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Category Archives: Racism

Danny Glover: Race and the Obama Administration

Actor-activist Danny Glover takes a principled stand on calling for the Obama administration to display genuine leadership on the second Durban racism conference. In 2001 I traveled to Durban, South … Continue reading

12 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Ashkenazim's Pawning of Mizrahim, Sacrificing Gaza

An immensely interesting and revealing piece that discusses the too-rarely broached internal racism of Israeli society by Smadar Lavie (‘Sacrificing Gaza to revive Israel’s Labor party‘). Israel’s racism against its … Continue reading

20 January, 2009 · 1 Comment

To the Americans Who Defend Liberty, Thank You

Thanks to Dave and Haitham, this deserves wide circulation so I am adding it here as well. You’ll be moved and encouraged, as I am, by the ordinary Americans who … Continue reading

30 March, 2008 · 1 Comment

Geoffrey Robertson on Why Britain Should Say Sorry To Australia’s Aborigines

What really leapt out in this Guardian piece from Geoffrey Robertson is that the English Fabian Socialists, almost always looked up to by many of us in the labour movement … Continue reading

18 February, 2008 · 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"