Archive for July, 2007

Correction. While Mr. Bush has been insisting that the US has been “making progress” in Iraq, it was revealed tonight by Dick Cheney on CNN that in fact the US has been making “significant progress” in Iraq.

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

Even a Zionist fanatic is conceding this point: “Last week the Knesset passed in preliminary reading a law that would require the Jewish National Fund (JNF) to allocate land that it owns only to Jews. Presumably this means that Jews who are not citizens of Israel would qualify, but Israel’s Arab citizens would be barred […]

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“New report documents past quarter century of Israeli attacks on Lebanese civilians”

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“Bulgarian intel chief: Mossad helped free nurses from Libya”

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

I came across this the other day: “Free competition is the relation of capital to itself as another capital, i.e. it is the real behavior of capital as such…It is not individuals but capital that establishes itself freely in free competition.” Karl Marx, The Grundrisse, (London: Harper and Row, 1971), p. 129.

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“Compare and contrast. Here is a quote from Condoleezza Rice from almost exactly a year ago”

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

Corruption of PA in numbers.

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

This guy misses the era of the crusades, real bad.

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“The Jerusalem District Prosecutor’s Office decided Tuesday not to indict Border Police officers suspected of being responsible for the January death of 10-year-old Abir Aramin from the West Bank village of Anata near Jerusalem.” (thanks Rashid)

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

The work of Hariri Inc: Al-Qa`idah in Lebanon.

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

On the sectarian festival in Matn by Khalid Saghiyyah

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“When it comes to wages, men ask for more and women end up paying for asking, according to a study published out of Carnegie Mellon University. The study confirms that women still are paid less than men, and they negotiate salary offers less often than men. The study also found that women more often are […]

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

Iraqi-Communist-Party-for-Bush news: “Iraq’s Oil Ministry has directed all its agencies and departments not to deal with the country’s oil unions. The unions and Iraq’s government, especially the prime minister and oil minister, have been at odds for months now over working conditions and the draft oil law.” (thanks S.)

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“Israel has come out in support of a multi-billion dollar U.S. arms deal to Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries. I can’t remember the last time Israel supported a deal like this. Probably because it never has.” (thanks Amer)

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“Cockerham and his wife, Melissa, 40, were arrested in San Antonio on July 22, and Cockerham’s sister, Carolyn Blake, 44, was arrested in Dallas on July 24. John Cockerham is charged with bribery, and all three are accused of conspiracy to launder about $15 million in bribe payments Cockerham allegedly took from at least eight […]

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“A British resident who was seized by the CIA, transported on an “extraordinary rendition” flight and held at a U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, sharply criticized U.S. and British officials in an interview published on Sunday. Bisher al-Rawi, who moved to England as a teenager after fleeing Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, reportedly had served […]

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“Iran and the US are two of only eight countries that have not joined the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw).” (thanks May)

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

Sexism that Western media don’t notice for some reason: “Rabbi Ovadia: ‘Women should stick to cooking, sewing’” (thanks Laleh)

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“The four men in traditional Arab garb didn’t attract the attention of Ahmed Khalil, 27, when he drew near his farm not far from the town of Beit Hanun in northern Gaza. They looked like the vegetable merchants who usually come to buy produce in the early hours of the day. But as soon as […]

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad

“A US court has ruled that it has no jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit accusing Dubai’s ruler of enslaving thousands of children to be camel jockeys.” (thanks Zacharia)

Posted on July 31, 2007 by As'ad