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Ken O’Keefe: ‘We, the defenders of the Mavi Marmara, are the modern example of Gandhi’s essence’

Ken O’Keefe,  former US Marine,  Gulf War veteran, and now survivor of the Mavi Marmara massacre, has issued a remarkable and searing statement from Istanbul.  “While in Israeli custody I, … Continue reading

6 June, 2010 · 77 Comments

New Year's Convergence on Gaza (Updated)

7 July, 2009 · 17 Comments

On the ground in Pakistan: behind the victory

The CSM’s Ben Arnoldy in Islamabad reports on the splendid result to peaceful protests over the rule of law in Pakistan this week, and the popular movement to reinstate Chief … Continue reading

17 March, 2009 · Leave a comment

The beautiful game embraces Palestine: footballers take a stand

Thank you to Sevilla striker Fredi Kanoute (pictured in photograph after the ‘more’ break) and to Kettering Town football club for taking a stand, the latter supporting the Palestinian charity … Continue reading

23 January, 2009 · 1 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"