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Monthly Archives: April, 2009

Obama's First 100 Days: The 'Mad Men' Did Well

Beyond Brand Obama, John Pilger proffers an alternative appraisal of the Obama administration’s vaunted first 100 days. Also have a look at Jeremy’s Scahill’s Obama’s Iraq: The Picture of Dorian … Continue reading

30 April, 2009 · 2 Comments

Harman' the country: The Daily Show on Wiretap Jane

A couple of divergent views on the Daily Show’s coverage of the Jane Harman scandal: Jeremy Scahill thinks the summary is better than most mainstream accounts; Philip Weiss thinks Jon … Continue reading

30 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Virtual Guantánamo

Visiting Guantánamo in Second Life — showcasing one of the better uses to which the virtual interactive world can be put. Draxtor Despres visited the virtual detention center in SL … Continue reading

30 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Seven Jewish Children: video

Jennie Stoller performs Caryl Churchill’s ten minute play, Seven Jewish Children, written in response to the horrific israeli assault in Gaza in January this year. Deemed unsuitable for broadcast by … Continue reading

30 April, 2009 · 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"