Great March of Return and the Unspeakable
POETRY FORMAT, 9 Jul 2018
This wordless borderland
Where love and atrocity meet
Where free fire zones
Fill pools with blood
Climb forlorn fences
Call forth silences
Of heart and mind
Words of rage
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
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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