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Category Archives: Identity

Palestinian hip-hop rocks Ramallah

From the beautiful art of Ismail Shammout to the literary theory of Edward Said, Palestine has a vibrant culture; a very rich literary, artistic, musical, culinary, youth, popular and high … Continue reading

12 January, 2007 · Leave a comment

Uri Avnery: Sorry, Wrong Continent

Another thoughtful rumination from our favourite veteran Israeli peace activist. This dispatch is about how misplaced regional identity contributes to the I-P conflict and how this Israeli self-image and worldview … Continue reading

26 December, 2006 · 2 Comments

Ad blitz to promote Lebanese unity

An advertising campaign to be commended, designed for free by a civil society group, 05 AMAM, worthy of the name ‘civil’ — see their website here, well worth a visit … Continue reading

29 November, 2006 · Leave a comment

Azmi Bishara on a ministry of strategic threats

Azmi Bishara is always a read I enjoy. In this week’s Al-Ahram Bishara writes that a Ministry of Strategic Threats comes right out of the theatre of the absurd that … Continue reading

5 November, 2006 · 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"