Sunday, April 12, 2009
Resisting the Wall with Poetry
Poetry alone may not bring the apartheid wall down. But it will put cracks in it. No act of resistance is small.
"Sendamessage.nl will spray a nearly 2,000 word “Open letter to Israel” on an expected 2,625 meters of concrete separation wall near Ramallah in the coming weeks, organizers say.
The letter, from South African scholar and human rights activist Farid Esack, will be spray-painted by local members of the Send a Message campaign, and the cost of equipment, paint and documentation, estimated at 12,000 euros, will be covered by donations of 20 euros by hundreds of supporters of the campaign. ...the letter testifies 'that the situation for Palestinians is far worse than what was experienced in South Africa under apartheid.'