Archive for August 7, 2004
Yusuf Entertained in Court Before His Marriage to Zuleikha. (Persian, 16th century)
For those who care, I will discuss the Iraqi situation on KPFA’s Morning Show on Monday at 7:00AM (Pacific Time). You may listen live.
Ordered to just walk away.
“Police have arrested a 72-year-old woman who allegedly slashed an Indonesian maid on the neck for eating a banana and having a cup of Milo without permission.”
Tour of “liberation”: Tour of (US invited) Iraqis banned from Memphis city hall (and they were later robbed at gunpoint).
The Iranian government is busy arresting 200 ‘badly covered’ women.
Paying the Price: The Mounting Costs of the Iraq War.
Bush Warns Americans They Are ‘Still Not Safe‘.
Coded letters from Briton in Guantanamo reveal ‘regime of violence’.
US occupation of Iraq is not only brutal and illegal. It is the dumbest and most idiotic occupation I have ever heard of. It is even more stupid that Israeli occupation of South Lebanon, although US seems to be emulating the Israeli model. A few hours, HOURS, after Donald Rumsfeld lambasted AlJazeera (and AlArabiyya TV???!!), [...]
No! NO! NO WAY! Fox News: Still Failing the “Fair & Balanced” Test.
This is a most pathetically patronizing speech by Paul Wolfowitz. He was addressing a delegation of [carefully selected and acceptable] Iraqi women. At the end, he urged them: “And if any of you can get a chance, either in a large group or privately, to go up and say thank you” to US soldiers.
Yusuf’s Escape from the Well (Attributed to Muzaffer ‘Ali. Persian, 16th century)
Salaman and Absal on the Heavenly Isle (Mirza ‘Ali, Persian, 1560)
“The situation in Iraq right now is not as bad as the news media are portraying it to be. It’s worse.”
9 million lost health coverage since 2001.
Irreplaceable historical sites and religious artefacts are being destroyed by the US-led occupation forces, says Iraq’s interim culture minister.
There is also a US war in Pakistan.
Anti-Islamic books’ success fuel fears of racism in Italy.
Why Hugo ChÃƒÂ¡vez is heading for a stunning victory.