All Further Articles for 2011-11-29

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
For Palestinian Prisoners, A Book Is A New World
In conjunction with an art show in Jerusalem about the books that lived with Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, a moving account of prison as university - how books helped educate, transform and in a sense free generations of Palestinian political prisoners. "Those who are deprived of bread dream of bread, and those who are deprived of freedom seek freedom. The Palestinian prisoner resorted to books in order to dream and escape to an alternative to their lived reality." - Khalil Ashour.
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Occupy the Budget
Want to understand why the occupiers are occupying? Hint: The big red chunk is military spending. A People's Guide to the proposed federal budget explains how $1.34 trillion in discretionary funds - your money - may be spent. Information is power, or the start of it.
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Costello on Costello: Steal This Record, and Buy Louis Armstrong Instead
Refreshingly, punk elder Elvis Costello has balked at his label's $202.66 price - "either a misprint or a satire" - on his new box set, "The Return Of The Spectacular Spinning Songbook," and is urging fans instead to buy “Ambassador Of Jazz,” a 10-album gift box by Louis Armstrong, "one of the most beautiful and loving revolutionaries who ever lived." He adds, "Frankly, the music is vastly superior." "All our attempts to have this number revised have been fruitless but...there are really bigger fish to filet these days."
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Monday, November 28, 2011
Olsen: Keep It Peaceful
Interview with Scott Olsen , the Iraq War veteran hit in the head with a tear gas canister at Occupy Oakland, now entirely lucid but still struggling with his speech. Even more poignantly, he has connected with Tristan Anderson, similarly injured by Israeli forces in 2009 but evidently not faring as well.
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