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Hersh on Shifting Targets: Bush-Cheney Junta’s Plans for Iran

I present Hersh’s latest New Yorker article in full here not because I treat his articles as gospel — one should always treat every piece, especially those who purport to … Continue reading

1 October, 2007 · 2 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

Honouring the victims: Sonja Karkar on Sabra and Shatilla

Sonja Karkar is an Australian Palestinian advocate and founder of the Melbourne-based Women for Palestine. Her pieces regularly appear in the Electronic Intifada, Z-Net, Counterpunch and local mailing lists. Another … Continue reading

16 September, 2007 · Leave a comment

Project Censored 2008

Media research group Project Censored have just released their Top 25 Under-Reported and/or Self-Censored News Items for the year past:

14 September, 2007 · 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"