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Jewish Conscience: If Not Now, When?

Produced last year by Jewish Conscience, this video features a variety of Jewish voices speaking out. Meanwhile – Amira Hass reports that Gaza residents tell of demeaning practices by Shin … Continue reading

19 August, 2007 · Leave a comment

The Ghost of Dick Cheney Past: Occupying Iraq would be a quagmire

Dick Cheney rendering a judgment, publicly, on the strategic ill-advisability of invading and occupying Iraq in 1994, before the full-throttle war-mongering of the Israel Lobby and the profiteering prospects of … Continue reading

13 August, 2007 · 6 Comments

A Year On: Survivors of the Summer War

These clips are from Al Jazeera a couple of weeks ago on the 27th July (H/T Norman Finkelstein), and a timely marker of the one year anniversary of Israeli government … Continue reading

11 August, 2007 · Leave a comment

Civilians pay the price: US arms sales to the ME

ADDENDUM: A great flash animation by Mark Fiore on the topic at hand: with thanks to the wonderful David Baldinger The Bush administration has just recently announced plans for a … Continue reading

3 August, 2007 · 4 Comments

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"