"...Israel uses every possible diplomatic, legal or political means to muffle voices that may tell the truth about the Palestinians under its occupation. From a single foreign activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer because she refused to watch another Palestinian home being demolished, to waging an all-out war on a respectable UN agency, Israel’s goal vis-à-vis the Palestinians is hardly democratic. They know it and we know it. Their hope now is to keep the rest of the world from finding out."
"...Saddam Hussein was an Iraqi nationalist. He did not tolerate Al Qaeda or other foreign groups operating on his territory. Bush has made it possible for foreign fighters to enter Iraq, but not to fight Iraqi nationalists; only to fight the occupiers of Iraq and their sell-out stooges in the puppet government installed and abetted by the U.S."
"Like everything else in the marketplace, political control is a purchased commodity, and organized corporate capital has far more buying power in the electoral mall than the disorganized public. That kind of power cannot be overcome by combining our dollars to compete with national lobbies, but only by combining our democratic actions to run the money changers out of the political temple. To affect real transformation we need to wrest control from interests so unprincipled they are selling humanity’s future in pursuit of their own private gain. And driving some of us crazy in the process."
"It is clear that the Yemeni authorities have so far resorted to strong measures only in an attempt to deal with the rise of Zaydi activism. It is also evident that these policies have failed to stem the tide of radical, anti-western trends within Zaydi thought and praxis. If the second armed uprising indicates anything, it indicates that violent repression is a recipe for more trouble later."