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Category Archives: France

A dozen Guernicas: western war crimes

Richard Neville features a striking and sobering photo-poem entitled Merciless Savagery From The Sky: The Future of Bombing. Behold western war crimes: Neville enumerates the trail of death and destruction … Continue reading

22 March, 2007 · 2 Comments

Principled Dutch ASN Bank ends relations with Veolia

By Adri Nieuwhof | ei | 26 November 2006 This week, ASN Bank, a Dutch bank based in The Hague,1 announced that it would end its relationship with Veolia Transport, … Continue reading

28 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Robert Fisk: A French colonial legacy of despair

Fisk gets stuck into France–and all colonial divide and conquer botch jobs: “And thus we divide the “other”, while assiduously denying the “other” in ourself. This is what the French … Continue reading

26 November, 2006 · 3 Comments

Suddenly fond of invoking UN resolutions

Sunday, 22 October 2006, 14:29 GMT | BBC Israel to keep up Lebanon flights UN troops in Lebanon feel unease over the flights Israel will continue flights over Lebanon because … Continue reading

22 October, 2006 · 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"