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Yusuf Islam performing Peace Train at Nobel Concert

Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) performs Peace Train in honour of 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, economist and originator of microcredit Dr. Muhammad Yunus. Related posts: Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace … Continue reading

5 May, 2007 · 2 Comments

Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

My preambular comments followed by Dr Yunus’s address: Gandhi once observed that “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” Peace and justice are inextricably linked. The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

14 December, 2006 · 2 Comments

Microcredit Not Just For “Poor” Countries

by Enrique Gili SAN DIEGO, California, Nov 8 (IPS) – In a conservative industry focused on the bottom line, Patti Mason doesn’t sound like your ordinary bank president. The former … Continue reading

9 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Recent microcredit critiques

… as expected, they’re coming in. Its always worth remembering that the corporate, neoliberal model is not the only type of microcredit available – the corporate types, both public and … Continue reading

23 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"