Monthly Archives: June 2011

The world needs better; and that’s what we’re working for – Egypt

Hi there, The pursuit of different opinions takes us to Egypt where Ahdaf Soueif has come to wider consciousness.  Here is her website and an article in the Guardian on Obama’s speech. Enjoy, salaams Slim

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er. . . um . . . Hamas was supported by Israel . . . how funny!

Hello, just a story by Robert Fisk.  I am republishing it as it contains something interesting with regards to Hamas. Back in the eighties Hamas was supported by Israel as a counterpoint to Yasser Arafat . . . another case … Continue reading

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Pakistan . . . two excellent stories – edited to include third story

One from an insider and one from an outsider. Firstly, poet and writer Fatima Bhutto, on a nation on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She opened the Sydney Writers’ Festival with this erudite and deliciously, amusingly mocking 35 minute … Continue reading

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Cooperation, competition and our, as yet, unearned wealth.

Cancer develops when a cell “defaults” from cooperating with its neighbours and starts running amok, surging ahead, out-competing its neighbours. We all know how this ends. This is but one analogy presented in this podcast on cooperators.  And we can, I … Continue reading

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