Archive for September 15, 2008
You don’t read this in the US press: Comrade Khalid on the crisis of capitalism.
“Some residents say the self-styled “modesty squads” are spreading terror among those seen as straying from the strict moral code demanded of the ultra-Orthodox in the more conservative neighbourhoods of the Holy City.”
My brother, Maher, who lives in Plantation, Florida told me that the Miami Herald distributed a free DVD yesterday: it was a piece of Zionist propaganda filled with anti-Islam venom featuring the usual suspects, including B. Gabriel and Bernard Lewis.
From my hometown newspaper: Letter to the Editor. “My wife, our child and I bought a house in Modesto at the onset of the Iraq war and lived there for two years. We returned to San Francisco as soon as we could. After reading some of the right-wing and hateful letters to the editor in [...]
“Liberation” Park. “The Iraqi government opened this community of 150 trailer homes in late July to house widows and their children. Like many of the women here, Noria stayed with her parents after her husband died. But after a year with more than 25 people in one house, she and her children had worn out [...]
“The U.S. military has been advising and equipping the Georgian military for some time. I saw Georgian soldiers over in Iraq and they appeared competent enough. The American officers I talked to who worked alongside them there held them in high regard. So what, if anything, does the Georgian military performance say about the training [...]
Dispatch from Lebanon. Nader sent me this from Lebanon: “I’m headed back to Ohio tomorrow, but before I leave, I thought I’d share a few more quick comments with you. 1. In any casual conversation with LF activists and supporters, you’d be amazed at the muslim-hating piffle (I learned that word from Christopher Hitchens) they [...]
“Pakistani troops fired at US military helicopters forcing them to turn back to Afghanistan after they crossed into Pakistani territory, according to Pakistani security officials.”
So Walid Jumblat officially made up with Hizbullah today. Does that mean that neo-cons will no more be praising him?
Race Zionism: “Veteran Israelis gradually transfer children from local school following influx of students from immigrant families. ‘This isn’t about discrimination, there are some really sweet children amongst them, but the teachers can’t handle the violence Ã¢â‚¬â€œ enough is enough,’ says concerned mother.” (thanks Seham)
This is Zionism: “Arab citizens in need of welfare services receive less than half the budget earmarked for Jewish citizens, a new report by the Adva Center for Information on Equality and Social Justice claims.”
“Israel’s shelling of the Gaza village of Beit Hanoun in November 2006 that killed 19 Palestinian civilians may constitute a war crime and the victims should receive compensation, a UN report said Monday.” But since the victims did not own private jets like Rafiq Hariri, the UN Security Council will not deal with the matter.
“According to B’TselemÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s figures, on 31 August 2008, Israel was holding 13 Palestinian minors, two of them girls, in prolonged administrative detention in Israel, in breach of law. At the end of June 2008, 730 Palestinians were being held in administrative detention in Israel.”
“For years, Israeli authorities have both barred Palestinian access to rings of land surrounding settlements, and have not acted to eliminate settlersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ piratical closing of lands adjacent to settlements and blocking of Palestinian access to them.”
“Palestinian residents of the West Bank village of Awarta claimed Sunday that settlers from nearby Yitzhar set fire to hundreds of their olive trees, causing massive damage to the livelihood of many of the villagers.” (thanks Olivia)
“Despite reservations in Washington regarding a possible Israeli strike on Iran, the American administration will supply Israel with sophisticated weapons for heavily fortified targets, the U.S. administration announced.”
“An American bombing that killed up to 90 Afghan civilians last month was based on false information provided by a rival tribe and did not kill a single Taliban fighter, the president’s spokesman said Sunday.”