Monthly Archives: August 2014

Black August

“Southern trees bear strange fruit / blood on the leaves and blood at the root”. (lyrics, Billy Holiday). “The ghost of Dred Scott haunts the streets of Ferguson”. (Amy Goodman) “I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their … Continue reading

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Gertrude of Iraq

“One of the enduring problems with certain societies in the world – and…in the Middle East – is that capacity for self- governance and self- organizing just isn’t there. It has to do with history.” (P.J. O’Rourke) “The past is … Continue reading

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