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Ban the Bomblets

From the Australian Dateline program, an excellent segment on cluster bombs that aired in April this year, with a focus on Lebanon. Unexploded Israeli-launched bomblets continue to litter the Lebanese … Continue reading

30 August, 2007 · 10 Comments

The terror of depleted uranium (DU)

Depleted uranium as a direct result of US-UK-Israeli neocon policy is wreaking ruin over Iraq, infecting civilians and especially children and lowering their immunity to other diseases such as the … Continue reading

13 August, 2007 · Leave a comment

Phil Rockstroh: Roasting Marshmallows on the American Reichstag Fire to Come

I happened to bookmark this thoughtful piece by Phil Rockstroh a couple of days ago (see PG Picks). Thanks to Phil sending it, I had the welcome opportunity to re-read … Continue reading

29 July, 2007 · 5 Comments

Paul Levy: Breaking the Vow of Silence

Silence is not golden, the adapted adage goes, just yellow: speak up! One is reminded about what Orwell said telling the truth in a time of universal deceit, and this … Continue reading

10 July, 2007 · 2 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"