some idiots tried to bomb something or else, I AM GOING TO SUFFER. I…

Update no. 1: Itinerary

What a hellish 18 hours past. I didn’t get much sleep last night; as soon as the excitement wore off, the fear kicked in. Mama tried to change my mind,…

Leaving for Cyprus and then on to Lebanon

Negotiations began at 4 pm today and I just received this moments ago from work (this is when work gets fun!): “You are confirmed for departure this Thursday August 10…

World Cup Football and Memories of Gaza

My very first memory of futbol was as a baby of less than four years. My father played on a local team and my mom and I would watch and…

Pics from last few weeks

As previously mentioned, I’ve had an extraordinarily busy few weeks past. This is the first ‘dispatch’ of some of the events which have kept me busy and that really stand…

Letter to the Editor

I’d not written a letter to the Editor for a few years. The reason I did on the 18th of May was because I was (& continue to be) so…

Through A Lense

While volunteering with UNRWA 3 summers back in the Palestinian Territories, I managed a few days out on the Mediterranean coastline in Gaza. I was having a completely shit day…

U2 & UN

.1. This is why U2 should only be seen in Montreal. During the entire show on Friday night, T & I were quite aware of the difference in delivery and…

When they say "bow"

.1. As I left the court room today, I was asked to “bow to the bench” before they’d allow me to exit. I didn’t know what that meant (I should,…