(Ed. note: Yes, I have been posting very lightly of late. I’m at work on a translation project, a book-length one. I’m finding it both stimulating and mentally exhausting simultaneously. I’ll try to talk more about it later, when my energy levels return to normal. Or something approaching it. Thanks for your understanding.)
. . . → Read More: Quotable: Banksy on advertising
“It’s hardly a secret that most Afghans are opposed to the occupation of their country. Occupying soldiers are well aware of the fact. The ‘enemy’ is not hidden. It is the public. So wiping out women and children is part of the war. Helicopter gunships, bomber jets and drones are more effective killers than ‘lone’ . . . → Read More: Quotable: Tariq Ali on the “lone gunman” of Afghanistan
Image by Tigana Too.
Yes, my Latin American amig@s, it’s true. Nosotr@s, l@s canadienses, somos el OTRO patio trasero de los EEUU. We’re the US’s OTHER backyard, and we’ve been just as much subject to their imperialism as you. So far, we’ve been luckier keeping them off our necks.
There are two reasons why . . . → Read More: Quotable: Sir John A. Macdonald on US imperialism
“We are not suffering from a secret cabal of evil masterminds who plotted to bring down the world economy. The problem was not secrecy. On the contrary, the ballooning debt of the last 20 years, the massive student levels of student debt, the internet bubble, the real-estate bubble, the rise of speculation, the replacement of […] . . . → Read More: Quotable: Kieran Bonner on the banality of evil
“If a man has an apartment stacked to the ceiling with newspapers we call him crazy. If a woman has a trailer house full of cats we call her nuts. But when people pathologically hoard so much cash that they impoverish the entire nation, we put them on the cover of Fortune magazine and pretend […] . . . → Read More: Quotable: B. Lester on hoarding