Archive for March 10, 2004
Full text: a critical study of US media coverage of Iraqi WMDs.
U.S. Marines fatally shoot at least two followers of Abu Mus`ab Az-Zarqawi in Haiti
Surprise, surprise: US forces yesterday absolved themselves of blame for the deaths of nine children in an air strike, but refused to release their internal inquiry. This is the headline of the same story on ABC News site: “US military cleared of blame in Afghan air strike.” Which makes you wonder, cleared by whom??
McDonald’s has been criticised in Israel for forcing employees to speak only Hebrew to customers. John Kerry praises McDonald’s for the move.
Those US taxpayers: please, do not be mad at me. But US government is paying international Iraqi embezzler, Ahmad Chalabi, some $340,000 per month to help him engage in more embezzlement.
Data and resources on women in Iraq.
The mystery of this plane (and US media are not interested):A plane carrying 64 suspected mercenaries that Zimbabwe claims was registered in the United States took off illegally from South Africa, before being impounded in Harare on Sunday, South African aviation authorities said today.
The new Pentagon papers (You can get a one-day pass to read)
Voters in four primaries yesterday were older and more liberal than those from earlier Southern contests, and were eager to see U.S. troops brought home from Iraq, according to exit polls. (thanks Yun)
America’s favorite puppet strikes again: Hamid Karzai fires a political rival who dared to consider running against him.
American teenagers who take the pledge to remain virgins until they marry have almost the same rate of sexually transmitted disease as other young people, a new study of adolescent behaviour says.
Brian asked about documentation for the link between Walt Disney and FBI. Here are some sources: Managing Records as Evidence and Information, by Richard J. Cox; Networks of Power: Corporate Tv’s Threat to Democracy, by Dennis W. Mazzocco, Herbert I. Schiller; Disturbing Pleasures: Learning Popular Culture, by Henry A. Giroux, and The Cultural Cold War: [...]
The Arabic site, elaph, has reported that Egyptian TV has been instructed by the Egyptian government to not show any scenes of burning of US or Israeli flags in Egypt. Burning of tires can, however, be still shown.
Yesterday, I saw Mel GibsonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s The Passion. I am not a man of religion, so I cannot approach it religiously. It is, without a doubt, a fanatic movie by a fanatic moviemaker. Gibson has an exclusive and obsessive focus on the suffering of Jesus. He did not care about JesusÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ life, his communal relationship with [...]