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Monthly Archives: August, 2008

If music be the food of love

… play on, as Shakespeare has said. I’m also reminded of that other wonderful quote that architecture is frozen music (Goethe), which is probably more apt for this image (over … Continue reading

7 August, 2008 · 11 Comments

Shooting Back: Israeli occupation filmed by 100 Palestinian cameras

The Guardian’s Peter Beaumont recently filed this report on a B’Tselem initiative to equip 100 Palestinians with small video cameras to film Israeli settler and IDF abuses (thanks Homey). The … Continue reading

4 August, 2008 · 10 Comments

Joe Klein launches a truth rocket, but …

… doesn’t himself quite escape the gravitational pull of the Israel-first mentality. At least, so far. First, credit where its due: Time’s political columnist Joe Klein joins a growing number … Continue reading

1 August, 2008 · 11 Comments

Bring Sami Al-Arian Home

Professor Sami Al-Arian: political prisoner in a US prison since 2003. Despite being acquitted, Al-Arian remains in prison in Bush’s America, a ‘test case’ for the Patriot Act and a … Continue reading

1 August, 2008 · 2 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"