Stories & News

Unrecognized: A Chronicle of Bedouin life in the Naqab

Produced and Directed by Nirah Elyza Shirazipour, the film discusses how the state of Israel is striving to sedentarize this historically nomadic indigenous population by uprooting them from their culture and community through the denial of basic resources, house demolitions, land appropriation and strategic exposure to industrial pollution.

In the filmmakers own words, “the struggle of the Bedouin of the Naqab is critical to understanding Israel’s apartheid policies and agendas, especially as manifest upon all minority communities within its own supposed borders.”

It’s also one that the pro-Palestinian movement should support, now more than ever. Israel is getting ready to evict as many as 40,000 Bedouins from the Naqab. If there was ever a time for the pro-Palestinian movement to show solidarity, it is now.

Day of Action Against Israeli Agricultural Produce Exporters

Day of Action Against Israeli Agricultural Produce Exporters

Take Apartheid off the Menu! Day of Action Against Israeli Agricultural Produce Exporters – November 26, 2011 Export of Israeli agricultural produce is at the heart of Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people. It is an integral component of the ongoing process of colonisation and ...

Join the Team

Join the Team

The Hella Delicious Food Culture is currently looking for a few versatile, dedicated interns to help spread the word about the importance of honoring traditional foodways. Internships with Hella Delicious are rewarding, educational, inclusive, healing and fun. Everything we work on aims to make t ...

Deadly Monopolies – Corporate Control of Life Itself

Deadly Monopolies – Corporate Control of Life Itself

This is a must watch interview from Democracy Now. Harriet Washington discusses tissue trafficking, patents, universities and pharmaceutical corporations. Scary stuff, and this is only a tip of the iceberg. "Deadly Monopolies": Medical Ethicist Harriet Washington on How Firms are Taking Over ...

How You Can Support Village #Occupy

How You Can Support Village #Occupy

I've been spending all the time I can lately down Village #Occupy Vancouver. It is so lovely to have a new-old village in the middle of the downtown! I have mostly been listening to people, I have heard complaints about the system from all kinds and I have heard complements about the movement from a ...

Hunger Strikes Around the World for Basic Human Rights

Hunger Strikes Around the World for Basic Human Rights

While Michael Schmidt's hunger strike nears 30 days, another Michael (Maikel) is also on a hunger strike for similar reasons. Egypt has been using religion to stir up division in Cairo between the Muslims and Coptic's in order to maintain their agenda and power with the upcoming elections. It is imp ...

25 Dead After Being Run Down in Cairo

25 Dead After Being Run Down in Cairo

A firsthand account: Marching from Shubra to deaths at Maspero I have only posted excerpts from the article. Please read the full account here. The march from the Cairo district of Shubra was huge, like the numbers on 28 January. In the front row was a group of men in long white bibs, “marty ...

September Update 2011

September Update 2011

It's been a while since I did a general update -- things have been pretty crazy so there is a lot to tell. We just got back from a trip to the Catskills where Hella Delicious was born four years ago and most of my cooking videos were shot. It's always great to go back--so nice to only have the sound ...

Letter from Home

Letter from Home

I was digging through my old papers trying to find an old chart of my various ancestors the other day...I didn't find it, but I did find an old letter from Thanksgiving 1995 from our father, he's a linguist so he loves getting into all kinds of ways of looking at language--even spell check programs. ...

The Vaccine Industry is Floundering

The Vaccine Industry is Floundering

I just wanted to share this article on the state of the vaccine industry. It sure is nice to feel like we might be seeing the end of the tunnel in this area! Do you like the cool cartoon? I am trying to find out who to attribute it to. The United Nations Invites Mark Geier MD to Lead the Charge A ...