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Category: Artby - Jay Taber

Preventing Elitism

September 09, 2008

It is perfectly natural that elites — those with special gifts and achievements — will rise to prominence. When these gifted people exercise noblesse oblige, they should be celebrated and…

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Collective Punishment

January 01, 2008

I remember the shocking real-time film from the siege of Sarajevo, as well as the attendant world outrage that led to UN and NATO engagement with Serbia. Reading yesterday’s post…

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In Their Best Interests

January 01, 2008

In Living the Brand, a new article from the International Journal of Communication, Melissa Aronczyk of NYU offers an account of the strategies involved in the production of culture through…

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Human Shield

January 01, 2008

Presently reading The Heart of the Sky, Peter Canby’s account of his travels among the Maya of Chiapas and Guatemala, I was disturbed this morning to read in the news…

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From Humble Beginnings

January 01, 2008

Wampum recounts how Israel began 61 years ago by bombing hotels—long before it advanced to bombing refugee camps and other civilian terrain.

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Palestine Today

December 12, 2007

While we’re taking some time with family and friends, here are some unusual photos from daily life in Palestine.

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Sensibilities

December 12, 2007

As a writer, I often find the limitations of language too restrictive for my sensibilities. I found these Sebastiao Salgado photo essays on human migrations particularly engaging.

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USA v Fourth World

December 12, 2007

Training death squads at Fort Benning, Georgia that commit atrocities against indigenous peoples throughout Latin America is but one aspect of the US war against the Fourth World. Another aspect…

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Ethnic Cleansing in the West Bank

December 12, 2007

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…

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Isolated Incidents

December 12, 2007

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…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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