August 30, 2011
August 30, 2011
Write down! I am an Arab And my identity card number is fifty thousand I have eight children And the ninth will come after a summer Will you be angry? Write down! I am an Arab Employed with fellow workers … Continue reading
The Obama administration and federal banking regulators are pressuring Attorney General Schneiderman to back down and accept a settlement with the major mortgage firms that would impose no criminal penalties for breaking the law. More here.
the construction of the other begins with the deconstruction of a human. (kat rodriguez, derechos humanos)
It is difficult not to see the assassination of Ghassan Kanafani as yet another attempt to obliterate the Palestinian narrative, to make true the claim, made by the Israeli politician Yigal Allon after 1967, that Palestinians no longer exist, for … Continue reading
august 21, 2001: peace vigil organized by rochester peace groups at east and goodman. many who participated have been protesting at this spot every week, for the past 5 years. bravo.
just read ghassan kanafani’s brilliant short story “letter from gaza”. was incredibly moved by it – on many different levels. here is john berger reading “letter from gaza.” pls listen.
We are addicted to war because we are addicted to a materialist way of life, which requires obedience to an infrastructure of imperialism that enables business as usual. That it is totally unsustainable is only now being realized. … First, … Continue reading
how beautiful and brilliant is she?
The Truth About the Situation in Libya … Luis Rumbaut – NATO’s Rebel Forces The fighting is not over in Tripoli, but the scramble to secure access to Libya’s oil wealth has begun… Western nations, especially the NATO countries that … Continue reading
The belief that citizens had to pay for the mistakes of a financial monopoly, that an entire nation must be taxed to pay off private debts was shattered, transforming the relationship between citizens and their political institutions and eventually driving … Continue reading
lance cpl. kristi baker on jan 31, a photograph by rita leistner, an “embedded” photographer who took pictures from the heroic standpoint of the troops. i see something else. i see the offensive, condescending, violent and surreal face of occupation. … Continue reading
from emma rosenthal: “love that ghaddafi is going down, but i don’t trust ANYTHING with u.s./cia and nato fingerprints on it.”
aug 19, 2011: the red wings played lehigh. we won! super fun night!
read an excerpt from sadegh hedayat’s “the blind owl” – it’s considered to be one of the classics of iranian (nay human) literature. it’s dark, poetic, layered, circular, intense, nightmarish – full of symbolism and human psychology. hedayat was one … Continue reading
The most shocking thing I learned from my research was the extent to which poverty has been criminalized in America. Perhaps the constant suspicions of drug use and theft that I encountered in low-wage workplaces should have alerted me to … Continue reading
is this ad racist or what?
There has been no claim of responsibility and the only proof that PRC is behind these terror attacks comes from Israeli government officials who do not cite any specific or verifiable source. The PRC very well might be behind these … Continue reading
husband and wife keith calhoun and chandra mccormick r renowned for capturing different aspects of new orleans culture thru photography. their traveling exhibition is called “right to return” – the parallels with palestinian dispossession and exile r profound. more here.
my son playing football (in the democrat and chronicle). check out 5th picture in gallery.
I shall not cease to feed this pen, but still, Keep record of what things pass through the soul, Still gather means for love to work its will, Keep green this age round which blank deserts roll. Though these days’ … Continue reading
lakshmi chaudhry argues that women have come a long way since the lovelorn vulnerability of marilyn monroe and princess diana. now we have the “skank posse” (paris, britney, lindsay) rich and powerful women who r unapologetic about their sexual appetites/need … Continue reading
“We have now done 12 separate studies measuring empathy in every way imaginable, social behaviour in every way, and some work on compassion and it’s the same story. Lower class people just show more empathy, more pro-social behaviour, more compassion, … Continue reading
In Pakistan the contrast between rulers and ruled is so stark that there is nothing to protect the weak majority from the powerful and rich minority. Progress, to be meaningful, has to be in the interests of the collective as … Continue reading
unpacking of israeli textbooks by an israeli professor. brilliant. pls watch.
support peace not apartheid – pledge solidarity with the oppressed people of the world.
august 14, 2011: happy birthday pakistan!
Those who want to see law and order restored must turn their attention to a menace that no amount of riot police will disperse; a social and political order that rewards vandalism and the looting of public property, so long … Continue reading
invaluable activist and human being, patrick mac manus kept struggling for justice until the v end. here is his blog.
was introduced to erró, one of iceland’s most remarkable artists, at the reykjavik museum of art. the museum was built in order to house the work that he has generously donated. his collages, paintings and sculptures r not only beautiful … Continue reading
From Aljazeera: The richest 1% of US Americans earn nearly a quarter of the country’s income and control an astonishing 40% of its wealth. Inequality in the US is more extreme than it’s been in almost a century.
The natural beauty of Kashmir may be unrivalled, but it is a place littered with checkpoints and graveyards – Kashmir in pictures from Al Jazeera.
Al-Jazeera launched a special human rights spotlight on Jammu & Kashmir called “Kashmir: The Forgotten Conflict”. It’s an apt description given the difficulty human rights organizations have faced in highlighting the abuses that have occurred in the past 2 decades, … Continue reading
Tens of thousands of Israelis in nine cities pour onto the streets, demanding Israeli PM Bibi Netanyahu resign.
For anyone who’s an LGBTQ Muslim, I want them to understand the Quran’s promise is for all of humankind for all of human time. Our society was very different 1,500 years ago. Human conditions remain the same, but the way … Continue reading
most of us r ashamed of our poverty, as if it were our own fault. i too was ashamed of my poverty for yrs, right up until i became a writer. upon beginning my work as a writer, i finally … Continue reading
My country: goats on the Ankara plain: the sheen of blond, silky, long furs. The fat plump hazelnuts of Giresun. The fragrant red-cheeked apples of Amasya, olive fig melon and of all colours bunches and bunches of grapes and then … Continue reading
August 11, 2011
reykjavik haircut: lovely stylist two minutes away from our hotel, 70 bucks and feeling much lighter now.
August 10, 2011
on glacier mýrdalsjökull, which is about 5000 ft high and 230 sq miles, with my husband and our guide ingi (center). the glacier is pretty close to eyjafjallajökull, the volcano that erupted last year and disrupted air travel all over … Continue reading
at the gym.
check out this new doc: “12th and Delaware” offers a unique inside look at the struggle between an abortion clinic and an anti-abortion pregnancy care center.
The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Norwegian Muslish Gunman’s Islam-Esque Atrocity www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive
have started reading “tablet and pen” an impressive collection of literary works from the middle east. pakistani literature is included in this anthology, altho pakistan is NOT in the middle east. the editor, reza aslan, explains how it’s still part … Continue reading
saw “the fighter” last night. full of energy, sometimes to the level of camp. christian bale is totally out there, channeling the crack-addicted dicky eklund. mark wahlberg provides a nice counterpoint to his frenetic restlessness. melissa leo is their mother … Continue reading