Archive for December 10, 2004
Grand Canal: Looking North-East from the Palazzo Corner-Spinelli to the Rialto Bridge, c. 1725. Canaletto. (Click on image to enjoy).
“A shelter for women and girls forced into the sex trade temporarily shut its doors Friday after gunmen kidnapped 92 of its occupants and made death threats against the staff.”
“Powell Advises Mideast Caution: ‘Can’t Leap Ahead’ On Palestinian State.” Wait Another Century he Urges.
Israeli Soldiers’ Testimony Supports Claims of Abuse.
‘I was tortured for saying the flogging must end in Iran’.
A seven-year-old Palestinian girl was killed by Israeli troops yesterday as she was eating lunch in her home. US and Israel declare her death a victory in the war on “terrorism.”
Fallujah: The homecoming and the homeless.
GuantÃƒÂ¡namo torture and humiliation still going on, says shackled Briton.
This is Zionism: His little sister, 7, killed by Israeli forces.
Barrenness by Iraqi poet Baland Haydari (my translation): The same road the same houses, pulled by deep effort the same silence we used to say: Tomorrow he will die, and the voices of little children from every house will rise rolling with the day on the road and they will mock our yesterdays and with [...]
Saddam’s Trial: Instead of grading, I was distracted today by a book I recently obtained. Husayn Ash-Shahristani’s memoirs titled Al-Hurub Min-a-l-Hurriyyah (Escape from Freedom), (and by books of Arabic poetry and the Sirah of Sayf bin dhi Yazan.) Shahristani is an Iraqi nuclear physicist who was jailed and tortured by Saddam in 1979, and later [...]
The Saudi King of Jordan: Strong reactions in the Arab world (not only in Shi`ite quarters) to the foolish statements by the foolish King of Jordan in which he warned of Shi`ite zone of danger. Respected Lebanese columnist, Joseph Samahah, today called him `Abdullah Az-Zarqawi, and compared his rhetoric to the rhetoric of Abu Mus`ab [...]
On War (thanks Sinan).
An Open Letter to Bush: Stop Destroying the Mosques of Iraq (By RALPH NADER).
“Corporate greed, the ruination of traditional ways of life, share-price bubbles, western imperialism: all these modern complaints were made against the British East India Company in the 18th century.”