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Category Archives: Empire, War and Terror

Bring Sami Al-Arian Home

Professor Sami Al-Arian: political prisoner in a US prison since 2003. Despite being acquitted, Al-Arian remains in prison in Bush’s America, a ‘test case’ for the Patriot Act and a … Continue reading

1 August, 2008 · 2 Comments

Militant Zionism and the Invasion of Iraq: Ron Andreas

An important reminder of the goals of destabilisation of the Middle East and the instrumentalisation of war for militant zionism, with thanks to Ron Andreas (submitted by the author). Unlike … Continue reading

28 July, 2008 · 2 Comments

Dr H. In The Holy Land V: Qalandia Check-Point

Qalandia check point is the main check point into Jerusalem from Ramallah. It is worse than I remember it to be. A humiliating example of every day life for the … Continue reading

27 July, 2008 · Leave a comment

Dr H in the Holy Land IV: Land

The battle here is about land… and it has always been. Last night Nicholas took us to his land or his family’s land, it’s called Al Makhror, and now lies … Continue reading

27 July, 2008 · 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"