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Category Archives: USA

Suspend the US-Israel Trade Agreement

Espionage and intellectual property theft, including of US weapons systems, has resulted from an abuse of preferential Israeli access to the US market, this legal filing by the Institute for … Continue reading

22 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

John Mearsheimer on the Israel Lobby

From a Council for the National interest (CNI) Public Forum event last year entitled Israel, Palestine, and the US: Realities and Opportunities in Washington, DC. Other speakers at the event include … Continue reading

20 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

You are being lied to about pirates

… or, more precisely, only being told half the story. With news of Somali pirates taking a US cargo ship captain hostage (now released by US navy rescue, involving a … Continue reading

13 April, 2009 · 7 Comments

Iraq in Fragments As The Occupation Continues – Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail keeps the independent — and indispensable — reporting vigil on Iraq in this excellent short piece for FPIP, excerpted: Upon returning home, I experienced the disconnect between that … Continue reading

13 April, 2009 · 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"