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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

Ghawar Is Dead!

Ghawar Is Dead! by Matthew S. Miller | 7 March 2007 Excerpt only: read the full article at: Energy Bulletin | ICH | Common Dreams The Wide-Spread Use of Advanced … Continue reading

9 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

Energy Addiction

Among his typically excellent essays, Curtis over at CSTF has recently posted another gem that I meant to link to earlier. Drawing upon Ivan Illich’s writing on energy and equity, … Continue reading

18 February, 2007 · Leave a comment

Filibuster to End the War Now!

Sounds like a plan … See also Noam Chomsky on the US occupation of Iraq here, who argues that this administration ain’t planning to go nowhere, citing the largest US … Continue reading

12 February, 2007 · 3 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"