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The cook’s report: I watched Beirut as it burned

The Independent :: 30 September 2006 :: by Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain is famed for his dramatic culinary adventures. But when he set off to Lebanon, little did he know … Continue reading

30 September, 2006 · Leave a comment

Rapid Lebanese recovery allows WFP to wind up operations

Source: World Food Programme | Reuters | 15 Sep 2006 10:39:00 GMT WFP food supplies reach Tyre in southern Lebanon. The Agency has helped deliver relief aid to more than … Continue reading

17 September, 2006 · Leave a comment

Israel’s shame: Gaza condemned to desolation

Al-Ahram | 14 – 20 September 2006 | Issue No. 812 On the brink of starvation, reports Erica Silverman, Gazans wonder if the world is blind as well as deaf … Continue reading

17 September, 2006 · Leave a comment

Lebanon: Unexploded bombs hamper rural recovery

IRIN, 5 September 2006 RAS AL-AIN/ TYRE – Now that war is over, farmers are returning to their land in southern Lebanon only to find their crops destroyed and their … Continue reading

6 September, 2006 · 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"