The Maia Mural Brigade

"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.

The Maia Mural Brigade

Note that a photo of the banner image on our homepage is here, along with many other inspiring photos of their work.

Art Forces 

This site has more projects--most in Palestine and many dedicated to cross-movement building.

Photo of mural in New Gaza Boys School, Gaza City.

Photo of mural in New Gaza Boys School, Gaza City.

Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine T-shirt

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.)

Our powerful logo was designed by Paul Normandia of Red Sun Press.

Our powerful logo was designed by Paul Normandia of Red Sun Press.

The Balfour Declaration and its Historical Roots

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.”

The Balfour Declaration’s Many Questions 

Palestinian women protest the Balfour Declaration in the West Bank city of Nablus on 2 November 2017.       Ayman Ameen/APA images

Palestinian women protest the Balfour Declaration in the West Bank city of Nablus on 2 November 2017.       Ayman Ameen/APA images