Archive for May, 2005

greens crossing greens (to Piet Mondrian who lacked green), 1966. Fluorescent light fixtures with green lamps. Dan Flavin. 

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

The reliable Amman correspondent of Al-Quds Al-`Arabi reported about the fate of Iyad `Allawi. He has been out of Iraq since his ouster from the prime ministership. He has been mostly vacationing in Lebanon, perhaps giving tips about “democracy” to the Hummus revolutionaries, and–according to the correspondent, spending a lot of money in Jordan.

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

After the uproar in Lebanon over the tour of polling places by US ambassador, he vehemently denied ever visiting any polling places. Lebanese media produced this picture of him outside of a polling place on election day. He refused to say whether he voted for Hariri. 

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

Urgent. We need your help. “Vatican seeks papal miracle proof” (thanks Marc)

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

“Demolition threat to Palestinian homes”

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

A Palestinian proudly showing the deed to his land in Silwan. 

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

“A new ‘scramble for Africa’ is taking place among the world’s big powers, who are tapping into the continent for its oil and diamonds.”

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

Hummus (il)Logic: Here, right-wing Lebanese sectarian Christian writer Michael Young, who in recent years dropped the Arabic part of his name for some reason, expresses his support for the Lebanese sectarian system, and its fundamental inequities. The Maronites, for example, are the 3rd largest community, but yet they receive more parliamentary seats than Sunnis and […]

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

” ”Since 1967, we have been brutal conquerors, occupiers, suppressing another people,” Yavin comments in the first segment after listening to settlers insist God gave them these lands. ”We simply don’t view the Palestinians as human beings.”” (I agree with that statement, but the date should be “since 1948″ if not earlier)

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

I refuse to allow neo-Nazis in Germany to expropriate New Balance shoes for their “cause.” (thanks Julie)

Posted on May 31, 2005 by As'ad

Cats (rayist percep.[tion] in rose, black, and yellow), 1913. N. Goncharova. 

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

Holding the picture of a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli occupation custody. 

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

This is a report on women’s rights in Lebanon. I am very extremely critical of the standards and methodology of Freedom House, but I fully trust the author. (thanks Zeina)

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

As some of you know, I do consulting on Middle East-related issues for legal firms around the country. In every case as of late, the other side brings up the…Angry Arab News Service. As if I am hiding it, or as if that is not my name and picture on it.

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

“In Rising Numbers, Lawyers Head for Guantánamo Bay”

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

“Here’s how things stood for women in the world Mary was born into, the England of 1759: your property and your children were the property of your husband, divorce was impossible, and if you dared to leave your horrid — or abusive — husband you had to desert your children in the process and become […]

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

Full text. News from “liberated” Afghanistan. Tell the Feminist Majority which supported the war to “free” the women in Afghanistan. “Violence against women and girls in Afghanistan is pervasive, said Amnesty International today launching its latest report “Afghanistan: Women under attack”. “Throughout the country, few women are exempt from violence or safe from the threat […]

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

“Fear and Trembling”

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

Fruits of “liberation”: “The chief of police in Basra admitted yesterday that he had effectively lost control of three-quarters of his officers and that sectarian militias had infiltrated the force and were using their posts to assassinate opponents.”

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad

“Guardian and Human Rights Watch find evidence of abuse by Iranian revolutionaries under US protection”

Posted on May 30, 2005 by As'ad