Archive for May 31, 2005
greens crossing greens (to Piet Mondrian who lacked green), 1966. Fluorescent light fixtures with green lamps. Dan Flavin.
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.
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.
Urgent. We need your help. “Vatican seeks papal miracle proof” (thanks Marc)
“Demolition threat to Palestinian homes”
A Palestinian proudly showing the deed to his land in Silwan.
“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.”
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 [...]
” ”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)
I refuse to allow neo-Nazis in Germany to expropriate New Balance shoes for their “cause.” (thanks Julie)