Archive for April 18, 2004
“Thought, having lost its autonomy, no longer trusts itself to understand reality, in freedom, for its own sake…The socialization of mind keeps it boxed in, isolated in a glass case, as long as society itself is imprisoned. As thought earlier internalized the duties exacted from without, today it has assimilated to itself its integration into [...]
Kerry: Rantisi’s killing was justified because Israel “has every right in the world to respond to any act of terror against it.”
8,875 to 10,725. The minimum and maximum estimates of the number of Iraqi civilians killed in Iraq so far, according to IraqBodyCount.org, an organization of British and American Other groups have even higher estimates. academics.
To my surprise, I received a call yesterday from Radio Sawa (the US Middle East propaganda radio). The reporter asked me to record an interview about the Rantisi assassination for the next news report. I said that I do not trust their editing process, and that my words may get distorted. I said that I [...]
“We tend to believe abroad that Palestine is nowadays almost completely deserted, a noncultivated wilderness, and anyone can come there and buy as much land as his heart desires. But in reality this is not the case. It is difficult to find anywhere in the country Arab land which lies fallow; the only areas which [...]
News from “liberated” Afghanistan: Province Bans Female Performers on Airwaves
U.S. troops deride the ‘spray and pray’ tactics of Sadr’s fighters but say they are tenacious and bold — and are learning from their mistakes
US forces cultivate Iraqi sources, but gain little
“The American confrontations with Sadr and in Fallujah also have roiled the political landscape by further isolating members of Iraq’s U.S.-appointed Governing Council from the Iraqi population. In the first few days after Sadr’s militiamen clashed with U.S. forces and the Marines surrounded Fallujah, council members — usually a publicity-hungry lot — had little to [...]
Congratulations to Robert Collier of the San Francisco Chronicle for winning the national Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi award, in the large-circulation foreign correspondence category, for his war reporting from Iraq.
Two things, at least, bring me great frustration in dealing with Middle East media. Firstly, it is hard to convince people in the Middle East that there are several time zones in the US. Yet, they still operate on the assumption that Eastern Time Zone applies to the whole of the US. So today, I [...]
Baby Pictures, by Brandy Baker. (thanks Brandy)
You will not read about this poll in the US press. A comprehensive poll of Iraqis was conducted in February and March of this year by the Independent Institute for Studies of Administration and Civil Society in Iraq. Among its findings, 73.1 % of Iraqis favor direct elections even if this delays the “transfer of [...]