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Category Archives: Christmas

Joyeux Noël, two scenes

Two memorable clips from the movie Joyeux Noël (2005) set in the so-called ‘Great War’ (though there’s nothing ‘great’ about war!), centered around the true story of the Christmas Truce … Continue reading

25 December, 2008 · 3 Comments

Jesus, Mary and Joseph: a Semitic Christ!, or Season’s Greetings and Remember Gaza

For suitable exclamatory effect, you might wish to pronounce “Jesus, Mary and Joseph” in an Irish accent: it just sounds better.  If you glance to the right you’ll notice a … Continue reading

23 December, 2008 · 10 Comments

Christmas Week Pickings on an Occupied Christmas

An assortment of I-P reading in your virtual Christmas stocking. The Qumsiyeh, Levy, Amayreh and Avnery articles are particularly highlighted: Mazin Qumsiyeh, Christmas 2007: Even as Shepherds got displaced, Santa … Continue reading

27 December, 2007 · 7 Comments

A Christmas Reflection on Palestine by Sonja Karkar

Sonja Karkar is founder of Women for Palestine and her writing has been featured at Counterpunch, Electronic Intifada and many other good alternative press sites. Picture credits: Banksy and Polyp. … Continue reading

21 December, 2007 · 9 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"