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Category Archives: Race

Australian National Reconciliation Starts With Sorry

On the 13th of March, at 9am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers the long awaited public apology to our indigenous Australians, and in particular the … Continue reading

12 February, 2008 · 10 Comments

Race and skin colour

Thanks Siri. This was written by a black gentleman in Texas and is so funny. What a great sense of humor and creativity!!! Credited to Malcolm X apocryphally (see comments) … Continue reading

1 November, 2007 · 3 Comments

Rabbi Lerner and Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) on AIPAC’s influence

As the much anticipated book The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy by Walt and Mearsheimer is released this month, the liberal Jewish-spiritual progressive magazine Tikkun has its current issue … Continue reading

16 September, 2007 · 8 Comments

Honouring the victims: Sonja Karkar on Sabra and Shatilla

Sonja Karkar is an Australian Palestinian advocate and founder of the Melbourne-based Women for Palestine. Her pieces regularly appear in the Electronic Intifada, Z-Net, Counterpunch and local mailing lists. Another … Continue reading

16 September, 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"