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Monthly Archives: December, 2009

Ban the Business Burqa

From Michael Leunig (cartoons site). Check out a selection of Leunig cartoons posted here.

20 December, 2009 · 6 Comments

Iraq’s fertile crescent is turning dust bowl

At the moment, “Afghanistan is hot, Iraq is not”, Martin Chulov notes in this anti-war radio interview. Baghdad correspondent for the Guardian, Chulov provides insights on the ecological disaster of … Continue reading

19 December, 2009 · Leave a comment

Bank Aid: Do They Loan This Christmas?

Spot on song from a bunch of friends in Wiltshire in the UK who put this together.  In case you don’t already know, its a parody off Band Aid‘s Do … Continue reading

18 December, 2009 · Leave a comment

Labor for Palestine: ‘The BDS campaign is particularly relevant to US workers’

US Labor for Palestine have a terrific Open Letter from U.S. Trade Unionists to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka: Boycott Apartheid Israel, with thanks to Charlotte Kates of L4P. Sanctions alone … Continue reading

16 December, 2009 · 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"