Right now everyone is moving to rural and small urban areas. But urbanization is a fundamental, monotonic trend economic force –– we’re more productive when we’re near each other. People move to cities because they can share ideas and collaborate directly.
Activists, lawyers, and policy experts alike agree that the jury selection system is broken at every stage of the process—and Black defendants are paying the price.
Robin always talked about the future as the perfect remedy to the present, ever hopeful that things would get better, if only you worked for it.
“There’s this master narrative that rural places are in need of help or deprived. And yes, they are denied a lot of resources, but I think rural places have so many assets — things that all demographics are looking for.”
“He is an artist, so he used his platform to speak out against the military junta,” Stanley said. “And we haven’t heard from him. And we’re very nervous.”
“The [COVID-19] virus, which knows no borders, floods the West Bank, unleashing a terrible spread that… Palestinians are simply not prepared to deal with,” said Chaufan. “And nobody in their sane mind would expect that a system that has been assaulted for decades is prepared to deal with that.”
“Nothing is its own symbol, it can only be a symbol of something else.”
“There’s an idea behind this building—using common materials for ordinary people but levitating them [and] making dreams out of the mud.”