Further thoughts on the cultural labor of poetry and art. Not merely "is it good?," but "what has it accomplished?"...reviews of recent poetry collections; selected poems and art dealing with war/peace/social change; reviews of poetry readings; links to political commentary (particularly on conflicts in the Middle East); youtubed performances of music, demos, and other audio-video nuggets dealing with peaceful change, dissent and resistance.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Operation Cast Lead: Some Israeli Soldiers Speak
Israeli soldiers testify about their actions--and their sorrow--over Operation Cast Lead, the invasion of Gaza of 2008-2009. The question of whether they were asked to "cleanse" the neighborhood has become a recent translation furor, but the indignities go far beyond language...
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I'm surprised, but pleased, that these soldiers had the courage to talk about it. I hear their government runs a 'tight ship.'
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