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January 01, 0001
    Roxanne-Dunbar-Ortiz has defined the term engaged intellectual through a life spent on the frontlines of the past four decades of social struggles. Born to a rural working-class white family in Oklahoma, she has never abandoned her roots through the process of becoming one of the most respected Left academics in the United States. Atdifferent times in her life, she has been involved with the armed revolutionary underground (detailed in her book Outlaw Woman), an early radical feminist, and active in civil society through the United Nations.

BACKGROUND: Israel is using weapons supplied by the United States to target Palestinian & Lebanese civilians and civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon in violation of the US Arms Export Control Act and the Geneva Conventions.

* On July 12th, Israel killed 23 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with missiles fired from aircraft and shells fired from tanks. Israel killed 9 members of one family in a missile strike on a house near Gaza City.

August 21, 2006
    (A different version of this article appears in the Summer 2006 issue of Colorlines

“I want as many people to come visit here as possible,” a lower 9th ward resident named Calvin told me as we walked past the infamous breached levees and destroyed homes of his neighborhood. “The national media has forgotten us, the politicians in DC have forgotten us. I support anything to get the word out.”

Among many people I've spoken with in New Orleans, this sentiment is common; the idea that the country has moved on, and if people would just come here and see for themselves, they’ll bring attention and consciousness.

January 01, 0001

August 5, 2006


After coming back from reporting on The Other Campaign in Oaxaca, I realized that there were more than a few people here in the States that had heard of this new, national initiative but didn’t quite get it. This quote from an activist in the Palestinian Solidarity Movement sort of sums up several different things I’ve been hearing: “Yeah, it’s disappointing that they (the Zapatistas) are becoming less militant now…getting involved in electoral politics and just parading around.” Damn. Where to start?

The Other Campaign is the national initiative that has grown out of the Zapatista’s Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle released in June of 2005.

January 01, 0001

“Stories from The Other Campaign” - Supplement 1 of 2

    [I’ve including this piece as I wanted to share the unedited speech of at least one adherent to The Other Campaign to give a flavor for what Delegate Zero’s meetings with adherents are like. Also, in this case, Tlahui was an especially fabulous member of the Oaxacan organizing community and definitely deserves a wide audience. –RJ]

Leonardo Tlahui’s Speech at the University of the Land (UniTierra) in Dialogue with Delegate Zero on February 10th, 2006

Welcome Sup [Marcos],

Welcome to dignity, justice and freedom.

Our snail's heart (corazon de caracol) is ready to receive the dignitary fire from the center of the earth.