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Category Archives: Maps

The Wall: impact and consequences, video

While the introduction and conclusion of the narration leaves something to be desired (it is not “democracy” that is being installed in the Middle East, it is being actively subverted … Continue reading

10 February, 2008 · 3 Comments

Peace geographies: the Global Peace Index

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust The world contains both relative peaceful oases as well as conflict … Continue reading

26 June, 2007 · 12 Comments

Mapping Israeli Apartheid in the West Bank

The Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) comprises two areas, the Gaza Strip on the west coast, and the West Bank, further to the east, which, with East Jerusalem, should form the … Continue reading

15 June, 2007 · Leave a comment

Fisk on Putting Hatred On A Map

A very good Fisk piece on sectarianism and how the epistemological violence of imposed imperial cartographic division ultimately results in empirical, on the ground, violence. Put more simply, it is … Continue reading

4 March, 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"