Return Our Computers, Cameras Now!

Dear friends who believe in justice, Our cameras and computers were confiscated by the state of Uganda when we were arrested December 6, 2014 and charged with unlawful assembly, meaning state authorities weren’t happy about the alleged conversation we were having about peace! For the past year, we’ve had trouble keeping in touch with you all, […]

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 “the Civil Rights Movement started to make a big impact once white people joined them.” The take-away for the entire class of […]

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 their grain. Therefore, though you have built stone mansions, you will not live in them; though you have planted lush vineyards, you […]

SOLIDARITY UGANDA LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

December 4, 2014 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 the organization.  If we can fill a monthly calendar with commitments from monthly donors at the dollar amount of each […]

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.  They are important for survival, not to mention their contributions to tasty meals, construction, sourcing charcoal, fighting climate change, and the like. There […]

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.  So why are self-sacrificing, resilient, relentless individuals who are working so hard for their communities usually incredibly under-funded? There are several reasons […]

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 on reality as I gazed pensively out the window of a moving vehicle at a world untainted by power of any kind. […]

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 www.goodsearch.com. 2) Log in with your Facebook account or create a new account using the link in the upper right corner of the page. […]

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 of fabric or a scrap of metal. Perhaps they see a seemingly overwhelming amount of rubbish on the roadside, but let me […]