Iraqi Landscapes: the Path of Martyrs

Iraqi Landscapes: the Path of Martyrs

March 23, 2018, Counterpunch.org In the final thirty kilometers drive back to my home in the Catskills, along a vacant highway through hills of leafless winter trees colorless and devoid of any sign of life, I inexplicably recall my recent…

Iraqis’ Diet Fifteen Years After the Invasion

Iraqis’ Diet Fifteen Years After the Invasion

April 12, 2018, Counterpunch.org Some Iraqis might assert that today everything is available in their country. That’s true to a degree; if you exclude self-sufficiency. And trust.

Sacred Assemblies in Baghdad

Sacred Assemblies in Baghdad

April 26, 2018, Counterpunch.org If there’s any argument against our excessive reliance on digital platforms to maintain social fabric, it is surely found inside Iraq today. Forced into long stays indoors, behind walls and gates, checked a dozen times between…

Back to the Margins

Back to the Margins

May 31, 2005, Towards Freedom  In the long struggle between Iraq and the US, Iraqi women have been the most harmed of that nation’s beleaguered masses. Like men, of course, they’ve lost opportunities and seen their living standard plummet. But…

Tibetan Pottery

Tibetan Pottery

Originally published in Ceramics Monthly, Illustrated. March, 1993. Tibet’s otherwise bleak, brown land­ scape is sometimes broken by rust-colored hillocks. Located just beyond the mud brick walls of squat villages, these mounds are actually kiln sites, where accumulated ash and…

Moving towards a Sociology of Tibet

Moving towards a Sociology of Tibet

Originally published in The Tibet Journal, Vol XII, no 4. Dharamsala. 1987 Sociology of Tibet can begin with a study of its women and its men. As yet, however, there is no sociology of Tibet. To change this, there is…