Archive for May 30, 2005
Cats (rayist percep.[tion] in rose, black, and yellow), 1913. N. Goncharova.
Holding the picture of a Palestinian prisoner in Israeli occupation custody.
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)
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.
“In Rising Numbers, Lawyers Head for GuantÃƒÂ¡namo Bay”
“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 [...]
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 [...]
“Fear and Trembling”
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.”
“Guardian and Human Rights Watch find evidence of abuse by Iranian revolutionaries under US protection”
“Uzbekistan has shown former Soviet states that the west tolerates the repression of peaceful protest in return for oil”
Bono’s political advocacy is bothering me. There is no world leader or dictator or war enthusiast that he does not like “on a personal level.” And does he play one musical instrument?
“Claims of abuse at Guantanamo are revealed” (When asked about that, Bush said: “But Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East”)
“U.S. Forces Mistakenly Arrest Sunni Leader”. The man was a member (and one-time president) of the now-defunct puppet governing council. But don’t jump to conclusions. The US military explained what happened, and the explanation eased my mind, and should ease yours. Apparently, the Sunni-terrorist-detector device used by the US military malfunctioned. That is all. Go [...]