Peoples Geography — Reclaiming space

Creating people's geographies

Category Archives: Africa

Spotlight on Sherffius

John Sherffius, Cartoonist for the Boulder Daily Camera. A feature selection of recent cartoons from Cagle’s Cartoon site Click on thumbnails for full-size (if using Firefox or IE7, you can … Continue reading

23 February, 2007 · 5 Comments

Michael T. Klare on Energy Fascism

Or as Tom Engelhardt puts it, ‘The Pentagon as an Energy-Protection Racket’. Also see Its Oil About Oil Is Energo-fascism in Your Future? The Global Energy Race and Its Consequences … Continue reading

16 January, 2007 · 12 Comments

Its oil about oil: recent press picks

Its all about OIL, as Ray McGovern pithily notes: “O for oil; I for Israel; and L for Logistics, meaning the military bases deemed by neoconservatives as necessary to protect … Continue reading

15 January, 2007 · 2 Comments

Somalia: The Return of the Warlords

UPDATE: Thanks to Amina for pointing to this link: Nicola Nasser, Somalia: The Latest Misadventure, Counterpunch, 3 Jan 2006. This is a timely essay on the urgent situation in the … Continue reading

3 January, 2007 · 3 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"