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Category Archives: Propaganda and psy-ops

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

Ten Reasons Why “Save Darfur” is a PR Scam to Justify the Next US Oil and Resource Wars in Africa

Bruce Dixon makes the compelling case that the “Save Darfur” campaign is more or less a “humanitarian imperialism” front to be used to justify intended neocon oil and resource wars … Continue reading

1 December, 2007 · 6 Comments

A Persian President in New York: Ahmadinejad weathers “welcome” — videos

American historian Carl Becker has an astute observation, previously cited here, that often, Whether arguments command assent or not depends less upon the logic that conveys them than upon the … Continue reading

25 September, 2007 · 8 Comments

Rabbi Lerner and Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) on AIPAC’s influence

As the much anticipated book The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy by Walt and Mearsheimer is released this month, the liberal Jewish-spiritual progressive magazine Tikkun has its current issue … Continue reading

16 September, 2007 · 8 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"