Archive for May 6, 2005
Nocturne: Blue and Silver – Cremorne Lights, 1872. Whistler.
Israeli occupation soldiers dragging peace activists.
How Nice, How Humane: “U.S. Tells U.N. It Remains Opposed to Torture, Abuse”
The Washington Post has finally taken note: “Persistent Violence Plagues Iraq”
Dictatorships that you like: “Kazakhstan has ordered the closure of one of the Central Asian state’s few newspapers that criticize President Nursultan A. Nazarbayev.”
The work of the right-wing opposition of Lebanon: the other (essential) side of the Hummus Revolution. Tents where poor Syrian workers live in Al-Muhammarah near the Nahr Al-Barid, were set on fire. 15 tents with their contents were destroyed. The poor workers could not save any of their belongings. Supporters of Lebanese “freedom” declared the [...]
News from “liberated” Afghanistan: “More than 300 women took to the streets of Kabul on Thursday to protest growing violence against them and demand that the Karzai government take action against those responsible for the recent deaths of five women. “Why is the government so quiet about the death of our sisters in the last [...]
Where I get my 1% of my supply of entertainment: I really enjoy it when Thomas Friedman tries to sound profound. Listen to him: “But my own research has taught me that the most important thing you can learn in this era of heightened global competition is how to learn.” First, RESEARCH??? Friedman does research? [...]
“Vanity and boredom fuel Iran’s nose job boom”
The Books Burners of the Islamic University of Al-Azhar just banned 5 books because they are critical of Wahhabiyyah.
I should retitle my site, NOT the New York Times: US media love to jump on the bandwagon (I do not know which band and which wagon, but let us go along with an American cliche here) whenever groups and organizations launch economic or cultural boycott of Israel. They find that to be very uncivilized [...]
Reform, by Arab Regimes: The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia met today with the Egyptian president. The joint statement stressed that they both agreed that reform should not be imposed from the outside, and that it should emanate from inside, and according to the specifics of each country separately. I will translate for you. It [...]
The Real Face of Arab Liberalism: There are tons of Arab media now available on the web. But I always like to receive a hard copy of an Arab magazine, and in the Arab world we really do not have “magazines” per se, the Hawadith of the 1960s and 1960s was the exception. Al-Hawadith ended [...]