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Category Archives: Youth

Beirut Flash Mob Freeze in City Mall: Public Participatory Performance

Public art for art’s sake can be a fun and participatory affair, creating a grassroots ‘collective effervescence’ in civil society. A great recent example is the Beirut installment of the … Continue reading

29 April, 2008 · 1 Comment

More guerilla graffiti in the Holy Land: Israel’s apartheid barrier as a canvas

Indeed, Love–and art–Conquers (W)all — here’s some more creative culture-jamming that allows you to participate by sending a message to feature on the wall. All proceeds go to the Ramallah … Continue reading

18 January, 2008 · 7 Comments

Palestinian Child Prisoners in Israel and the Siege of Gaza

A short clip from ITV in the UK on Palestinian child prisoners deplorably held in and by Israel (4.31), which involves the regular flouting of international law. **See also Lisa … Continue reading

2 November, 2007 · Leave a comment

More from the Peoples History of APEC 2007

4 short videos from APEC 2007 follow. H/T Green Left Weekly The High School Walkout Against Bush; US Marine (7.36) Bush, Howard, USA! How Many Kids Have You Killed Today! … Continue reading

8 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"