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Category Archives: Cities

Help defund the war on Iraq — legally

As tax time and deadline approaches for taxpayers in the US, it is worthwhile looking at how much money from US taxes goes towards war—-and to report on a little … Continue reading

10 April, 2007 · Leave a comment

Hometown Baghdad

A series of very short video vignettes (2-3 minutes) that provide glimpses of what everyday life is like for a middle class family in Baghdad. The males in the family … Continue reading

31 March, 2007 · Leave a comment

Some good news for St Patrick’s Day

Yes, I know ’tis but a few twinkles and glimmers of hope, but in honour of St Patrick and for reasons of notching up some successes, here are some selected … Continue reading

18 March, 2007 · 15 Comments

Protect Iran—and the world’s—priceless treasures

This short but important piece was written for the Guardian and was picked up by the Sydney Morning Herald (6 March). Let’s hope they are not in the line of … Continue reading

8 March, 2007 · 12 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"