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Category Archives: Civil Society

Beirut Flash Mob Freeze in City Mall: Public Participatory Performance

Public art for art’s sake can be a fun and participatory affair, creating a grassroots ‘collective effervescence’ in civil society. A great recent example is the Beirut installment of the … Continue reading

29 April, 2008 · 1 Comment

From J’Accuse to Justice

In the interests of balancing the scales, and of remaining buoyantly hopeful, here is a short immediate postscript to the Israel Lobby Revisited. This is in keeping with an endeavour … Continue reading

15 March, 2007 · 6 Comments

A Poetic Justice Poetry Contest

A POETIC JUSTICE is enacting a weekly poetry contest. I like to think of it as a poetry jam, bringing together poetic contributions at his terrific site, with one being … Continue reading

2 February, 2007 · 7 Comments

Liberty and email privacy in the US

In launching the ICH blog as a sister site to his excellent Information Clearing House, Tom Feeley has informed readers that the blog URL has an ‘eu’ address because the … Continue reading

21 January, 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"