Saturday, December 23, 2006


The Ursula Franklin Reader: Pacifism as a Map is reviewed in The Globe & Mail today:
(buy it at
She writes - and I will be thinking about this, knowing something about the politics of states occupied by the Axis powers:
"In my picture of what is going on, we are being occupied by the marketeers just as the French and Norwegians were occupied by the Germans. We have, as they did, puppet governments who run the country for the benefit of the occupiers. We have, as they did, collaborators. . . . We are, as they were, threatened by deliberate willfulness, by people who have only contempt for those they occupy and who see their mission to turn over our territory to their masters."

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