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Category Archives: Iraq

What goes around …

A very good visual campaign — one of four posters — for the Global Coalition for Peace. See the rest of the posters at the Inspiration Room (thanks Dean).

14 May, 2009 · 1 Comment

Human Body Parts: Dahr Jamail

Welcome to Iraqi society, the cradle of civilisation, 6 years after the second brutal invasion that followed a genocidal sanctions regime: Dahr Jamail reports of child trafficking and dozens of … Continue reading

19 April, 2009 · 1 Comment

Iraq in Fragments As The Occupation Continues – Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail keeps the independent — and indispensable — reporting vigil on Iraq in this excellent short piece for FPIP, excerpted: Upon returning home, I experienced the disconnect between that … Continue reading

13 April, 2009 · Leave a comment

Iraq By Numbers

Let the numbers speak, testifies Iraqi scientist Souad N. Al-Azzawi and member of the BRussells Tribunal Advisory Committee, detailing how she and her fellow Iraqis have been and continue to … Continue reading

27 March, 2009 · 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"