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Ali G in Gaza

Alison Glenesk is an engaging American woman and student from California who recently was in Gaza with a CodePink delegation. This is a selection from her interesting blog diaries telling … Continue reading

14 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

Viva Palestina: UK Aid Convoys To Gaza

Cross-posted from HarpyMarx with thanks.  Note the appended recent development that nine members of the convoy have been arrested under “anti-terror” legislation — six have now been released but without … Continue reading

15 February, 2009 · 1 Comment

Out-last, out-legitimize: Eqbal Ahmad on Strategy for Palestine

An interesting snippet from artist and author Ricardo Levins Morales on a propositional strategy for Palestine as posited by Eqbal Ahmad. Ahmad might well have anticipated the Free Gaza campaign. … Continue reading

13 February, 2009 · Leave a comment

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"