Archive for April 5, 2005
The Companions of Fear, 1942. RenÃƒÂ© Magritte.
“Israel wants U.S. funds to assist Gaza pullout”
“CIA interrogations may have played a role in the deaths of several detainees in Iraq, as Bush administration lawyers were advocating an aggressive interrogation policy that critics say led to torture.”
“Illegal Immigrants Are Bolstering Social Security With Billions”
Al Gore is starting a TV network. If it is going to be as exciting and interesting as he is, I am dozing off as we speak.
Israeli occupation forces arresting members of the Palestinian police in Hebron. Palestinian puppet president Abu Mazin will not dare say a word. He is busy counting the millions sent to his corrupt government by US.
A million people demonstrated in Sudan against UN and US. But this will not be covered in the New York Times, and Hassan Fattah will not be dispatched to Khartum to produce his typical anthology of errors. (Having said that, I am in favor of putting the war criminals of the Sudanese government on trial).
So the new Arab Development Report is out. Notice that the Washington Post hides the criticisms of the US in the text. The headline reflects what they wish to highlight. The UN insisted that they print a note of dissociation, which they had not insisted on before, when criticisms of US were muted. The Bush [...]
This is Zionism: an obsession with the demographic trends of the Palestinian population. ” The Arab population is expected to reach 2.3 million, or 25 percent, of Israel’s population in 2025, compared to 19 percent, or 1.2 million, today. The Arab population will increase at a rate of 45,000 per year, a growth rate of [...]
There is a new hit show on US-funded Iraqi TV: It is called “Terrorism in the Hand of Justice.” Some people in Iraq (according to the Arabic press) are concerned that some of the people featured had been tortured. But who cares? Bush is spreading “freedom” as we speak.
So What Are the People of Cairo Watching? According to a recent survey of the greater Cairo area, 68 % viewers are watching news channels. Al-Jazeera is watched by 88 % of viewers, followed by AlArabiyya (35.1 %), followed by Nile News (8.9 %), followed by CNN (6.6 %), followed by Al-Hurra TV (4.6 %), [...]
My dear friend Joseph Massad has responded to the Columbia University report. Joseph (unlike Edward Said and Hisham Sharabi) speaks out on behalf of the Palestinians without having tenure. This is intellectual courage.
This according to MS Magazine (but not to me) is what feminism is about: “Tamil Nadu has always been progressive regarding women, electing the first female chief minister (a state chief minister holds the power of a U.S. state governor). It boasts the first womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s university, first womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s engineering college, first female-staffed police station, first [...]
The complications of life. I was reading the new royal decree from the Saudi King of Jordan. And I read that Rania Atallah is now in charge of foreign media relations for the King. Rania was one of my dearest and closest friends when I lived in Washington, DC. This is like receiving an email [...]
For those who care, I will be on Flashpoint this afternoon (5:00PM Pacific Time). I taped it earlier. (I was not good).