Archive for March 12, 2009
The fellow who hurled shoes at Bush received a three-year prison sentence, while US occupation troops and contractors who killed Iraqi civilians are proudly roaming the streets of Iraq.
Comrade Khaled exposes the empty slogans of the two rival camps in Lebanon.
“Israel‘s 22-day offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip killed 1,434 people, including 960 civilians, 239 police officers and 235 fighters, a Palestinian human rights group said Thursday.” (thanks Olivia)
This understanding was evidently lacking in earlier Arab science initiatives. A testimony to that is the current Arab science landscape; it is sprinkled with relics of the half-hearted projects of the 1970s and 1980s. One instructive example is King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). Established with great fanfare in Riyadh in 1977, the [...]
“January 9, 2004 – After deciding not to renew SAIC’s contract to run the Iraqi Media Network, the Defense Department replaces it with the Harris Corp., a military contractor based in Melbourne, Florida. The company announces, “the Defense Contracting Command-Washington (DCC-W), on behalf of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) currently governing Iraq,” has given it [...]
To Ethan Bronner. I really sincerely want to ask you: are you–as a journalist–not embarrassed or ashamed for putting your name to this crude and vulgar piece of Zionist propaganda? I don’t mean that as a rhetorical question, I am genuinely curious. I mean, with some 30,000 housing units destroyed in Gaza, does not bother [...]
I pointed out on the first day that Freeman would not be appointed. But look at this sentence by the New York Times: “Mr. Freeman had long been critical of Israel, with a bluntness that American officials rarely voice in public about a staunch American ally.” Yes, New York Times: it is only because American [...]
Read this account of a brave Palestinian-Syrian (revolutionary) communist dissident. He died three days ago. You will not hear of him: not in the Arabic or in the Western press because he is not one of those fashionable civil society types. He is still a revolutionary and gives a most honest account about his past [...]
“Gaza’s Hamas rulers issued rare criticism Thursday of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel from the strip, saying now is the wrong time for such attacks.” (thanks Marcy)
Nothing can confirm your atheism like images of Arab rulers in prayer. This is of Bashshar Al-Asad and Qadhdhafi.
Muhammad Dakrub (the historian of the Lebanese Communist Party and author of an excellent book about the history of the Party–it has been reissued lately), offers criticisms of the last report of the Lebanese Communist Party for ignoring culture and media. (thanks Mirvat and Raed)
The story of a man who is known as Khalid Salam (or Muhammad Rashid) should be told some day. This is a man who was nicknamed by Yasir `Arafat as “al-Jasus” (the spy), but `Arafat would allow people he suspected of being spies to get close to him because he thought (foolishly of course) that [...]