17 Spring 2003
by Colin Darke
Stop the War:
Stop the Killing
The internationally renowned Palestinian intellectual expresses
his views on the invasion of Iraq and the situation in Palestine,
and responds to questions from sites across the UK. Organised by
Edinburgh's Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Globalise
Has the Gulf
War taken place yet?
Following September 11th 2001, when Ground Zero instituted an American
Year Zero, Jewesbury attempts to trace the background to current
crises in conceptions of 'democracy' and 'society'.
Frontiers: Art Practice, Campaigning and Progressive Change
Lalchand Azad talks to video and digital artist Kooj Chuhan from
the group Virtual Migrants, about theory, practice and in particular
their set of works collectively titled 'Terminal Frontiers' which
bears the strap-line 'deportation, terror and murder by paper.'
Prognosis And Courses Of Action
A timely, indepth report on world climate change in the context
of the war for oil in Iraq.
by Paul Bommer
Lunch with the
Chairman: Why was Richard Perle meeting with Adnan Khashoggi?
Seymour m. Hersh
In the 1970s, the Saudi-born businessman Khashoggi brokered billions
of dollars in arms and aircraft sales for the Saudi royal family.
During the Regan Administration, Khashoggi was a middleman in the
Iran-Contra scandal. Perle, until recently, chairman of the US Defense
Policy Board is one of the most outspoken and influential American
advocates of war with Iraq. So just why were these two 'having lunch'
in Marseilles and what has it to do with the venture capital company
art work by Pavel Büchler
A well researched study into 'media facilitated fear responses'
to perceived societal threats from paedophiles.
The politics of Depleted Uranium tipped shells: the contamination
resulting in abhorrent 'congenital abnormalities' in Iraq; the successful
fight against US Navy test firing in Vieques, Puerto Rico; and their
current test-firing in Scotland and threat to public health.
2002: Death in Turkish prisons
A moving, personal account of a journey to understand why thousands
of political prisoners were prepared to starve themselves to death
in Turkish prisons in protest to forced solitary confinement in
revisited or In praise of Internationalism
"Although proceeding from very particular theoretical premises,
the Hardt/Negri thesis on the epochal shift from imperialism to
the decentred and deterritorialized terrain of 'Empire' impinges
on contemporary debates about globalization."
8 Mile, Curtis Hanson's film about an aspiring hip hop performer,
stars controversial rapper Eminem. Hip hop, if not ignored altogether
in serious debate, is generally condemned and dismissed as one of
the most scandalous, degraded and degrading forms of contemporary
popular culture. What then does it mean for the main protagonist
not only to be white, but also to choose the alias of B. Rabbit?
Response from Sarah Pierce, artist and former Artistic Director
of Arthouse, Dublin, and Variant's reply. Concludes with commentary
on Laganside's 'Cathedral Quarter' development in Belfast and appalling
treatment of Catalyst Arts.
of an art project by Ral Veroni
Derry on its
Coverage of the day-long protest against the closure of Derry's
Orchard Gallery and Derry City Council's abysmal behaviour.
of Art, BBC Radio Scotland, 6/6/03