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Monthly Archives: June, 2007

The obsessive racist rants of Sigmund, Carl and Alfred

Thanks to everyone for their expressions of support regarding the pitiful smear by the Arab-hate blog ‘Sigmund Carl and Alfred’ (SC&A) — or “Siggy” as he wants to be known … Continue reading

30 June, 2007 · Leave a comment

Johan Galtung: Conflict and Civilisation

Thanks to Agent 99 for pointing out the updated link, the first location of which had lapsed (also updated on audio page). I’ve taken the opportunity to upload this talk … Continue reading

29 June, 2007 · 5 Comments

Tariq Ali on Creating an Axis of Hope: Latin America and the Middle East

Tariq Ali addressed a Sydney Ideas audience this week, with a lecture on lessons for the Middle East from Latin America, entitled Latin America and the Arab World: Resistance and … Continue reading

28 June, 2007 · 5 Comments

Jonathan Cook on Divide and Rule — A Tale of Two Occupations

In Divide and Rule, Israeli-Style: Can the Arab World be Turned into Gaza’s Jailers? ( and Counterpunch, June 26, 2007), Jonathan Cook has written another grim but worthwhile article on … Continue reading

28 June, 2007 · 4 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"