Freedom and Walls
In all the popular talk of globalization and social networking and the like it is easy to get the sense that there is this inevitable process of increasing inter-connectivity occurring around the globe, and to a large extent this is true for the swollen middle and upper classes of the developed and parts of the developing world. The dark side of this story is the increasing prevalence of the simple but brutal entity called the wall and its divisive and violent application against certain peoples. The Wall with a capital double u is increasingly used and increasingly applied as a devise of division and oppression. Most obviously in places like Palestine, but also in a thousand other walled sub-divisions, shopping malls, and prisons. Please spare a moment to watch this short clip on the wall in Palestine and the remarkable artistic responses to its daily intrusion.