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Category Archives: Elections

Uncounted: the New Math of American Elections

A new documentary on election anomalies in the US and the dangers of electronic voting. Were the 2000 and 2004 stolen presidential elections episodic, or rather products of now more … Continue reading

15 March, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Live from Lebanon

It has been a beautiful autumnal day in Beirut today, the first day Lebanon is without a President in nine years after Emile Lahoud’s term has expired, with the Parliament … Continue reading

24 November, 2007 · 8 Comments

The case of the curious taser incident

UPDATE II: The clearest video clip yet: Following from the UCLA student tasered last November, another incident is rapidly making its way to international coverage across the web. This time, … Continue reading

19 September, 2007 · 11 Comments

Tariq Ali on Creating an Axis of Hope: Latin America and the Middle East

Tariq Ali addressed a Sydney Ideas audience this week, with a lecture on lessons for the Middle East from Latin America, entitled Latin America and the Arab World: Resistance and … Continue reading

28 June, 2007 · 5 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"