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Category Archives: Sudan

Mamdani on Darfur, Politics and the War on Terror

Columbia University Professor Mahmood Mamdani in conversation with Khalil Bendib on the always worthwhile KPFA. Extending earlier work, Mamdani discusses his new work and continues to demolish the myths spouted … Continue reading

16 April, 2009 · 2 Comments

Why Arabs are Backing Sudan’s Bashir

Karin Friedemann on the Sudanese President’s reception at the Arab League Summit, why the ICC does not issue arrest warrants for George W. Bush, Tony Blair and Ehud Olmert, and … Continue reading

13 April, 2009 · 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

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"