Reading through my posts today, there are new year greetings mixed with reports about violence in Palestine, Kashmir, Syria, & elsewhere. We know millions of refugees are crammed into squalid camps in almost concentration camp conditions or forced to live & sleep outside. They’re all our sisters & brothers & what happens to them is our concern. 2017 was a lousy year for them, just like the ones before it. We don’t have the right to turn away because the suffering is overwhelming. We just keep stepping to build solidarity because the future of all humanity rests on the victory of the oppressed & our support for their struggles. The new year just means a recommitment to active solidarity.