Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

Nasrallah: Israel assassinated Hariri and we will provide evidence

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has just delivered a significant short speech in Lebanon in the aftermath of the border clash and the STL (Special Tribunal for Lebanon). We provide … Continue reading

3 August, 2010 · 1 Comment

To Shoot An Elephant

We’d previously posted the trailer of this important documentary; the full video below is well worth watching.  During Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza in December 2008, Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah were … Continue reading

21 July, 2010 · 4 Comments

Meet Homo Empathicus

Can empathy scale up? Another adeptly animated RSA lecture that raises some interesting questions by economist and ethicist Jeremy Rifkin (he’s not very popular on the science scene though). Also … Continue reading

10 July, 2010 · Leave a comment

Message from Geographers for the Academic Boycott of Israel

Boycott the International Geographical Union‘s Regional Conference in Tel Aviv The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) issued an Open Letter on 29 October 2009 … Continue reading

5 July, 2010 · 4 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"