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Monthly Archives: October, 2009

Mustafa Barghouti and Anna Baltzer on The Daily Show

The full extended interview in two parts: its pretty light fare but a small yet significant development for US television. Anna Baltzer and Mustafa Barghouti both spoke well and pitched … Continue reading

29 October, 2009 · 11 Comments

Ewa's powerful testimony

Ewa Jasiewicz’s powerful testimony on the continued plight of Palestinians in Gaza and what the ISM and Free Gaza Movement are doing about it, and what we can all do … Continue reading

24 October, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Empire Lovers Strike Back

This short essay is pure Vidal, and the vintage is only 1986. It first appeared in The Nation and coruscates with his sharp apprehension and defiance. “Of course I like … Continue reading

21 October, 2009 · 5 Comments

Challenging the Dahiyeh Doctrine: the Samouni Family and the Goldstone Report

The Samouni family of Palestine lost 29 members of its extended family in Israel’s December massacre against the defenceless population in Gaza. Brenda Heard, founder of Friends of Lebanon, reveals … Continue reading

18 October, 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"