12 May '11, 6pm

High, dry, and up against a wall: Why water and food justice are key to ending border conflicts via @grist

High, dry, and up against a wall: Why water and food justice are key to ending border conflicts via @grist

Not-so-great wall: Palestinian farmers say the real problem is the way water flows beneath this brutalist structure. Photos: Gary Nabhan For someone who lives within 12 miles of the infamous wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, it was an odd feeling to travel along the wall between Palestine and Israel last week just as Osama bin Laden's death was announced to the world. Odd, because the parallels between the two desert regions are so remarkable. Palestinian farmers I spoke with were not interested in talking about the wall itself, nor the killing of bin Laden, nor the Hamas-Fatah unification. Instead, like farmers on the Mexican side of the border near where I live, they wanted to talk water rights. Specifically, they were intent on having this American writer understand how their lives are affected by the ways water flows beneath the wall. The environmental-justice issues ...

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