Archive for February 14, 2004
Results of last Angry Poll (vote on the new one): A world without religion (any religion) is a world with… Answers Votes Percent 1. less misery 10 10% 2. less hope 16 15% 3. less sexism 20 19% 4. less authoritarian men with funny head gear 9 9% 5. less fatalism 8 8% 6. more [...]
US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld expressed support for Israel’s need for nuclear weapons at a NATO meeting in Munich.
Iraqi Party Goes From Exiled to Electable
Iran’s youngest female parliamentarian is facing an end to her days in government – and jail time.
It is Valentine’s Day: Yasir `Arafat, the loving husband, sent a few more millions (from the money of the Palestinian people) to the private account of Suha `Arafat.
Five American soldiers have been accused of driving a 19-year-old Iraqi civilian to his death in the Tigris river in one of the main centres of resistance to the occupation.
An Empire of Kindness and Tenderness. Boy, 12, recounts days as terror inmate; youngest captive spent 17 months at Guantanamo. But the US military is very nice to children in captivity: “We recognize the special needs of juvenile detainees…Every effort was made to provide them a secure environment free from the influences of older detainees.” [...]
Afghan Women, Still in Chains. This liberal NYT columnist urges more bombs and rockets over their heads to liberate them.
Love is illegal in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s religious authorities have ordered Muslims to shun the “pagan” holiday of Valentine’s Day so as not to incur God’s wrath, the newspaper al-Riyadh reported yesterday.
American-led opposition among Britain’s G7 partners is threatening to derail Gordon Brown’s ambitious proposal for a doubling of global aid to $100bn (Ã‚Â£55.5bn) a year, according to sources in Washington.
World Bank condemns defence spending
U.S. May Base Troops Long-Term in Kuwait. Please support US support for the corrupt, oppressive and polygamous dictatorship of the Gulf.
How far will the US go to maintain its illegitimate primacy in Iraq? That is easy: very, very far.
American plan for Iraq needs complete overhaul, United Nations envoy warns. (and he is a US stooge, mind you).
World Press Photo of the year 2003.
If you are wondering where your tax money is going: Bush wants to spend $270 million on abstinence-only education, compared with $100 million annually when he took office. In other news, in Minnesota, a study found that sexual activity doubled among junior high school students taking part in an abstinence-only program.