Archive for September 23, 2007
“For the first time since a demonstration in 1990, a group of Saudi women is campaigning for the right to drive in this conservative kingdom, the only country in the world that prohibits female drivers.”
” A Pentagon group has encouraged some U.S. military snipers in Iraq to target suspected insurgents by scattering pieces of “bait,” such as detonation cords, plastic explosives and ammunition, and then killing Iraqis who pick up the items, according to military court documents.”
Bush’s reforms intensify in Jordan. The Jordanian government has just announced that its censorship will extend to all websites. The US government will tomorrow hail the step as a necessary measure to fit into the Bush’s Doctrine.
Very casually, Israeli academics call for the punishment of Palestinian civilians. Very casually, Israeli academics have served as tools of the occupation. Very casually, Israeli academics accept the racist premise of Zionism. (thanks Saree)
The Arab (dirty) oil media are now rehabilitating the corrupt and incompetent King Faruq.
Conspiracy? What conspiracy? “A first group of 35 Palestinians who were forced to flee Iraq arrived Friday in Brazil where they will receive government and UN assistance to build their new lives, officials said.” Brazil? Could they not find a less far from Palestine?
“An increasing number of Palestinian families in Gaza are unable to offer their children more than one meager meal a day, often little more than rice and boiled lentils. Fresh fruit and vegetables are beyond the reach of many families. Meat and chicken are impossibly expensive. Gaza faces the rich waters of the Mediterranean, but [...]
“Official insists Israeli arrested in Beirut wasn’t working for gov’t”. And as you know, you can always believe Israeli denials in such matters. As is well-known, Israeli government does not lie in such cases. As is well-known, Israel even denied that the Egyptian ring (the famous Lavon Affair) was working on behalf of the Israeli [...]
“Private security chiefs warned that growing tensions between Iraqis and American armed bodyguards could descend into a disastrous “shoot-out” four months before an American firm was suspended this week following a fierce gun battle that left 11 locals dead. A confidential memo sent to more than 200 private security companies (PSCs) in Iraq last May [...]
“Do you think feminism has been disfigured by consumerism? To certain women out there, feminism seems to mean buying what you want instead of being what you want. Young women live these contradictions and everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s down on them because their skirts are too short. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t blame them if sometimes they just want to go [...]
“It has become impossible to bear the spectacle of the Palestinian leader’s jolly visits in Jerusalem, bussing the cheek of the wife of the very prime minister who is meanwhile threatening to blockade a million and a half of his people, condemning them to darkness and hunger. If Abu Mazen were a genuine national leader [...]
“Rudy was going to have to think fast to keep up with that. He kept it simple, selling himself as the Gotham crime fighter, Ã¢â‚¬Å“because, after all, if you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a reasonable degree of safety, you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t exercise your other rights: the right of free speech … even your right to bear arms is [...]
Attacks in Iraq (notice that US media only focus on attacks on civilians). (thanks Amer)
Alexander Cockburn at this best: “The Chicago Boys laid waste the southern cone of Latin America in the name of unfettered private enterprise, but 125 years earlier a million Irish peasants starved to death while Irish grain was exported onto ships flying the flag of economic liberalism. Klein writes about “the bloody birth of counter-revolution” [...]