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Where should the birds fly?

A moving upcoming documentary by young journalist-filmmaker Fida Qishta, set to the haunting music of Marcel Khalife and with the title inspired by a line in a Mahmoud Darwish poem. … Continue reading

7 August, 2010 · Leave a comment

Meet Homo Empathicus

Can empathy scale up? Another adeptly animated RSA lecture that raises some interesting questions by economist and ethicist Jeremy Rifkin (he’s not very popular on the science scene though). Also … Continue reading

10 July, 2010 · Leave a comment

Huwaida Arraf on what happened on Gaza flotilla

Palestinian-American human rights activist, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and currently chair of the Free Gaza Movement, Huwaida Arraf was on board Challenger 1, one of six Freedom Flotilla … Continue reading

11 June, 2010 · Leave a comment

Australian flotilla survivors describe brutality: “I’ve never met anyone whose heart has become so hard”

Shot Australian Ahmed Luqman recalls flotilla ordeal on Australian public broadcaster ABC with his wife Jerry Luqman. Also check out Alison Weir’s excellent piece, While Israel Maims and Kills: the … Continue reading

10 June, 2010 · 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"