The stone pelters of Palestine & Kashmir: hooligans or freedom fighters?

I’m honored to have an article coming out in Kashmir Mirage on the stone pelter–hooligan or freedom fighter? It was hard to write because Kashmiris could run me around the block with what they know so I directed it to those who don’t really understand the phenomenon of stone pelters in Palestine & Kashmir.

I of course consider them tough-minded freedom fighters &, more than a David & Goliath thing writ large, a citizen’s defense guard. People can get all high & mighty about the violence involved but what would we have them do against a high-tech brutal army? Stop protesting human rights crimes? Submit to oppression? Let unarmed protesters stand defenseless against pellet guns? The oppressed have the right to defend themselves “by any means necessary.”