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Category Archives: Youth

Occupied Bethlehem: How children are faring behind the Wall

Thanks to Richard Wiles for writing this heartrending Behind the Wall: ‘Medical Conditions caused by Political Decisions’. Wiles is a British photographer who regularly visits the occupied West Bank and … Continue reading

4 September, 2007 · Leave a comment

Ethnic cleansing by L’Oreal: “Because you’re worth less?”

At some point last year, I was introduced to Amina Mire’s work on skin bleaching. I was reminded of Amina’s essay Pigmentation and Empire when coming upon two of these … Continue reading

14 July, 2007 · 53 Comments

Exceptionalism is the essence of immorality: the case of Israel

“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself” Jane Addams (1860-1935) “The greatest of fault, I should say, is to be conscious of none” Robert … Continue reading

11 May, 2007 · 4 Comments

What you’re not shown about Israel

If you haven’t already viewed this trailer for If Americans Knew, it is an excellent compilation of prominent previous US Representatives, Senators and Ambassadors talking about the consequences of blind … Continue reading

18 March, 2007 · 3 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"