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Category Archives: Privatisation

Outsourcing the Military: Blackwater and Bush

The second-largest army in Iraq does not belong to a country, it belongs to a corporation. They are the tens of thousands of private security contractors in which Blackwater dominates. … Continue reading

23 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

A tale of two cities: Baghdad

It was the best of times (for war profiteers), it was the worst of times …. Inside the Green Zone, the caricatures of American consumptive popular culture are on display … Continue reading

20 February, 2007 · 2 Comments

War profiteering in Iraq: the private Pentagone contractors

NB. The spelling of PentaGONE is deliberate … Ismael Hossein-Zadeh provides a most important reminder that war is a racket. An academic economist and an Iranian-born Kurd who has been … Continue reading

12 January, 2007 · 2 Comments

Arundhati Roy Peace Prize lecture transcript

Arundhati Roy – The 2004 Sydney Peace Prize Lecture 04 November 2004 Peace and the new corporate liberation theology It’s official now. The Sydney Peace Foundation is neck deep in … Continue reading

4 November, 2004 · 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"