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Artby – Jay Taber

Ethnic Cleansing in the West Bank

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I have gradually stopped trying to understand the reason for any particular wall, or road, or fence. In reality they have no precise logic. This does not mean that the whole arrangement is irrational: the loops of the wall, the roads reserved for settlers and the occupation troops, the fences surrounding the twenty-five settlements in [&hellip... more →

Isolated Incidents

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Three recent news items caught my eye this week. One on Canadian mining corporations supporting murderous dictators around the globe, another on Yahoo selling the IDs of four dissident writers to the Chinese government, and a third on India‘s plans to clear indigenous people from the landscape. While none of this is especially surprising or [&hellip... more →

Political Illiteracy

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In his December 1990 report Right Woos Left, Chip Berlet of Political Research Associates examined neo-fascist overtures to antiwar activists, and the need to confront rightist ideologies and bigotry by discussing the dilemmas posed by the transfusion of right-wing theories and research into progressive circles. Based on these discussions, Mr. Berlet wrote the book Right-Wing [&hellip... more →

Writing and Fighting

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You can not be creative in a system that is very unjust, like the system we live in, unless you are a dissident. Because when you are creative you are for justice, for freedom, for love. It’s by nature like that. You feel that you want to do something. You can not accept injustice. You [&hellip... more →

Ceremony

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“I will tell you something about stories. They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death.” —from Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko... more →

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