Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

Notable Quote:

At the core, occupied and abused people will resist their occupation and subjugation. Who among those who support Israel’s right to use disproportionate force would trade places with a Palestinian living in Gaza or welcome the opportunity to live in one of the refugee camps in Lebanon?

It doesn’t take a long stretch of history to understand how strongly people will resist occupation. From the British perspective, George Washington and the American rebels were terrorists, as was Nelson Mandela in South Africa.”

Patrick M. Regan, ‘U.S. continues policy mistakes in Middle East’, Press & Sun-Bulletin, 16 August 2006

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Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"