Archive for March 7, 2006
The Terrorism Documentary by my dear friend Bassam Haddad is airing today Wednesday on Al-Arabiyya TV at 1:00PM Pacific Time. It will be my first appearance ever on that network. Members of the Saudi royal families are celebrating the occasion. You may watch live (and for free).
Female representations in Arab “parliaments.” Not even the men are represented in Arab “parliaments.” But the royal AND republican ruling families are quite well represented in those empty bodies. Nobody else is represented.
Hariri Left: Ilyas `Atallah (who heads the Democratic Left Movement in Lebanon, which has 5 members, including `Atallah) was talking to LBC-TV. He suggested a “democratic” and “leftist” and “secular” mechanism for “electing” the president of Lebanon. He suggested that a list be prepared for the Maronite Patriarch (oh, yes, `Atallah is a “secularist”) who [...]
Hummus will hit the fan: Sada Al-Balad newspaper in Beirut is reporting that the price of guns has increased several folds in Lebanon.
“The Second Death of Rachel Corrie:Censorship of the Worst Kind”
News from “liberated” Afghanistan: “Afghan women still suffer widespread mistreatment, including rape, murder and forced marriage.”
“The Story of a Syrian worker whose blood spilled over the asphalt of [Lebanese] sovereignty“ (thanks Amer)
“Only one British female in four calls herself feminist”
“Millions of women around the world, including those in the UK and other Western countries, are being denied effective representation because of the low numbers of female politicians, judges and employers, the United Nations has warned.”
“World warned it must do better as 20m face threat of famine in Africa”
“This is your life (if you are a woman)”
“A U.S. soldier who raped a Nigerian woman in Italy was given a lighter sentence because the court deemed his tour of duty in Iraq had made him less sensitive to the suffering of others.””
News from HummusStan: “Child prostitution persists despite laws”
Dick Cheney citing the authority of sectarian war criminal, Walid Jumblat: “One leader in Lebanon said: “When I saw the Iraqi people voting, it was the start of a new Arab world…The Syrian people, the Egyptian people, all say that something is changing. The Berlin Wall has fallen. We can see it.””
Her two children were killed by Isareli occupation forces.
Al-Jazeera had two experts on the Middle East on yesterday, an American and a Russian: One spoke in an imperfect English, and the other spoke in perfect Arabic. Guess which one was the American?
Amy Goodman on AlJazeera: The Mighty Amy Goodman was on Aljazeera’s widely-watched Al-Ittijah Al-Mu`akis. As usual, she was great. She was pitted against Muwaffaq Harb, the political director of Al-Hurra, the official US propaganda TV (or and for Walid Jumblat these days). Goodman was forceful and tough, as she always is, but the simultaneous translation [...]
Happy International Women’s Day. The only official holiday of Angry Arab News Service. Hummus will not be served.
Angry Arab baby not looking angry. (My mother is right: my hair was not as curly.)
The Great Trees, Mariposa Grove, California, 1876. Albert Bierstadt.