Sept.11, 1906

It’s hard to avoid all the nauseous revisiting of the events of five years ago, even in our Canadian media and present government. Unwilling as I am to be drawn into this again, especially since I avoid the subject of politics on my blog, I feel this interview about Satyagraha 100 Years Later is about history. And aren’t we supposed to learn lessons from history? (Thanks to Gordon Coale)

Addendum: The Tyee has a very interesting article discussing Canadian citizenship and a response to a challenge that was put forth since the recent Lebanon war: The Gates of Fear? 9/11 and the rules of Canadian citizenship.

Addendum #2: I really recommend you read Dave Bonta’s excellent guest essay on Satyagraha over at modal minority, a blog focused on the culture of the Global South, usually written by Teju Cole.

Addendum #3: Okay, this is the last one, I promise, but I must point to Feministe’s passionate remembrance and rejection of the pomp and politics of 9/11. Found belatedly at Via Negativa’s Smorgasblog.

September 11, 2006 in Current Events, History by Marja-Leena