See ya’ll next week!
We’ve seen charred bodies of dead and injured children pouring in to Al Shifa hospital of Gaza City and the other depleted hospitals around the Gaza Strip. There have been at least 50 air strikes all over the Gaza Strip so far. Deafening explosions shook us all as bombs landed close to us in the streets near the Universities — the windows of my house were broken as a result of Israeli bombing.
Huge explosions are landing all around us in Gaza City now as I write, some entire families have been injured. All the infrastructure of Gaza is coming under attack at this point — power, water, roads, houses, farms and civilians. We can also hear the shelling of Israeli Gunships. There has been announcements of possible Israeli land invasion very soon.
Because we’ll be discussing internal issues the next meeting will be closed to new members. That is, if you’ve never been to a reading group meeting, we ask that you hold off til next week’s meeting so that we can properly meet you!
Also: We’ve added a new section to the website! Send us your questions, comments, concerns, love, whatevaaaaa via the form in the questions // comments // etc. section.
Silence Kid (sweet indie rock from Baltimore!) http://jackandlinda.tumblr.com/ http://silencekidbaltimore.bandcamp.com/
Blood Horses (post punk from Baltimore!) http://bloodhorses.bandcamp.com/
EX. By V. (experimental/punk/metal/noise/prose/radness) http://exbyv.bandcamp.com/
Shuma (Totally freakin’ melodic punk from Towson)
As part of Trans* Rememberance Week, come see some transgender/gender variant activism through art! It’s a free show in the second floor of the Towson University Student Union! Bring your friends, bring whoever will listen!
Potomac Lounge at Towson, see facebook page for more info: http://www.facebook.com/events/510493648970591/
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This is another repost from a wordpress blog I just discovered, and more, in the words of others, on the subject of queer identity in Africa…you can pull the address from my blog roll…
The following passages have been pulled from the research of Kendall, titled “Women in Lesotho and the (Western) Construction of Homophobia” which was published in the anthology, female desires
“My search for lesbians in Lesotho began in 1992, when I arrived in that small, impoverished African country and went looking for my own kind. That was before the president of nearby Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, himself mission-educated, declared moral war on homosexuality and insisted that homosexuality was a ‘Western’ phenomenon imported into Africa by the colonists. When I left Lesotho two and a half years later, I had not found a single Mosotho who identified herself as a lesbian. However, I had found widespread, apparently normative erotic…
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