Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

Illegal settlements, land grabs and US tax dollars

Despite US calls for it to be halted, Israel has said that illegal settlements will continue in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem. Palestinians fear that the Obama administration’s words will not be enough to secure concrete action to stop more land grabs.  Al Jazeera’s Noor Odeh reports from the occupied West Bank in the clip below.

Meanwhile, a reminder of an excellent campaign in the US by the Council for the National Interest (CNI), who have put together these awareness-raising posters, also available for sending as a postcard. Overall, US government aid to the hafrada Israeli regime comes to almost $3 Billion a year. (Click on image for larger size)

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This entry was posted on 11 June, 2009 by in Israel, Palestine, US Foreign Policy, Video and tagged .

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"