Archive for November 8, 2004
The Riverside Path at Argenteuil, 1872. Monet.
Red states and slave owning states. (thanks Targol)
Even Canada: “Canada’s privacy commissioner has warned in her annual report that personal freedoms in the country are being eroded by the “war on terror”.”
United by hate: Black and white Christians rally behind shared contempt for gays.
“One of the most senior intelligence officers in the CIA’s Osama bin Laden unit said yesterday that fewer experienced officers are assigned to defeating the al Qaeda leader and his followers now than there were on Sept. 11, 2001.”
“Liberation”, face down.
In a blow to the administration, a judge rules the military violated a terror suspect’s rights.
Puritanism of the rich.
Sexual exploitation of children becoming increasingly widespread because of the greater reach of the internet.
Women from the slums in Nagpur in central India attack alleged rapists who they say are walking free from court.
Burying seven Iraqis killed by US bombs in Fallujah. “Liberating” them to the ground.
US school put sticker on textbooks saying evolution was ‘theory, not fact’.
Suha Arafat once complained to an Egyptian magazine that her husband does not give her jewelry.
Go kick some butt and make history, Vietnam-style, US troops urged.
From inside Fallujah. Zarqawi fanatics want to fight “infidels” not occupation.
Bush on his faith: “My faith frees me. Frees me to put the problem of the moment in proper perspective. Frees me to make decisions that others might not like. Frees me to do the right thing, even though it may not poll well. Frees me to enjoy life and not worry about what comes [...]
U.S. (under Clinton) had plan to nuke N. Korea.
Because We Could (excellent review essay by Andrew Cockburn although I disagree with his take on Noah Feldman).
The Gods [all of them] Must Be Crazy.
Jon Lee Anderson (who wrote a good biography of Che and whose unwise book on Iraq just came out–read the good critique of this book by Andrew Cockburn in the Nation magazine) on the Iraqi insurgency. He argues that the DeBathification fueled the insurgency. No, Jon: Occupation fuels insurgency. Jon Lee Anderson is one of [...]