Monday, February 23, 2009

Fiddling while rural Alaska freezes (and starves)

This article is a few weeks old, but it does highlight the structural violence experienced by rural Alaska residents and the crisis their communities have experienced this winter. The stories shared in that one article are truly heartbreaking.

I know that the blog The Mudflats has been covering the story which includes their governor's lack of tangible action, save perhaps to blame the victims and once more expose herself as an ignoramus (Writing Raven is a bit too charitable in dismissing concerns about racism on the part of Palin, which is something that fundamentally central to the story of the grinding poverty experienced by surviving First Nations peoples).

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