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Sunday, July 17, 2005

War, Peace, and Timor Loro Sa'e 

Well, we're off. Diane and John Peck and I leave for East Timor on Tuesday morning way early. We've got almost 24 hours worth of plane-riding, but I'm actually looking forward to it, because we're going on Korea air, so there's sure to be some people on board who play Go (or as they call it, Baduk). I got me a magnetic set and I'm ready to rock.

Since this is my last SynCast for a while -- and since I've been watching anti-war propaganda lately -- I thought I'd make this week's SynCast all about war and peace. It's a bit longer than usual, but we've got some good stuff. Enjoy!

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Speaking of War

Naomi Klein wrote an interesting piece recently about Aristide and Haiti.
A few weeks ago I visited Aristide in Pretoria, South Africa, where he lives in forced exile. I asked him what was really behind his dramatic falling-out with Washington. He offered an explanation rarely heard in discussions of Haitian politics -- actually, he offered three: "privatization, privatization and privatization." The dispute dates back to a series of meetings in early 1994, a pivotal moment in Haiti's history that Aristide has rarely discussed.
Read the whole thing. It's important.


Remember those games where you had to arrange the pipes so the water could go from one side of the screen to the other? Well imagine it with musical stones. Good stuff! via MoFi.

Today I'm listening to: The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy!