Archive for September 10, 2004
Learned Man Teaching (Mughal India, 16th century).
The last part of the poem Sojourn of Poverty and Revolution by Iraqi poet `Abdul-Wahab Al-Bayyati (my translation): -6- I had told you that I would return But I was burnt in the distant ports I was hit with dizziness, and my foot slipped I fell into a trap My medals, and the emblem of [...]
What is ‘universal jurisdiction,’ and what are its chances of flourishing?
Chile marks Allende’s 1973 death. (thanks Abdullatif).
Neocons Blast Bush’s Inaction On ‘Spy’ Affair.
This Doesn’t Smell Like Victory: A War on Two Fronts.
The War on Terror is Being Lost.
In Search Of Friends Among The Foes U.S. Hopes to Work With Diverse Group.
Powell: Key to Mideast progress is stripping Arafat’s power. Now Arafat is a certifiable and corrupt buffoon, but how stupid is this statement? Does Powell really think that an end to Arafat would bring about peace?
Makeup and marketing – welcome to the world of 10-year-old girls.
“Concern over Russia’s treatment of journalists covering the Beslan siege increased yesterday after a toxicologist revealed that traces of a tranquilliser had been found in a reporter who was arrested on her way to the school.”
I know that the picture of the world that appears through the site is gloomy. But the actual reality of the world is not pleasant. Yet, there are good news. Thomas Friedman of New York Times is still on leave until October. Celebrate.
Palestinian children who have been killed since the outbreak of the al-Aqsa Intifada on 29 September 2000 – Children age 0 to 15.
I never thought that I would cite approvingly an editoral of New York Times: “After months of Senate hearings and eight Pentagon investigations, it is obvious that the administration does not intend to hold any high-ranking official accountable for the nightmare at Abu Ghraib. It was pretty clear yesterday that Senator John Warner’s well-intentioned hearings [...]
“A British Muslim man arrested during a terrorism raid suffered 50 separate injuries after being repeatedly kicked, punched and stamped upon, according to a medical report seen by the Guardian.”