With nothing but poverty, trauma and political strife in the news for the Gaza Strip, the future seems unremittingly bleak. People are resilient, but how much more can they stand?
Some corporations dipping their toes into new modes of campaign funding have been rebuffed by hostile consumer and stockholder reaction, but Chevron doesn't seem to mind.
Dawn Paley is a freelance journalist and researcher. You can find more of her work online at dawnpaley.ca or follow her on Twitter@dawn_.