...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



This month Japan pulled all of its troops out of Iraq
An event somewhat under-reported in the larger American news venues

Democracy Now! Headlines for July 25, 2006:
- UN Launches Emergency Appeal For Lebanon
- Report: Israel Using Cluster Bombs in Lebanon
- Israeli PM Olmert Vows Attacks Will Continue
- Condoleeza Rice Dismisses Calls For Immediate Ceasefire
- Israeli Shells Kill Five Palestinians in Gaza
- Jose Bove On The Failure of WTO Trade Talks
- NATO Commander: Afghanistan is "Close to Anarchy"
- Report: U.S. Still Abusing Prisoners in Iraq
- Senate Prepares to Vote on John Bolton Nomination
- White House Slashes Number of IRS Lawyers Auditing the Super Rich
- 5 Ploughshares Anti-War Activists Acquitted in Ireland
New Experimental Tactical High Energy Laser Weapons in Iraq?

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