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Monthly Archives: March, 2007

Prisoner “ordeal”? A study in contrasts

With the hyperbole in both the British and US media about the capture of 14 British servicemen and one servicewoman, some reminders may well be timely about the disputed nature … Continue reading

31 March, 2007 · 12 Comments

The Anglo-American Game of Chess With Iran; Israeli connection

Press Picks * Report: U.S. Sponsoring Kurdish Guerilla Attacks Inside Iran, Democracy Now 27 March 2007 (see also William Lowther, US funds terror groups to sow chaos in Iran, … Continue reading

31 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

A Sacred Right: the Palestinian Right of Return

Addendum: The Palestinian Right of Return was considered 28 March 2007 at the Doha Debates, a public forum for dialogue in Qatar. Watch it here. Its that Right of Return … Continue reading

31 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

Hometown Baghdad

A series of very short video vignettes (2-3 minutes) that provide glimpses of what everyday life is like for a middle class family in Baghdad. The males in the family … Continue reading

31 March, 2007 · 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"