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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

Mark Engler: Hopeful Signs For Global Justice

See also Rebecca Solnit: The 2006 You Didn’t Hear About Thank you Mark Engler. We need potent reminders that what we’re all doing counts. It might be more visible in … Continue reading

28 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

Chomsky on Creating Another World in a Time of War, Empire and Devastation

A topically wide-ranging address from Noam Chomsky thanks to Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! program. Democracy Now! Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 From Bolivia to Baghdad: Noam Chomsky on Creating Another World … Continue reading

20 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize Lecture

My preambular comments followed by Dr Yunus’s address: Gandhi once observed that “Poverty is the worst form of violence.” Peace and justice are inextricably linked. The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize … Continue reading

14 December, 2006 · 2 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"