Thursday, February 26, 2009

Barbed Hula

I wish I had seen this show by the Israeli artist Sigalit Landau at the MOMA in NYC last year. This piece is particularly powerful.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Creating Beauty out of our Waste

I am really loving Jean Shin's work. Once again, I am finding art that relates to my class on consumption. Thanks to dear ada for sharing.

I now need to finish reading Latinos, Inc.: The Marketing and Making of People by Arlene Davila. Hope you are having a wonderful day!








Monday, February 09, 2009

Cronies in the Boardroom Music Video

After consuming my latest batch of readings on consumption, this made me laugh. I love the Reverend Billy's responses to this crazy world we live in.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Is Peace out of Reach?

This was a part of last Sunday's 60 Minutes show which I finally was able to watch. It is incredible that such an honest protrayal of the situation in the West Bank was aired on mainstream TV. It clearly argues that a two state solution is no longer viable. Now, people have to wrap their thoughts around a one-state solution.



Please let CBS know how much you appreciate this unbiased journalism. They need to hear from people right now.

- You can email directly to 60m@cbsnews.com and to audsvcs@cbs.com to thank them for their courage and to encourage more of the same.

- You can register on the article page and send comments

- You can scroll to the bottom of the article and choose "Contact Us".

- You can write to them at

60 Minutes
524 West 57th St.
New York, NY
10019

- you can phone them at (212) 975-3247

This is what I wrote:

Thank you Bob Simon and all at CBS for airing the segment "Is Peace out of Reach?" last week. I don't think that most people in the United States had any idea about the complexity of the situation at this point due to the settlements. The more that I read, the more that I think that a one-state solution is the only viable one. A one-state solution where the country is a peaceful and just democracy for both Palestinians and Israelis alike. I would love to see more coverage regarding a one-state solution. This will start replacing the image that most Americans have of division and conflict in the region with one of compassion, understanding, and hope.

May there be peace in Palestine and Israel.