Archive for March 7, 2004
For More Afghan Women, Immolation Is Escape (thanks Walter)
Aristide maintains he was kidnapped from Haiti
To those dynamic internet searhers out there: may one of you kindly send me the transcript of Richard Perle’s on C-Span’s Booknotes. I wish to post his “brilliant” analysis of Palestinian anger at Israel.
Bush’s box of candy: Ethnic divide deepens in new Iraq
A sharp jump in military spending under President Bush has lifted defense budgets to levels not seen since the height of the Reagan buildup of the early 1980s, prompting warnings by lawmakers and defense analysts that the surge may no longer be sustainable in a time of deepening deficits.
Syria’s economy minister offers to shine George W. Bush’s shoes.
Free at last, free at last: US oil chiefs expected in Libya
The U.S. military has closed an investigation into the January killings of four Iraqis whose deaths were blamed on American troops, saying it couldn’t find the culprits, the Army said today. No one claimed responsibility for the Jan. 3 deaths of the Iraqis Гўв‚¬вЂќ a taxi driver and three passengers, including a woman and a [...]
Your tax dollars at work: 500,000 March in Venezuela Protest
China to Boost Defense Funds by 12%
“Saddam was no defender of women, but they have faced new miseries and more violence since he fell”
Full text: Human Rights Report on US forces’ abuses in Afghanistan. (thanks Julie)
Do not pin your hopes on the new generation of politicians. A new study reveals that today’s youngest politicians are very much like their predecessors: 86% are men, 81 % are white, and 29 % have a relative who served in office.
The San Francisco Chronicle is, by US standards, the most liberal big-city newspaper in US. It even occasionally carries pieces critical of Israel. But it still is an American newspaper containing the fundamental biases of US media against the Palestinians. This is from an obituary piece about a CBS newsperson. This is how the SF [...]
According to one Arabic TV news program, Israel has managed to kill 50 Palestinians in the Gaza strip alone this week. Was that anywhere in US news?
Nearly three-quarters of Harvard University undergraduates are from families with earnings in the top quarter of American household incomes.
The new US ME propaganda TV, Al-Hurra. A sample of its tough and very objective reporting. Here is a question that its director, Mouafac Harb, asked George W. Bush: “Q You may be the only world leader today, and maybe the first American President, to pay a lot of attention to freedom and democracy in [...]
Political Economy of Obesity