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Monthly Archives: November, 2009

Wendell Berry, Questionnaire

Wendell Berry‘s powerful short poem Questionnaire 1. How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade? Please name your preferred poisons. … Continue reading

30 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

The danger of a single story – Chimamanda Adichie

An excellent talk by Chimamanda Adichie on the dangers of a single story on how we view the world … and ourselves. It also speaks to the power of storytelling and … Continue reading

29 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

Medea Benjamin on the Gaza Freedom March

As the end of the year approaches, mobilisation for the New Year’s Gaza Freedom March is gearing up.  Here is an innovative action where hundreds of supporters around the world … Continue reading

28 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

What are western church leaders doing to protect the Holy Land?

This topic has long been something of a hobbyhorse of mine here at Peoples Geography (*see below for a selection of past posts).  Its an important and urgent topic that … Continue reading

22 November, 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"