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Category Archives: Diplomacy

Anna Baltzer: Witness In Palestine

Marwan Barghouti and Anna Baltzer on The Daily Show Jewish American peace activist Anna Baltzer has been doing exemplary peacework in Palestine for awhile now. In these two video snippets from … Continue reading

4 August, 2007 · 10 Comments

Petitioning for social action

Do petitions matter? Do they help to effect social progress? In this 2 minute video Amnesty answer with a resolute (perhaps romanticised to some) yes. We do well to recall … Continue reading

30 July, 2007 · 10 Comments

Ethnic cleansing by L’Oreal: “Because you’re worth less?”

At some point last year, I was introduced to Amina Mire’s work on skin bleaching. I was reminded of Amina’s essay Pigmentation and Empire when coming upon two of these … Continue reading

14 July, 2007 · 53 Comments

Avigail Abarbanel on the Israeli Police State

Avigail Abarbanel is a psychotherapist and former Israeli resident who left Israel for Australia in 1991. In The Israeli Police State, Abarbanel writes a revealing piece on the psychologically abusive … Continue reading

14 July, 2007 · 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"