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Category Archives: War profiteering

Greenback and the Capital of Empire Part I

Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. –Alexander Solzhenitsyn War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly … Continue reading

12 April, 2007 · 8 Comments

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

Beyond Iraq and a Hard Place

Great comedic overview of the US and UK with excellent impersonations and mock-ups. This Channel 4 comedy production is historically accurate with a satirical edge. Writers Geoff Atkinson and Rory … Continue reading

5 April, 2007 · 2 Comments

Petras on Zionism, Puppet Regimes and Political Allies

A very good analytical overview piece from James Petras (see also related recent post on economic empire building here). In this article he focuses upon the influence of Israel and … Continue reading

5 April, 2007 · 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"