just before sunset – me and my man, florida keys, feb 2011.
February 25, 2011
February 25, 2011
just before sunset – me and my man, florida keys, feb 2011.
so disgusting. these clowns (hillary, biden, obama et al) r supposed to work for us. that’s what they get paid for. this is unacceptable.
horrible situation in bahrain. pls share.
Republicans are pushing a “Resolution of Disapproval” that would strip the FCC of its authority to protect our right to free speech online. If it passes, the FCC would not just be barred from enforcing its already weak Net Neutrality … Continue reading
In Wisconsin, demonstrators have invoked the mass uprising by workers in the Arab world, comparing Madison to Cairo and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to Hosni Mubarak. In New York City, students protesting against school closures have chanted, “New York is … Continue reading
Protesters across the country are calling for president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 32 years in power, in a movement that has now entered its eighth day in Yemen. Tens of thousands of demonstrators turned out in the … Continue reading
Thousands of anti-government protesters seeking to oust longtime leader Muammar Gaddafi have taken to the streets of Libya’s city of Benghazi, a day after “day of rage” demonstrations led to fatal skirmishes with the security forces. Tight controls on media … Continue reading
Troops and tanks have locked down Manama, the Bahraini capital, and a ban has been announced on public gatherings as pro-reform supporters bury their dead, a day after a violent security crackdown. Riot police using clubs and tear gas broke … Continue reading
love love love!
what i found most interesting in christine poggi’s “futurist velocities” is the exploration of the contradictions inherent in futurism. on the one hand, this movement signified a break from the past and an embrace of modernity. its fascination with speed, … Continue reading
wow! On February 15, an estimated 15,000 citizens, including union and non-union workers, surrounded the state capitol to express opposition to Republican Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip the state’s 175,000 public employees of almost all of their collective bargaining … Continue reading
obama called lara logan to check on her after she was groped. maybe he should also call the millions of women who have been killed, harassed, abused, terrorized, maimed, rendered homeless or childless by his CONTINUING and ESCALATED wars. or … Continue reading
This isn’t about Islamism, it’s about regional alliances. Whether it’s the Muslim Brothers or the Communist Party or the Green Party of Egypt who takes over after Mubarak, we can be certain that the new regime will be less of … Continue reading
On Jan 26, 2011, Mohammad Faheem and Faizan Haider were shot by Raymond Davis, an American contractor in Lahore, Pakistan. In an ensuing effort to flee the scene of the crime, an American consular car ran over Ibad-ur-Rehman, a pedestrian … Continue reading
The Senate voted 86-12 to extend the Patriot Act for three months. “Contrary to rhetoric on Capitol Hill, the Patriot Act is first and foremost a weapon to bludgeon whistleblowers and political dissidents. Indeed, it has been singularly crafted for … Continue reading
Saturday, March 19, 2011, the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, will be an international day of action against the war machine. Be there!!! March 19 is the 8th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Iraq. Iraq today remains … Continue reading
On June 28-29 1996 an estimated 1200 prisoners were killed in Abu Saleem prison, in Libya. The protests in Libya have already started, two days before their scheduled date of February 17, after Abu Saleem families’ advocate and lawyer Fathi … Continue reading
Our Moroccan friends are demonstrating on February 20th to be heard. Please spread this information. Long live the people and long live freedom.
The demonstration by an estimated million women across Italy Sunday points to a continuing denial of fair opportunities for women at work. The protest demonstrations, in 280 cities in Italy and 28 cities abroad, were called to demand action against … Continue reading
Number of Americans who died worldwide in terrorist attacks last year: 8. Minimum number who died after being struck by lightning: 29. (Harper’s Index). of course we should also talk about how “preventing” terrorist attacks (when u are much more … Continue reading
an u imagine what would happen if a pakistani citizen shot two americans in nyc and a third american was run over by a pakistani consular car in an ensuing effort to leave the scene of the crime?
Davis may have been involved in some kind of covert US program to actually finance or orchestrate some of the bombings that have been rocking, and destabilizing Pakistan. (Certainly that could explain the stop at the ATM for a bundle … Continue reading
Look at something which you have seen which is actually marvellously beautiful: a statue, a poem, a lily in the pond, or a well-kept lawn. And when you see such a piece of beauty – no, no, when you see … Continue reading
I can’t say what seems to me the worst of Mohammad Mukheir’s ordeal. Whether the torture by the soldiers, or the harsh discovery that his parents cannot protect him. And their almighty image, smashed to smithereens. Or was it the … Continue reading
made chicken biryani for valentine’s day, along with a simple salad with a homemade vinaigrette. wegmans famous fruit tart for dessert.
The tumult in a region normally kept tranquil under the heavy-handed security of conservative Gulf regimes underscored the widening reverberations of new pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. Full article.
Mallouhi, a student from Homs, was summoned for interrogation last December and immediately detained. Her computer, CDs, books and other belongings were confiscated. Her blog was known for its poetry, social commentary and passionate focus on Palestinian issues. Full article.
seurat was incredibly prescient in how he assessed modern life. the alienation, anonymity and psychological stresses associated with urban living r now well-established. he also grasped the drudgery of assembly-line/factory work. as the week became timed and work and leisure … Continue reading
la berceuse by vincent van gogh, 1889: vincent van gogh and georges seurat r often seen as polar opposites: van gogh a passionate dutchman most at home in the countryside and seurat the quintessential frenchman – urban, cerebral, dispassionate. however, … Continue reading
Comrade poets, taking into account the latest trends in poetry, I want to ask: (It’s urgent to me!) What sort of adjectives should we use to write a poem about a ship, without sounding sentimental, failing to be revolutionary, or … Continue reading
tariq ali on the egyptian revolution: this is a movement for national independence, to end colonialism, and for democracy. not like the manufactured uprisings in eastern europe in 1989. more comparable to 1848 when a wave of uprisings against the … Continue reading
Sorrows are the rags of old clothes and jackets that serve to cover, and then are taken off. That undressing, and the beautiful naked body underneath, is the sweetness that comes after grief.
the arab world is on the move. things r happening and will continue to happen. check it out.
YES!!! Algerian security forces and pro-democracy protesters are clashing, as demonstrations got underway in the capital Algiers on Saturday. At least 2,000 protestors were able to overcome a security cordon enforced around the capital’s May First Square, joining other demonstrators … Continue reading
sounds familiar: Inspired by the Egyptian uprising which toppled Hosni Mubarak, protesters chanted “After Mubarak, it’s Ali’s turn” and “A Yemeni revolution after the Egyptian revolution.” Eyeing protests elsewhere in the Middle East, Saleh, in power since 1978, last week … Continue reading
gotta love the people of egypt. check out pictures here.
The uprising in Egypt has discredited every Western media stereotype about the Arabs. The courage, determination, eloquence and grace of those in Liberation Square contrast with “our” specious fear-mongering with its al-Qaeda and Iran bogeys and iron-clad assumptions, bereft of … Continue reading
Israel’s leadership has believed that security is a function of alliances with the West and military force in the region. They have never sought any meaningful compromises with their neighbors. Their only “friends” in the region are dictators who cooperate … Continue reading
It takes one, just one And then one follows the other one And then another follows another one Next thing you know you got a billion People doing some wonderful things People doing some powerful things Let’s change and do … Continue reading
celebrating a new beginning with our sisters and brothers in egypt.
pls don’t minimize the egyptian revolution. try to mobilize 20 million people to come out in the streets for 18 days and remove a cruel and powerful tyrant from office peacefully, then tell me about it. i’m so tired of … Continue reading
today, feb 11th 2011, egypt is free! i promised a friend i would put a red flower in my hair when that happened. here it is.
love tariq ali.
“This corrupt government was behind 90 percent of the problems between Egypt’s Christian and Muslim communities, which had coexisted in harmony for hundreds of years,” agreed Rageb. Boutros said “This uprising won’t only bring freedom to Egypt; it will also … Continue reading
t’s remarkable how self-righteously our political and media class can proclaim sympathy with the heroic [Egyptian] populace, and such scorn for their dictator, without really reconciling our national responsibility for Mubarak’s reign of terror. Full article.
It is not a revolution, not in the literal sense of the term, not a way of standing up and straightening things out. It is the insurrection of men [and women] who with bare hands want to lift the fearful … Continue reading
liberation square” at liberty pole in downtown rochester, where people gathered on feb 9th to show their solidarity with the people of egypt and tunisia. way cool.
meet wael ghonim, one of the young people behind the egyptian revolution.