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The UN’s Hidden Peace Weapon? The Resolution 377 Mechanism

It is not widely reported that the UN General Assembly can wield a legal mechanism — Resolution 377 — that allows Special Emergency Sessions when the Security Council “fails to … Continue reading

10 January, 2009 · Leave a comment

Amira Hass: A moment before the lights go out

Even before “the Darkening” proposed by Ehud Barak in the Israeli regime’s criminal actions in Gaza, acute shortages of power—wilfully denied as a matter of occupation policy—are affecting not only … Continue reading

12 November, 2007 · 1 Comment

Dr Hans Blix 2007 Sydney Peace Prize Address: The Globalization of Peace

Swedish diplomat, international human rights lawyer, weapons inspector and disarmament campaigner Dr Hans Blix is the 2007 recipient of the Sydney Peace Prize. He delivered the Sydney Peace Prize lecture … Continue reading

7 November, 2007 · 3 Comments

For conscientious word-junkies …

… I mean wordsmiths.:) This sublime word game comes from FreeRice (thanks to Kilroy for forwarding it). Like The Hunger Site, it donates based on exposure and advertising. This site … Continue reading

24 October, 2007 · 10 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"