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Category Archives: Privatisation

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

Beyond Iraq and a Hard Place

Great comedic overview of the US and UK with excellent impersonations and mock-ups. This Channel 4 comedy production is historically accurate with a satirical edge. Writers Geoff Atkinson and Rory … Continue reading

5 April, 2007 · 2 Comments

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

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"