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Category Archives: Kerala

Occupied Bethlehem: How children are faring behind the Wall

Thanks to Richard Wiles for writing this heartrending Behind the Wall: ‘Medical Conditions caused by Political Decisions’. Wiles is a British photographer who regularly visits the occupied West Bank and … Continue reading

4 September, 2007 · Leave a comment

Ethnic cleansing by L’Oreal: “Because you’re worth less?”

At some point last year, I was introduced to Amina Mire’s work on skin bleaching. I was reminded of Amina’s essay Pigmentation and Empire when coming upon two of these … Continue reading

14 July, 2007 · 53 Comments

John Pilger: Cruelty and xenophobia shame and stir the lucky country

For North Americans, please note that Australia, like the US, has two major parties. The equivalent to the Republicans, its ideological allies, are actually called The Liberal Party, but they … Continue reading

20 January, 2007 · Leave a comment

BushCo BabyBombers blast a generation

No apologies for the play on the term ‘baby-boomers’ for these neocon madmen, including Blair, Howard and the Israeli Likudniks. These generation-killers need to be impeached and tried for their … Continue reading

19 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"