Unmastery — 3rd November 2023

Narayan Subramoniam
2 min readNov 3, 2023

Warning: This post is about what’s happening in Israel-Palestine.

Stop the bombs.

The death toll in Gaza as of the time of writing is 5,087¹. More than 3,000 of those killed are women and children². I believe that no matter your politics, we need a ceasefire. If you’re currently in Canada and share that belief, these are some ways a friend suggested you can help:

Attend rallies (@kwpalestine).

Send emails to

(The first two links take you to a form that makes sending the email very easy. The third link lets you find your MP, and all you need to do is copy the words from (1) or (2) and send it to them.)

Donate to the Humanitarian Coalition’s GAZA HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY fund: https://www.humanitariancoalition.ca/gaza-humanitarian-emergency

Donations will be matched by the Canadian government until November 12th.

If you would like an opinion for why we need the bombs to stop, here are the words of a field journalist who has temporarily lived under bombing: https://archive.ph/4lgxs

I imagine Gaza now, how it must be. I know that it must be like hell, like a hallucination, like time itself is stretched and stuck. I know at such times there is only one coherent thought: Stop the bombs. I was in southern Lebanon in 2006, when Israel bombed medical teams and fleeing civilians and villages filled with people too old or disabled to get away, and what I remember now is the pain of knowing that the rest of the world was flowing along as usual. Knowing they could stop the bombs, but chose not to. Not just yet; a little more death first.
- Megan K. Stack, NYT


1: That is the UN’s number. Gaza’s health ministry puts it above 8,000: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/oct/31/labour-ceasefire-gaza-israel-tear-apart

2: https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/10/1142687, Accessed 01 November 2023