Archive for July 31, 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 [...]
Rebels’ writ runs large across the troublesome Sunni triangle.
A small cadre of exile fanatics now controls the Bush administration’s Cuba policy, and Fidel Castro couldn’t be happier.
U.S. Says It Received Afghan Prisoner From Americans Who Are Charged With Torture at Private Jail.
“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.
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.
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. [...]
The price of Arab civilians: Fair price for a life? UK Army pays Iraqi family Ã‚Â£390 after shooting girl dead.
A woman’s place is to wait and listen, says the Vatican.
In Muqtada As-Sadr’s republic.
Inside the Janjaweed: how one man escaped the ethnic cleansing in Darfur.
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 [...]
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 [...]