Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Independence Day Gift Guide

Independence Day is only one day away, and you're without an appropriate gift for the Sahrawi closest to your heart. Fortunately for you, One Hump is all about service journalism. With that in mind, here's the Western Saharan Independence Day Gift Guide.

For the Harassed Activist
What could be a better gift for a Sahrawi in the occupied territory who wants to see the world than a Moroccan passport? Even if he or she doesn't accept Moroccan sovereignty, a press tour or trip to the Canaries does wonders for post-hungry strike health. Mohammed Daddach finally got one, and it made his week.

For the Wikipedia Scrounger
This one's a tough case. Just having heard about the Western Sahara and astounded by what's going on there, she has to resort to stub articles on Wikipedia to learn anything about the conflict. Worse, when you got her Western Sahara: The Roots of a Desert War for Valentine's Day, the only sound coming out of her bedroom was snoring.

Get her Endgame in the Western Sahara! Compelling, thankfully short, and well-researched, Toby Shelley filled the gap in our knowledge that had been left open since Roots. $28 might seem steep, but considering that it's going for $68 on eBay, you can't afford not to buy it.

For the Aspiring MINURSO Member
Everyone wants to work in MINURSO, but not everyone is good at Excel. Your pal who's too short-sighted or club-footed for Tifariti can still pretend with a MINURSO medal. A few waves of that thing around a bar, and he'll get a free round. If he takes that to Cancun on Spring Break he'll never be at a loss for someone to peel his sunburn.

I hope that helped you decide. It'll be the best Independence Day ever! Apologies to Wonkette for cribbing.


  1. Anonymous11:50 AM

    Where is the party?

  2. Anonymous2:36 PM

    Sure. Just let me know when. :)

  3. Anonymous1:54 PM

    I waited and you never showed up.

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