"Maia Mural Brigade" is a multi-media public-art project with artists, activists and youth from Palestine and around the world in Gaza, occupied Palestine. By partnering with on-the-ground activist organizations in Gaza including the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), MAIA Mural Brigade uses art to ignite concrete action for environmental justice.
In 2011, the MAIA Mural Brigade collaborated with Estria Foundation’s #WaterWrites project and MECA. To date, 9 murals have been painted across Gaza. All but one are located at the sites of water purification and desalination systems being installed by the Middle East Children’s Alliance, providing clean water to more then 50,000 children.
Note that a photo of the banner image on our homepage is here, along with many other inspiring photos of their work.
This site has more projects--most in Palestine and many dedicated to cross-movement building.
Now you can wear a "Water is a Human Right" T-shirt with the stunning Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine logo in the colors of the Palestinian flag within a water drop.
Order here. (women's sizes run a bit small so you may want to order the next size up.)
Here are the first two paragraphs of this important article:
In their attempt to cleanse the newly invented Europe from everything that was un-Christian and therefore un-Western, Enlightened Europeans invented in the late 18th century what they called “the Eastern Question” and its subsidiary “the Jewish Question.”
Both questions were to become central to European imperial aims of splintering the Ottoman Empire and taking over its territories. By the early 20th century, as World War I was coming to a close, these Enlightened Europeans opted to resolve the two Questions by transmuting them through settler-colonialism into what they called the “Palestine Question.”