What Does It Mean to Reclaim MLK Day?

When I was in fourth grade, a teacher at our school placed a transparent picture on an overhead projector (remember those?) depicting a white man walking alongside Martin Luther King Jr., explaining that… Continue reading

Not Yet Free: A Statement from Phil After Arrest

There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court     and detest the one who tells the truth. You levy a straw tax on the poor     and impose a tax on… Continue reading

Solidarity Uganda launches New Website

Thanks to the tech extraordinaire Mallory Wood, SolidarityUganda.org is up and running! With this new website comes a new support initiative.  This initiative makes it possible for people at ANY financial level to support… Continue reading

Language, Medicinal Worldview, “Development,” and Public Health

In leb Lango, the word “yat” is used for both “tree” and “medicine.” What does that say about a human being’s orientation toward his or her environment?  Obviously, trees are thought to be important.… Continue reading

Why Activists Struggle to Get Funding

Activists tend to be people who are committed to their cause regardless of the presence of resources.  Many spend years without salaries struggling for change.  Others pour their own money into their efforts.… Continue reading

What Should We Plant in Our Garden?

I’m thinking passion fruit varieties along the walls, maybe some rarer vegetables, etc., but still very open to other ideas!

Everything is Perfect

I had a dream in my half-awake state while coasting with 70 strangers on a congested bus headed upcountry. In this dream, my life had no chronology, no narrative – only mystical reflections… Continue reading

Solidarity Uganda gets $.01 every time you search the web

Now every time you make a web search, you can benefit Solidarity Uganda! Follow these simple steps to set up your completely free account in less than a minute: 1) Visit http://www.goodsearch.com. 2)… Continue reading

Home Economics: Everything is Important

These days I kind of laugh when expats or those abroad complain about a lack of local recycling facilities.  Almost every imaginable object here is recycled in a natural human process, be it a piece… Continue reading

Ugandan Youths Being Tortured at Central Police Station

The Jobless Brotherhood formed recently to protest peacefully against youth unemployment and advocate for a free democratic society in Uganda. Their first act was to stealthily release two yellow painted pigs into Parliament.… Continue reading