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John Pilger: “Gaza is a metaphor for the ME, and for the world”

Investigative journalist and filmmaker John Pilger talks about the occupation in Palestine, the war in Iraq, the state of mainstream journalism, and his new book Freedom Next Time on Flashpoints … Continue reading

20 May, 2007 · 1 Comment

A Man Without A Country: Vale Mr Vonnegut

American novelist Kurt Vonnegut has passed on, may he rest in peace. In an extract from his 2005 memoirs below, he voices his disenchantment and pessimism at the state of … Continue reading

13 April, 2007 · 4 Comments

Into the looking glass

Two classic quotes — a reminder about the importance of following our own bliss (in the words of Joseph Campbell) and promoting an enabling authentic joy rather than a disabling … Continue reading

11 April, 2007 · 4 Comments

Soldiers resist the war

SEE: * Courage to Resist: * Thank You Lieutenant: (Ehren Watada) * Increasing numbers of US soldiers refuse to serve in Iraq * Joshua Key, Why I Fled … Continue reading

9 April, 2007 · 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"