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Monthly Archives: January, 2008

Swami Beyondananda’s 2008 State of the Universe Address

In his wonderful style, Swami Beyondananda, aka Steve Bhaerman, delivers his  State of the Universe address for 2008, following his excellent 2007 Address. Take a moment to check out his … Continue reading

25 January, 2008 · 18 Comments

Warsaw Ghetto 1941, Gaza 2008

A short and succinct letter to the editor in today’s Sydney Morning Herald from Zaid Khan puts things into perspective: Nearly 70 years ago, in a small eastern European city, … Continue reading

22 January, 2008 · 25 Comments

Gaza, Gaza: Yossi Wolfson On Israel’s Warfare Against the Palestinians

Yossi Wolfson’s clear-eyed description of the hafrada regime’s policies in the siege of Gaza and the too-little mentioned exploitation of Gaza’s gas reserves: recommended read. Boldface emphasis is editorial. This … Continue reading

21 January, 2008 · 4 Comments

For Want of An Honest Broker … Genuine Peace in Palestine Needs Washington’s Willingness To Curb Israeli Hubris and Aggression

It was JFK who said that “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Our thoughts are with Gaza, where GWB’s recent visit to the region has … Continue reading

20 January, 2008 · 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"