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Monthly Archives: August, 2006

Amira Hass: Can you really not see?

Ha’aretz | 30 August 2006 Let us leave aside those Israelis whose ideology supports the dispossession of the Palestinian people because “God chose us.” Leave aside the judges who whitewash … Continue reading

31 August, 2006 · Leave a comment

The next United Nations leader: a time for transparency

By David Mepham | Open Democracy | 30 August 2006 The appointment of Kofi Annan’s successor is imminent. The incumbent has done well, the candidates are serious – but the … Continue reading

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Hasan Abu Nimah: Missing the point again?

The Jordan Times | 30 August 2006 The UN-led post-war arrangements in Lebanon seem to be missing the point once more. All efforts so far seem to focus on containing … Continue reading

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Caracas: 5000 houses can fit into a single golf course

Venezuela to seize golf courses Guardian | Wednesday 30 August 2006 Venezuela’s golf courses are seen as havens for the rich The mayor of Venezuela’s capital Caracas says he plans … Continue reading

31 August, 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"