July 30, 2010
Caught off guard by the collapse of the Soviet Union, Washington’s consensus policymakers drew no meaningful lessons from it. Quite the opposite, successive American administrations would blindly head down the very path that had led the Soviets to ruin. They … Continue reading
Approximately 1,500 Israeli police came at 5:30 in the morning and evacuated everyone from their beds,” Ranaan said. “They brought tear gas and water cannons, but didn’t use them. There was a handful of Israeli peace activists who had come … Continue reading
Every year without knowing it I have passed the day When the last fires will wave to me And the silence will set out Tireless traveler Like the beam of a lightless star Then I will no longer Find myself … Continue reading
worst plane crash ever in pakistan. Anguished relatives sought the remains of loved ones killed in Pakistan’s worst-ever plane crash, some grieving at a hospital collecting bodies Thursday and others joining the recovery effort at the hillside crash site laden … Continue reading
LOVE HIM, LOVE HIM, LOVE HIM! every word he says is beautiful and true. Riveting talk by anthropologist Wade Davis about the “worldwide web of belief and ritual.” Davis is such passionate advocate for all cultures, maintaining that no culture … Continue reading
we support egypt’s oppressive regime to the tune of 2 billion dollars every year. how dare we talk about democracy and freedom.
La Rage (The Rage) by French female rap artist Keny Arkana. Released in 2006. La Rage refers to global politics and the 2005 riots in the banlieues (ghettos) of Paris which spread to other cities in France.
just lovely. The church, which was founded in 1986, has long been controversial in Gainesville. The Koran-burning protest is just the latest in a string of high-profile “protests on other issues, such as homosexuality, same-sex marriage, and abortion,” Religion News … Continue reading
Published in Guernica, July 2010 (thx Majid) No one has described the victims’ experience more astutely or intransigently than Jean Améry—writer, résistant, Jew—who was captured by the Gestapo in 1943 and survived (or, as he insisted, did not really survive) … Continue reading
The [following] clip by Sebastian Walker is the best feature report produced by Al Jazeera on Haiti so far and needs to be watched by everyone, no matter how much they think they already know. Of particular interest is Walker’s … Continue reading
Zeus to Prometheus: You have given man fire (technology), but without the gifts of justice and reverence, it shall destroy him.
the pakistani army has suffered historically high casualties in the service of the “war on terror”, u.s. drone attacks killed 900 pakistani civilians last year, some 5 million pakistanis have been displaced on account of army actions against the taliban … Continue reading
Israel is poised to become the largest defence supplier to India, a position currently held by Russia. Israel also trains Indian special forces, which are then deployed in the troubled region of Kashmir and in India’s north-east areas. Full article.
Right now, in the context of the war on terror, we are facing a barrage of claims about the supremacy of Western values. This is leading to a resurgence of white supremacy, and the banner of the superiority of Western … Continue reading