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Apr.28.2009
Billions promised, but Gazans still waitingFour months on from the Israeli bombardment of Gaza, Palestinians have seen little of the money pledged for reconstruction. By Matt Beynon Rees, on Global Post. RAMALLAH — Money, wrote the English philosopher Francis Bacon, is like manure: of very little...
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Apr.27.2009
This conversation on torture is getting to an important point, that of activism and communication. Ultimately, how to construct consciousness of the kind of issues and of political violence we address in Plunder and in the Plunder Blog. I attach here a note that I eceived from a young Palestinian...
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Apr.17.2009
I wrote a guest post for A Book Blogger's Diary this week. The post, headlined "Fiction more real than journalism," explains why I turned from journalism about the Middle East to fiction, as a better way of explaining the profound things I had learned in more than a decade here in...
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Mar.22.2009
On my recent tour of Germany, I was interviewed (in English) on the 3Sat tv channel's stage at the Leipzig Book Fair. Of the big Germany book festivals, this is the one that gives the most time to readers and authors (the biggest, Frankfurt, is mainly for publishers to get a little more than tipsy...
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Mar.20.2009
On Global Post, I report on the fairly crazy mess (even by Middle East standards) in which both Israeli and Palestinian politics find themselves just now.
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Mar.20.2009
Guest blogging on A Book Blogger's Diary, I write about why my publishers around the world like to have a new title for the same book in almost every country...Choosing one is almost as hard as writing the book itself... Almost.
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Mar.17.2009
Leaders of the White House economic team and the Senate's top Republican bellowed about bonuses at a bailed-out insurance giant and pledged to prevent such payments in the future.From one Sunday talk show to the next, they tore into the contracts that American International Group asserted had to...
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Mar.11.2009
I found this article particularly interesting in completing a catalogue of horrors carried on in the mame of the law. International Humanitarian Law alias how to legally murder and commit atrocities.        Eyal Weizman is an architect and director of the Centre for Research...
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Mar.08.2009
Historic World War I cemeteries badly damaged in recent attacks. By Matt Beynon Rees - GlobalPost In Gaza, violence is so prevalent, even death doesn’t put you beyond its reach. Nor does a grave protect you from further insult to your dignity. The fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas gunmen at...
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Feb.28.2009
A foreign correspondent builds memories out of blood and corpses. Often they turn to nightmares. While working on my second Palestinian crime novel, <a href="http://www.mattbeynonrees.com/gaza.htm">A Grave in Gaza</a>, I sometimes wept as I wrote. I used to think that meant I...