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Category Archives: Political Economy

Nineteen families: poverty, inequality and who rules the roost in Israel

Roni Ben Efrat illuminates inequality in today’s Israel in the current edition of Challenge Magazine (Issue 109). The following is an excerpt in which boldface emphasis is editorial: Zionists claim … Continue reading

20 May, 2008 · 11 Comments

If I Were A Terrorist

Wherein the menu for terrorist acts sounds a lot like the prescription for fascism. A James Pence video (1:25). H/T Miche.

9 May, 2008 · Leave a comment

The Story of Stuff

Annie Leonard’s simplified, straightforward 21 minute video on the true cost of our consumer products, The Story of Stuff (see dedicated website for a synopsis and more info). Once you … Continue reading

12 December, 2007 · 1 Comment

Honouring the victims: Sonja Karkar on Sabra and Shatilla

Sonja Karkar is an Australian Palestinian advocate and founder of the Melbourne-based Women for Palestine. Her pieces regularly appear in the Electronic Intifada, Z-Net, Counterpunch and local mailing lists. Another … Continue reading

16 September, 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"