Archive for April 14, 2005
St. Petersburg. The Summer Gardens in Winter, 1929. Anna Ostroumova-Lebedeva.
Eternal Foreign Occupation in Afghanistan.
“Shareholders of heavy equipment maker Caterpillar this week rejected a proposal that called on the company to examine the sale of its bulldozers to Israel due to their use in the demolition of Palestinian homes.”
“The British government formally protested to Israel after the army officer who opened fire when the film-maker James Miller was shot dead in Gaza two years ago was acquitted of disciplinary charges.”
“Murderers executed by lethal injection suffered excruciating pain because they were not properly anaesthetised.”
“An Assembly of Ghosts” (by Eric Hobsbawm)
Interesting account of his meeting with Fouad Ajami. (thanks Muhamad)
“I call President Bush the Christopher Columbus ofpolitical liberty in the Arab World.” Guess who said that?
I cannot believe Robert Fisk: he is a different man when he writes about Hariri. Listen to him: “Hariri started to rebuild Beirut. It will be his new Beirut which will host next week’s brave festivities…” Hariri did not “rebuild” Beirut. Beirut was rebuilt by poor Syrian construction workers, and future generation of Lebanese who [...]
“U.S. jailers at Guantanamo Bay beat a Bosnian detainee so badly he suffered facial paralysis and stuffed the man’s head in a toilet, repeatedly flushing it until he nearly drowned.”
“The former CIA operative accused of a beating an Afghan prisoner who died in custody wants to subpoena the U.S. attorney general and the former head of the CIA to prove he acted under the authority of the federal government”
“Let them eat bombs: The doubling of child malnutrition in Iraq is baffling”