Great March of Return and the Unspeakable

POETRY FORMAT, 9 Jul 2018

Richard Falk – TRANSCEND Media Service

This wordless borderland
Where love and atrocity meet

Where free fire zones
Fill pools with blood

Overflowing hatred
Climb forlorn fences

Call forth silences
Of heart and mind

Words of rage
Rightless rights

March and return
Return and march

Tears are not enough
Nor outrage nor silence

When tending the wounded
Become a capital crime

It’s time to say
This world is doomed

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27 Jun 2018 – Yalikavak, Turkey

Richard Falk is a member of the TRANSCEND Network, an international relations scholar, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, author, co-author or editor of 40 books, and a speaker and activist on world affairs. In 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed Falk to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies, and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. His most recent book is Achieving Human Rights (2009).

 

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