Archive for July, 2004

From Feather of the Crow by Syrian poet Adonis (my translation): Coming without flowers or fields Coming without seasons, Nothing is for me in the sand or the wind in the splendor of morning except youthful blood flowing with the sky… Coming without seasons Coming without flowers or fields and a spring of dust lies […]

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

Rebels’ writ runs large across the troublesome Sunni triangle.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

A small cadre of exile fanatics now controls the Bush administration’s Cuba policy, and Fidel Castro couldn’t be happier.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

U.S. Says It Received Afghan Prisoner From Americans Who Are Charged With Torture at Private Jail.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

“Leave no race behind.” Bush’s re-election campaign insisted on knowing the race of an Arizona Daily Star journalist assigned to photograph Vice President Dick Cheney.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

In the US, there are courts that determine the innocence and guilt of people. In Iraq and occupied Palestine, military planes determine the innocence and guilt of people, and bomb accordingly.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

Iraqi puppet forces: “According to a Government Accountability Office report released last month, nearly 3,000 policemen quit or were removed in one week in mid-April. Among the Iraqi National Guard, desertions ranged from 30 percent in northeastern and central Iraq to 82 percent around the western city of Fallujah, where insurgents battled besieging U.S. Marines. […]

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

The price of Arab civilians: Fair price for a life? UK Army pays Iraqi family £390 after shooting girl dead.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

A woman’s place is to wait and listen, says the Vatican.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

In Muqtada As-Sadr’s republic.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

Inside the Janjaweed: how one man escaped the ethnic cleansing in Darfur.

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

Arabic calligraphy, Iraqi resistance, and the prolonged US quagmire in Iraq: I have noticed that the Iraq story has changed in US media. Attacks on US troops, and stories of kidnappings have taken on a routine course in media coverage. Arabic media dance to US tunes as well these days, more than ever. AlJazeera has […]

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

I knew that I would not last as a member of an organization, any organization. I hereby resign for good from the only organization that I am a member of. I am out of the ACLU. For a fistfull of dollars, the ACLU has pledged to abide by John Ashcroft’s “watch lists” knowing that many […]

Posted on July 31, 2004 by As'ad

A Homeland Security officer’s alleged attack at Niagara Falls on a female tourist from Tianjin sparks public and official outrage.

Posted on July 30, 2004 by As'ad

This is Zionism. “In 2003, 13,000-16,000 more Palestinians were left homeless and internally displaced because of the confiscation and destruction of Palestinian homes by Israel.”

Posted on July 30, 2004 by As'ad

“The U.S. Census Bureau has provided population data on Arab-Americans to the Department of Homeland Security, including their ancestry and the cities and postal areas in which they live.”

Posted on July 30, 2004 by As'ad

This is Zionism. UN report: 63 percent of Palestinians below poverty line.

Posted on July 30, 2004 by As'ad

Thus spoke the demagogue: “During their conversation, Kerry informed Sharon that he has no argument with President George W. Bush’s support for Sharon’s rejection of a Palestinian right of return to Israeli territory.”

Posted on July 30, 2004 by As'ad

Frenchmen Say Guantanamo Detention Was Like Hell.

Posted on July 30, 2004 by As'ad

Forgotten victims: Floods leave 1m Bangladeshis out on a limb.

Posted on July 30, 2004 by As'ad