Archive for May, 2004

For those who care, I can be heard live or on-line on Democracy Now tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5:05AM (Pacific Time) 8:05AM Eastern Time. The topic is Saudi Arabia.

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

From a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish (my translation): “Oh, ye homeland, repeated in massacres and songs Point out to me the source of death Is it the dagger or the lie?”

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

From Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish’s poem A State of Siege (my translation): “…He says at the edge of death: I have no footstep for loss, Free I am near my freedom and my future is in my hands… and I shall enter, soon, my life and will be born free without parents, and will choose […]

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

US women lag in elected office

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

And who brought democracy to Afghanistan? The US of course, why do you ask? Karzai is alleged to have given cabinet posts to warlords in exchange for support in upcoming vote.

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

THIS IS ZIONISM: 111 Palestinians killed by Israei army in May alone

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

Nobody likes the House of Saud, but they are rarely criticized

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

And who brought Democracy to Iraq? US did, of course. Why do you ask? Bremer threatens to veto Iraqis’ choice of president

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

This is very cool: An A-Z of the Iraq war and its aftermath, focusing on misrepresentation, manipulation, and mistakes

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

Western media talk about this as if there is no domestic violence in the West: Saudi guilty of assaulting TV presenter wife

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

Economic reforms mean: Russia’s poorest face huge cuts in benefits

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

This ignorant and prejudiced writer in Slate.com thinks that the racist and ignorant author of the Arab Mind is sympathetic to the Arabs. He is writing a book on Arab culture too.

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

I’M EXPLAINING A FEW THINGS by Pablo Neruda (tr. Nathaniel Tarn) Treacherous generals: see my dead house, look at broken Spain : from every house burning metal flows instead of flowers, from every socket of Spain Spain emerges and from every dead child a rifle with eyes, and from every crime bullets are born which […]

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

Brenda has written the following poem culled together with words from the comments’ section of this site: COLLABORATION (?) -taken from comments on a politically charged blog Somehow the suffering and death and all their fat American asses hurt your feelings if there is a country sabotaged stripped we are being locked up hard to […]

Posted on May 31, 2004 by As'ad

From the poem Traveler without Luggage by Iraqi poet `Abdul-Wahab Al-Bayyati (my translation): “…under the sky without hope inside me the self dies like a spider my self dies and on the wall the light of the day absorbs my years, and spits it out in blood the light of the day Never for me, […]

Posted on May 30, 2004 by As'ad

“TIME has obtained an internal Pentagon e-mail sent by an Army Corps of Engineers official…that raises questions about Cheney’s arm’s-length policy toward his old employer. Dated March 5, 2003, the e-mail says “action” on a multibillion-dollar Halliburton contract was “coordinated” with Cheney’s office.”

Posted on May 30, 2004 by As'ad

Jobless in Sao Paulo

Posted on May 30, 2004 by As'ad

Pathetic Yaser `Arafat (who sends millions to the account of Suha `Arafat while Palestinians starve) has no shame: he now begs Sharon for a meeting.

Posted on May 30, 2004 by As'ad

A good summary and critique of the lousy book ‘The Arab Mind’, which is read by US neo-conservatives.

Posted on May 30, 2004 by As'ad

Maxime Rodinson, un marxiste face à l’islam: Auteur de nombreux livres qui ont marqué la sociologie de cette religion, l’historien est mort à Marseille dimanche 23 mai, à l’âge de 89 ans.

Posted on May 30, 2004 by As'ad