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Category Archives: Palestine Peace

Testifying to Truth—and Paying the Price

An excellent piece from Samar Jabr, a psychiatrist practicing in the West Bank and her native Jerusalem. FOR MY RECENT article on the neurotic obsession with anti-Semitism and on using … Continue reading

16 March, 2009 · 5 Comments

You Can’t Raise A Baby With Apartheid Arms

Graphic: Carlos Latuff. The title is a play on the anti-proliferation catchcry: You can’t hug a baby in nuclear arms. That, of course, is the idea, the result of a … Continue reading

4 May, 2008 · 4 Comments

Not In Our Name: We the People Respond To Australian Parliamentary Motion On Israel At 60

In response to PM Rudd’s Motion on Israel’s 60th Anniversary year, many Australians, including this blogger, supported and signed an advertisement that appeared prominently on page 7 of The Australian … Continue reading

15 March, 2008 · 4 Comments

The Writing Is On The Apartheid Wall

Thank you to the Palestinian-Dutch group Send-A-Message for helping to deliver one of the most memorable acts of symbolic dissent to engage in. See also: More guerilla graffiti in the … Continue reading

8 February, 2008 · 9 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"