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In Gaza, only the dead have seen the end of war: Vittorio Arrigoni

Read Vittorio’s dispatch in the original Italian. With a few possible word infelicities, this is a generally excellent translation. See also Vittorio’s Love under the bombs. For the living, no … Continue reading

27 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Wanted for War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

While the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) has apparently been prevaricating on whether it can exercise jurisdiction, there are increasing calls for the creation of a specific ad hoc tribunal … Continue reading

22 January, 2009 · 1 Comment

Jennifer Loewenstein reports from Beirut

Latest report on Gaza attacks from Jennifer Loewenstein by emailed dispatch Beirut, 10 January 2009  2:30am Here are some newsworthy items out of Gaza that are unlikely to be making … Continue reading

11 January, 2009 · 1 Comment

The UN's Hidden Peace Weapon? The Resolution 377 Mechanism

It is not widely reported that the UN General Assembly can wield a legal mechanism — Resolution 377 — that allows Special Emergency Sessions when the Security Council “fails to … Continue reading

10 January, 2009 · 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"