Palestine becomes emblematic of all dispossessed people; the farmer, displaced by capitalist and globalizing forces, becomes a symbol of resistance. To return to the land becomes not just a right but a duty; the restoration of the land to the people the ultimate goal.
This article was published at the Design Altruism Project, based on an interview by a student in the graphic design program at the American University of Beirut. It discusses the state of political illustration in the region.
Created for the poster issue of this newspaper
Friday, October 21, 2011
The organizers of the Occupy Wall Street resistance movement put out a call for posters, and asked Jamaa Al-Yad to create a poster that tied in the efforts in downtown Manhattan to the revolutionary spirit recently activated in the Southwest Asian/North African region. We worked with a Lebanese proverb that translates literally as "he runs, he runs (he works hard) and for dinner he
I wrote this prose poem as a kind of overview of ten years of thinking about September 11, 2001, now that I have the hindsight of living overseas. The piece, published at CounterPunch, compares the violence of that day with the violence directed at the 14-block neighborhood referred to as "Radio Row", which was erased in order to build the Twin Towers.