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Category Archives: Race

On Rage: Germaine Greer

Intellectual powerhouse provocateur Germaine Greer is always good for some brain food. Here she offers a thought-provoking talk on her ‘rage’ thesis about colonialism, militarism and the current state of … Continue reading

10 October, 2009 · Leave a comment

Salute: Brothers of the Fist

The year was 1968, the occasion the Mexico City Olympics. In one of the most powerful moments in Olympic history, Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave the Black Power … Continue reading

1 July, 2009 · Leave a comment

Danny Glover: Race and the Obama Administration

Actor-activist Danny Glover takes a principled stand on calling for the Obama administration to display genuine leadership on the second Durban racism conference. In 2001 I traveled to Durban, South … Continue reading

12 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Geoffrey Robertson on Why Britain Should Say Sorry To Australia’s Aborigines

What really leapt out in this Guardian piece from Geoffrey Robertson is that the English Fabian Socialists, almost always looked up to by many of us in the labour movement … Continue reading

18 February, 2008 · 4 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"