Archive for March 27, 2005
Panorama populaire, 1926. RenÃƒÂ© Magritte.
This is Zionism: “Israel Defense Forces soldiers have been preventing Arab citizens of Israel from entering the West Bank using Road 557.”
“Sharon: Israel will retain the settlement blocs, despite objections from the U.S.” (What objections?)
There is a new Angry Poll (below, on the left). Vote, NOW.
There is a story to this article. I wrote this article originally for As-Safir in Beirut. For the first time ever in my relationship with my friends at the newspaper, As-Safir decided not to run it, saying it was “too tough.” I circulated the text among friends who (thanks to Mounzir, Kamal, and Fadi) submitted [...]
The Lebanese Communist Party: reverts to its Stalinist past. The Lebanese Communist Party is undergoing one of its regular, biweekly, crisis. Apparently, many Druze and Christian (and a handful of others) members from the Mount Lebanon region, have expressed their displeasure at the stance of the Party leadership (which is neither with the opposition and [...]
The Racist Separation Barrier In the West Bank (Detailed Map) It requires the theft of more than 13% of West Bank land.
Ahmad Zaki dies. He was the first Egyptian movie star who looked…Egyptian. Before him, Egyptian movie stars had to have some European blood in them to be considered worthy of the large (or small) screen. Ahmad Zaki was cast in his first major role in the movie Al-Karnak (starring Su’ad Husni) in 1972. The screenplay [...]
Oh, so how does “liberated” Iraq look like? According to Bush, he is still “making progress” notwithstanding that “For the first time, Sunni Muslim sheiks are publicly exhorting followers to strike with force against ethnic Kurds and Shi’ites, an escalation in rhetoric that could exacerbate the communal violence that already is shaking Iraq’s ethnic communities.”
The US government has condemned the recent bombings in Christian areas in Lebanon, and they should have. But not one word is said by the US government about the killing and abuse of poor Syrian workers in Lebanon, or about the abuse of poor Lebanese who were mistaken for poor Syrian workers. What do you [...]
This is from the New York Times, but not by Hassan Fattah: “Most Lebanese will tell you that Iraq had nothing to do with the popular upheaval now gripping the country, and not just because they opposed the American invasion of their Arab neighbor.”(Chibli Mallat, quoted in the piece, is NOT a leader of the [...]
Bill Cosby’s Not Funny“Your new book is a rhetorical screed against Bill Cosby, and the title alone is not exactly subtle: ”Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?”When a comedian throws a pie in the face of a powerful person, it’s funny. When he throws a pie in the [...]
Will Bush find those demonstrations cute? Will he also attribute those events to his election and to his bloody wars? Will he speak with a smiling face about the demonstrators? Will his State Department hail and cheer those demonstrations? Will his government declare those events as part of the “tide of democracy” sweeping the Middle [...]
No. I did not ask for a…human finger in my chili.