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Monthly Archives: September, 2009

The Matrix of Control: from Israel to the World

An interesting interview with the international coordinator of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) Jimmy Johnson speaking about the extension of Israel’s matrix of control internationally, from Palestine outward.  This … Continue reading

8 September, 2009 · 1 Comment

Norman Finkelstein: Why I resigned from the Gaza Freedom March coalition (updated)

Norman Finkelstein has announced his resignation from the Gaza Freedom March Coalition. He cites the adding of a Political Context statement, which he dubs ‘sectarian’, as the reason he fears … Continue reading

7 September, 2009 · 62 Comments

Amira versus Israel

Amira Alquerem lost her family during the 22-day Israeli war on Gaza at the turn of the year. On August 31st, this brave 15 year-old girl from Gaza made history … Continue reading

7 September, 2009 · Leave a comment

This Is Where We Take Our Stand

Displaced Films and Northern Light Productions present the trailer and four video installments for their web series, This is Where We Take Our Stand. These extraordinary testimonies come from two … Continue reading

2 September, 2009 · 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"