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Monthly Archives: May, 2008

Thought Explosion by Ben Heine

His wonderful, vivid artworks frequently accompany our posts but this striking one is the post.  Another terrific creation. Thanks, Ben.

22 May, 2008 · 5 Comments

Nineteen families: poverty, inequality and who rules the roost in Israel

Roni Ben Efrat illuminates inequality in today’s Israel in the current edition of Challenge Magazine (Issue 109). The following is an excerpt in which boldface emphasis is editorial: Zionists claim … Continue reading

20 May, 2008 · 11 Comments

Nakba Day 2008 (يوم النكبة Yawm al-Nakba)

See also Mazin Qumsiyeh’s reflections for this year at Nakba day – يوم النكبة Yawm al-Nakba 2010 Palestinians mark the 60th anniversary of the Nakba with, among other things, large symbolic … Continue reading

19 May, 2008 · 2 Comments


One of the most valuable things you can do for yourself if you are a news-junkie and political animal is to subscribe to one or another of the social bookmarking … Continue reading

18 May, 2008 · 3 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"