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.
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?”
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 [...]
US women lag in elected office
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.
THIS IS ZIONISM: 111 Palestinians killed by Israei army in May alone
Nobody likes the House of Saud, but they are rarely criticized
And who brought Democracy to Iraq? US did, of course. Why do you ask? Bremer threatens to veto Iraqis’ choice of president
This is very cool: An A-Z of the Iraq war and its aftermath, focusing on misrepresentation, manipulation, and mistakes
Western media talk about this as if there is no domestic violence in the West: Saudi guilty of assaulting TV presenter wife
Economic reforms mean: Russia’s poorest face huge cuts in benefits
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
“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.”
Jobless in Sao Paulo
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.
A good summary and critique of the lousy book ‘The Arab Mind’, which is read by US neo-conservatives.
Maxime Rodinson, un marxiste face ÃƒÂ l’islam: Auteur de nombreux livres qui ont marquÃƒÂ© la sociologie de cette religion, l’historien est mort ÃƒÂ Marseille dimanche 23 mai, ÃƒÂ l’ÃƒÂ¢ge de 89 ans.