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Another “generous offer” myth: Israel’s revolving door of Palestinian prisoners

Cartoonist Eran Wolkowski Palestinian prisoner and Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti (who even Ha’aretz has editorialised should be set free) has said of Israel’s latest Palestinian prisoner release: “The release (of … Continue reading

7 December, 2007 · 1 Comment

Iraq escalation by numbers

A metaphysical saying has it that “while the soul slumbers, God speaks to us in numbers”. One can only hope seeing the raw magnitude of some of these numbers really … Continue reading

19 August, 2007 · Leave a comment

‘Going blackwater’: profiteering and private armies

It has been quite a week for the US Congressional House Appropriations Committee (defense subcommittee), with two investigative journalists delivering their testimonies on war profiteering in the past week. The … Continue reading

14 May, 2007 · 5 Comments

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal is a political activist and journalist from Philadelphia who is on death row in Pennsylvania. He is in prison for the alleged shooting of a police officer in … Continue reading

3 April, 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"