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Category Archives: National liberation

John Pilger: “Gaza is a metaphor for the ME, and for the world”

Investigative journalist and filmmaker John Pilger talks about the occupation in Palestine, the war in Iraq, the state of mainstream journalism, and his new book Freedom Next Time on Flashpoints … Continue reading

20 May, 2007 · 1 Comment

Who wins in Iraq, FP asks

The current issue of Foreign Policy (March-April) has a ‘Who Wins in Iraq’ feature. The editors have compiled a Top Ten list of groups they see as having benefited most … Continue reading

27 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

From J’Accuse to Justice

In the interests of balancing the scales, and of remaining buoyantly hopeful, here is a short immediate postscript to the Israel Lobby Revisited. This is in keeping with an endeavour … Continue reading

15 March, 2007 · 6 Comments

A Tale of Two Cities II: Divided by the Wall in East Jerusalem

Terry Boulatta is an articulate guide and excellent Palestinian advocate. She offers a valuable human eyewitness and on-the-ground perspective on the injustices perpetrated against the indigenous Palestinans by the Israeli … Continue reading

20 February, 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"