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Category Archives: Somalia

In Somalia, It’s The Blood Money, Stupid! by Amina Mire

Another valuable and urgent piece on Somalia with thanks to Amina Mire for sending it. She writes about the underexamined role of China’s scramble for Africa’s natural resources, in addition … Continue reading

8 July, 2007 · 18 Comments

Petras on Zionism, Puppet Regimes and Political Allies

A very good analytical overview piece from James Petras (see also related recent post on economic empire building here). In this article he focuses upon the influence of Israel and … Continue reading

5 April, 2007 · Leave a comment

Outsourcing the Military: Blackwater and Bush

The second-largest army in Iraq does not belong to a country, it belongs to a corporation. They are the tens of thousands of private security contractors in which Blackwater dominates. … Continue reading

23 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

Thank you, Rep. Ron Paul

Run-time 1 min:50. Thanks to my good friend Paul for forwarding these. Rep Ron Paul displays a canny concern for the appearance of a Gulf of Tonkin style incident, and … Continue reading

20 January, 2007 · 7 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"