Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

Monthly Archives: May, 2006

A tale of two boycotts

UK academic union and Canadian public service union initiate Israel boycotts … three articles follow Lecturers back boycott of Israeli academics By Benjamin Joffe-Walt The Guardian 30 May 2006,, … Continue reading

30 May, 2006 · Leave a comment

Review of Fisk’s The Great War for Civilization

The Great War for Civilization Published by Shaun Cronin on 24 May 2006 at 10:42 pm in Politics, Foreign policy, Iraq, Iran. Robert Fisk’s The Great War for Civilization … Continue reading

29 May, 2006 · Leave a comment

‘How can people live, I wonder?’ Chris McGreal

‘How can people live, I wonder?’ Eight months ago, the Palestinians were celebrating the end of Israel’s military occupation of Gaza. But the artillery shells keep falling, factions are fighting … Continue reading

25 May, 2006 · Leave a comment

THe Shift Eastward

If the 20th century ended in 1989, the 21st began in 1978 Eleven years before the epochal events in Germany, a seismic change was taking place in China Martin Jacques … Continue reading

25 May, 2006 · 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"