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Category Archives: Civilians

The Human Story: Gaza father finds out child survived

The BBC’s Christian Fraser is reportedly the first British journalist to get independent access to Gaza since Israel’s assault began. In this clip he goes in search of the father … Continue reading

23 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Embedded With Gaza Medics

What a change reporting from the civilians side rather than the military perspective characteristic of the corporate media’s ’embedding’ with the US military in Iraq. FRANCE 24’s correspondent in Gaza, … Continue reading

17 January, 2009 · 3 Comments

Suffer the children, and how the IDF targets children

Filmed during a lull during Israel’s unrepentant and ongoing assault on Gaza, this handsome, eloquent 12 year old boy by the name of Mohammed tells us what life is like … Continue reading

14 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Scenes in Gaza after more Israeli raids – 11 Jan 09

An Al Jazeera report by Imran Khan showing a glimpse of the human toll (1:55).

12 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

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"