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The beautiful game embraces Palestine: footballers take a stand

Thank you to Sevilla striker Fredi Kanoute (pictured in photograph after the ‘more’ break) and to Kettering Town football club for taking a stand, the latter supporting the Palestinian charity … Continue reading

23 January, 2009 · 1 Comment

Tibetathon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

For a good nuanced read that puts the recent flare-up in perspective, see Pankaj Mishra’s At war with the utopia of modernity (Guardian CiF). An interesting essay can also be … Continue reading

24 March, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Real Iran

With thanks to No War South Australia for producing, and to Forever Under Construction for forwarding this. I first linked to this file of globally renowned figures with an Iranian … Continue reading

4 May, 2007 · Leave a comment

Bruno Bozzetto: Olympics

Animation from Bruno Bozzetto. Very funny if you like your slapstick. Do crank the sound up. Olympics (3:53) Adam (2:47) Europe and Italy (4:59)

15 January, 2007 · 1 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"