What makes us change?
What changes the way we perceive the world and our place in it?
I find these questions fascinating.
And although privilege is not the only lens through which we see the world, I think it contains an important part of the answer to these questions.
That’s why I’m very excited to present to you a mini-series on privilege where I ask people how the concept of privilege has changed throughout their lives.
In my introductory episode, I talked about the definition of privilege, what we should be conscious about so it doesn’t freeze us in our political actions, and how we can discuss privilege without falling into the traps of what is called comparative suffering.
In the new episode below, three people (full disclosure: three friends of mine, yes!) summarise their own privilege stories for you.
I hope you enjoy and stick around for upcoming episodes!
Massacre in Jenin: The World Continues to Look Away as Israeli Forces Murder Palestinians in a Refugee Camp
As Israeli forces raid Jenin and murder nine Palestinians – making it ten in a day – will we see any international condemnation? And what’s the role of the media here?
To ask what good happened in any year might sound like a controversial question. Yet we have to train ourselves to notice – and to celebrate – the victories for human rights throughout the world. This is what I do in my episode as look at 2022 and identify what good happened in the UK/Palestine,…
On January 8, 2023, Brazil suffered yet another form of attack on democracy. What was it exactly? How does it compare to the January 6 insurrection in the US? And how is the country moving forward with president Lula ahead?
Both mainstream media and state-owned media have their agendas. Can we educate ourselves to notice them or do we continue attributing concepts like “propaganda” to “the other” and words like “liberation” to what our governments are doing?
When it comes to your political education, how do you decide what sources to trust? What are your criteria to choose what you consume and what source to give more importance to? In my episode, I present my own criteria but, more importantly, encourage you to define your own.
Yet the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh is yet another reminder that Israel operates with complete impunity. As the months are passing, we can see no meaningful external investigation is taking place.
How does a county fall from the podium of democracy? And is it always a sudden fall? When it’s not something sudden and obvious, like a military coup, but a gradual process, it can be more difficult to spot, point a finger to, and name. So what does it entail?
Israeli groups and their supporters seem to be outraged by Farha, a Palestinian movie that shows the violence by Zionist forces that took place when the state of Israel was being established. I invite you to deconstruct this criticism.
How the Israeli press is being treated – the fact that not all football fans want to talk to them at the World Cup in Qatar – reminds us to check how Israel itself treats Palestinian journalists. In short, that treatment is so bad that this comparison can hardly be made.
2022 has been the deadliest year for Palestinian children in the West Bank in 15 years. To fully understand how the Israeli state policies work, we have to understand how they affect – not unintentionally, but by design – the Palestinian children.
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