Author: Joelle

The Pyramid of Doom

The Pyramid Of Doom

I spotted this stencil on one of the metal boards aligning the old Vendome Stairs in Mar Mikhael. It’s such a loaded visual. I see in it a hierarchy and intersectionality of power dynamics…

The Weaponization Of Human Rights

On June 5, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Samantha Power as UN Ambassador. On June 6, 2013, CounterPunch ran a profile of Power entitled “Samantha Power and the Weaponization of Human Rights”, which...

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Emotions Are Positive

When we think about emotions, we tend only to think about the negative ones – fear, anger and distress. But this is because the mass media over-emphasizes negative emotions and...

Dealing With Prejudice

Staring prejudice in the face imposes a cruel discipline: to structure your anger, to achieve a certain dignity, an angry dignity. — Ellen Ullman, former software engineer and author of...