Tag Archives: Faiha Abdulhadi

On the International Day of Happiness: We are not fine

In March, as we sent messages of greeting to one another on International Women’s Day, and revived the memory of the Battle of Karameh and Land Day, the International Day of Happiness appeared, on the 20th, to whisper in our ears: Palestine is ranked number 103, among all the countries of the world, in the 2017 World Happiness Report: you ... Read More »

Stories of Music in Occupation Jails: “Blessed Are Those Who Stand Firm”

I was moved by a letter written by Hassan Karaja, an activist for youth and social rights, who was imprisoned and has now been released. It was written from Ofer Prison, where many have been buried alive, and sent to Ma3azef (an online magazine that specializes in music, and in particular music from the Arab World) on the 23rd of ... Read More »

The scholar has his say: ‘It’s now time to begone.’

The presence of the Israeli occupation is associated with the practice of violence against the Palestinian people in its extremest forms, and a total indifference to interational laws and conventions, and the violation of human rights. Beginning with the racial cleansing massacres and the expulsion of the Palestinian people in 1948 by the Zionist forces, it continues in its different ... Read More »

Writing Palestine’s Comprehensive History A Tool of Resistance and Freedom

  “The archaeologist is busy analyzing stones/ in the rubble of legends he searches for his own eyes/ to show/ that I am a sightless vagrant on the road/ with not one letter in civilization's alphabet/ meanwhile in my own time I plant my trees/ I sing of my love.” Mahmoud Darwish   In light of the Zionist Entity recruiting ... Read More »

Story-Sewing & Writing Social History

I recall the past, I talk about the present & I outlook the future through narrating. Is it possible for me to do all that through sewing? Would I be able to weave my stories the way I tell them? Is it possible for the ordinary (needle & thread) to shape acts of free-will towards psychological, political & social liberty ... Read More »

Who dares to defy the people’ will? Who dares to chain Egypt for an hour?

"We know who caused our wounds\ we know and gathered\ we, labor peasants and students \ we began walking through a path without return\ a new era began\victory drew closer than our eyes\ victory drew closer than our hands." Ahmad Fuad Nejm ***** Young people, full of life, wanted to achieve social justice and put an end to the reign ... Read More »

Tunisia and the sign of democracy: The sound of the human voice

"I hear bravura of birds, bustle of growing wheat, gossip of flames, clack of sticks cooking my meals, I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice, I hear all the sounds running together, combined, fused or following, sounds of the city and sounds out of the city, sounds of the day and night." Walt Whitman   ... Read More »

The Winds of Freedom and the Ethnic, Religious and Sectarian Diversity

  "One Day you finally knew What you had to do, and began, Though the voices around you Kept shouting their bad advice—" Mary Oliver\ USA   At the time of fragmentation and division, at the time in which the compass and the priorities are almost lost; about seven hundred activists and freedom lovers from forty countries started their journey ... Read More »

Scheherazade Says: A Story from the Gaza Massacre

It was the fifth day of the barbaric Israeli air, land and sea aggressions on the proud Gaza Strip. The Israeli forces attacked with tanks, naval vessels and military aircrafts. On the eleventh hour of a Wednesday night, on the 31st of December of the year 2008, being the fourth of Muharram of the year 1430 AH; Na’eema said: Al ... Read More »