Archive for January 22, 2008
“Ã¢â‚¬Å“Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year.”
“The siege of Gaza has reached a vicious new intensity. Last Thursday, Israel blocked the delivery of fuel oil supplies to the Strip. The result is that Gaza’s only power station has not functioned since the weekend. Hundred of thousands of homes in the territory have been left without power. Hospitals have been forced to [...]
“What is striking, however, is how the black and white communities live such separate lives that they do not even share the same electoral calendar for the primary contests. Separate lunch counters for blacks and whites and other aspects of institutionalised racism may have been banned decades ago, but here in the South, more subtle [...]
“[H]e uses nouns as verbs and verbs as nouns, puns on etymologies, and even plays with spelling, all in an effort to jar the reader out of conventional ways of reading and thinking.”
Washington, DC today is colder than Amsterdam and Berlin last week. Let us face it: California has the best weather in the world.
A major Saudi propagandist (and a former spokesperson of Saudi ambassador in US) and editor of Al-Watan newspaper (a mouthpiece of Prince Khalid Al-Faysal) brags that he was a friend of Bin Laden.
“The Egyptian security forces fought off the protestors, beating them and using dogs and water hoses to push them back.” (thanks Electronic Ali)
The new AlJazeera. Cairo’s Bureau chief, Husayn `Abdul-Ghani, is a courageous reporter who has been harassed by the Egyptian government. But today, AlJazeera relied on a different guy to cover the oppression of Egyptian police at Gaza crossing. He basically propagandized on behalf of the Egyptian government.
“Assali’s family say they try to keep someone at his bedside at all times in case the power cuts out. His eight brothers and sisters and even his cousins help out. “I’m giving him some oxygen,” said his 13-year-old brother Udai as he squeezed the rubber pump in his fist. “I don’t want him to [...]
A tribute to the great Joseph Samahah. (thanks Jamal)