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Securing Academics For Empire

James Petras in the Palestine Chronicle (please support this excellent publication if and as you are able) on an emerging group sometimes dubbed “academics in uniform”: The Pentagon’s military strategists … Continue reading

2 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Overcoming Impunity: Joel Kovel

An excellent piece from Joel Kovel, which appears in The Link v. 42 ( 1), Jan – Mar 2009, published shortly before Professor Kovel’s abrupt and prejudicial termination as Alger Hiss … Continue reading

19 February, 2009 · 3 Comments

French academics join the call for boycott

Their statement follows in English and French. UPDATE See also an April 2010 video clip of the action protesting the naming a Paris street after war criminal Ben Gurion. Israel’s … Continue reading

15 February, 2009 · 2 Comments

Dissent Ain't Dead: UK campus occupations in support of Gaza

Acting in solidarity with Gaza, a student movement across eight UK universities is pressuring for real demands, including divestment from a British company that supplies military goods to Israel that … Continue reading

23 January, 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"