Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blood on Our Hands: has yours begun to dry? Check again.

[artwork is from here; my great thanks to the artist who created this:]
Blood On Our Hands
Noah Breuer
Woodblock, 2004
Berkeley, CA

For more information about artist Noah Breuer, please see this website:

To All White Men with Ability, Age, and Class Privileges:

What did you do today, and yesterday, and for the last significant period of time, to stop men's war against women, to stop the global genocides against Indigenous people, to stop white supremacists' war against people of color?

Please, let me know what you are doing, in detail, with your comments here.

I hope there are hundreds of comments to follow... each detailing the many ways white men hold one another accountable to the atrocities we sit back and allow to happen, or actively participate in, institutionally and systemically if not also interpersonally.


My Top Ten Wishes for the New Year, 5770 (the Jewish New Year, that is)

[image is from here]
My Top Ten wish list for this new year, 5770, is as follows:

1. That white Europeans, U.S. whites, and other white people currently not living in Israel not relocate to Israel.
2. That Jews currently living in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories move out of the region.
3. That the Israeli government get forces out of any Palestinian land they are militarily occupying and stop economic sanctions against Palestinian farmers and families.
4. That the Israeli government stop oppressing Palestinians, stop all racist policies and practices--including against Mizrahic Jews, and stop behaving like a white male supremacist state.
5. That Israeli men stop battering and raping Israeli women, Palestinian women, and any other women.
6. That at any check-point, Palestinian women are not verbally, physically, or sexually assaulted by Jewish guards and officers.
7. That Palestinians secure a safe, stable, sustainable homeland in the Middle East.
8. That Middle Eastern Jews secure a stable, sustainable homeland in the Middle East that in no way requires the oppression or expulsion of Palestinians.
9. That Jews no longer experience any expressions or manifestations of anti-Jewish bigotry and violence.
10. That G-d bring peace to all the descendants of Shem, allowing us to see each another as part of one loving family.