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Monthly Archives: December, 2006

Mark Engler: Hopeful Signs For Global Justice

See also Rebecca Solnit: The 2006 You Didn’t Hear About Thank you Mark Engler. We need potent reminders that what we’re all doing counts. It might be more visible in … Continue reading

28 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

Meron Benvenisti: The temples of the occupation

A valuable corrective to the myth of Israeli establishment concessions to Abbas is here provided by Meron Benvenisti in Ha’aretz (28 Dec). Benvenisti shows that the black religion of sacrificing … Continue reading

28 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

Amid dire world conflict, more expressions of friendship and goodwill

Don’t know about you in this Christeidhanukwanzaamas, but I’m exhausted. Seems that just when you get a break after a busy year, the body says to itself “OK, you can … Continue reading

27 December, 2006 · 8 Comments

Juan Cole: Top Ten Myths About Iraq 2006

A most valuable compendium of important myth-busting facts by Mid East scholar Juan Cole, cutting a swathe through the continued blind or wilful distortion and dis/misinformation spun from AIPAC-pushed failed … Continue reading

27 December, 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"