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Category Archives: Globalisation

The Yes Men on Bill Moyers

The satirical culture-jammers The Yes Men interviewed on Bill Moyers Journal (20 July 2007). I don’t know how they can keep a straight face in their hilarious impersonation escapades (probably … Continue reading

24 July, 2007 · 14 Comments

Development II: Does geographic space equal developmental time?

Part II of PG’s short five minute development vignettes “The country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future.” — Karl … Continue reading

8 July, 2007 · Leave a comment

John Perkins Medley: Economic Hit Man/ Secret History of the American Empire

An ‘Economic Hit Man’ perspective on waging (economic) war in service of corporate-led globalization from former economic hit man (EHM) John Perkins. In his book Confessions of an Economic Hitman … Continue reading

8 July, 2007 · 1 Comment

Johan Galtung: Conflict and Civilisation

Thanks to Agent 99 for pointing out the updated link, the first location of which had lapsed (also updated on audio page). I’ve taken the opportunity to upload this talk … Continue reading

29 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"