Archive for December, 2004
Bad taste award. I detest the ideology behind the Lebanese TV station LBC-TV, which was founded by Lebanese fascist death squads of the Lebanese civil war, although they had to change their tune, or camouflage it, in order to attract Arab investors, and to reach various corners of the Arab world. Yesterday, on the program [...]
Sunlight on the Road- Pontoise. Pissarro.
Their brother was killed by Israeli forces yesterday.
Millions of displaced Palestinians claim rights to the land in Israel.
Iraqi puppet prime minister/car bomber/former Saddam’s henchman/embezzler-in-Yemen, `Allawi is outraged that Iraqis in Syria are allowed to conspire against his government. He sent a letter of protest to the Syrian president. Did `Allawi himself and his comrades not conspire from Syria and Jordan against the Iraqi government in his exile days? And for months, I [...]
British people collected Ã‚Â£20m in 24 hours for the Asia victims. Bush sent them $35 million.
Oh, NO. Saddam is writing poetry. The Egyptian Arab nationalist publication Al-Usbu` (which is edited by a supporter of Saddam) published the minutes of the recent meeting between Saddam and his Iraqi lawyer. First, the lawyer was told by Saddam’s US guards to not hug Saddam, but he insisted on hugging him, and he gave [...]
Palestinians: trying to prevent the obstruction of a road by Israeli forces.
In 2004, 450 Palestinian civilians were killed by Israei forces last year. [And] During 2004, Israel demolished 181 homes in the Occupied Territories as a means of punishment and 1,357 homes on the claim of military necessity. These demolitions left some 11,500 Palestinians homeless. Altogether Israel has demolished 4,100 homes during the Intifada. As a [...]
My feminist comrades from Turkey sent me this.
A street in Fallujah: after its double “liberation” by US forces.
Even the NYT is saying it: Are We Stingy? Yes resident Bush finally roused himself yesterday from his vacation in Crawford, Tex., to telephone his sympathy to the leaders of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia, and to speak publicly about the devastation of Sunday’s tsunamis in Asia. He also hurried to put as much [...]
I need to thank the thousands of people from around the world who signed the Joseph Massad Academic Freedom Petition. While the petition is still open, yesterday I sent a copy of the petition to the president, provost, and vice-president of Columbia University.
MEMRI Watch: The conventional Middle East academic wisdom is that MEMRI’s translations are accurate but very selective. I beg to disagree. They are neither accurate nor reliable. First, as I have mentioned earlier, they really specialize in publishing the speeches and statements of pro-Bin Laden and pro-Bush kooks in the region. And those two trends [...]
The Artist’s Garden at Eragny. Pissarro.
Head Scarves Now a Protective Accessory in Iraq: Fearing for Their Safety, Muslim and Christian Women Alike Cover Up Before They Go Out.
Falloujans Are Jolted by Conditions: Many returning refugees ‘just want to go home,’ but many find only uninhabitable dwellings.
Nothing will stop them: An old Palestinian man climbing the racist Israeli separation wall.
Five million people in 11 countries lack the basic requirements for life.
Israeli forces bombed his house.