By Norman Solomon
Death is always in the news. From local car crashes to catastrophes
in faraway places, deadly events are grist for the media mill. The
coverage is ongoing -- and almost always superficial.
By Shea Drefs, Arizona State University
An unknown naked young woman was spotted riding a bicycle around the Memorial Union Wednesday, police and witnesses said.
Tempe resident Elizabeth Brown, 23, said she was eating outside the MU at about 11 a.m. when she saw the woman riding toward the union.
"She was just wearing a Sun Devils baseball cap and a pair of sneakers," she said.
The woman had "Pro-choice" airbrushed on one leg, "Impeach Bush" on the other and "No oil" on her chest, Brown said.
Conyers, Eleven Other Judiciary Committee Members Challenge Administration's Interpretation of Foreign Investment Law
Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Michigan, 14th District
Ranking Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Dean, Congressional Black Caucus
Contact: Jonathan Godfrey: 202-226-6888
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
MISHAWAKA, Ind.-- President Bush said Thursday that the U.S. must continue fighting in Iraq until Iraqis are trained well enough to fight themselves.
"When a country adopts democracy in their own style, adapting to their own history and own tradition, they become a peaceful nation," Bush said.
Ditmars is the author of the just-released book "Dancing in the No
Fly Zone: A Woman's Journey Through Iraq" and has covered Iraq since
Bob Dole consults for Dubai company
Deal concerns Sen. Elizabeth Dole
Barbara Barrett, Washington Correspondent - Feb. 23, 2006
North Carolina Sen. Elizabeth Dole's husband, former Sen. Bob Dole, has
Support Americans in Iraq and the Gulf Coast—Bring Our Troops Home NOW!
March 19th is the start of year four of the invasion of Iraq and the war on its people. Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace, and hurricane survivors' organizations (SOS, PHRF, Common Ground, United Peace Relief, MS Immigrant Rights Alliance, and others) are organizing a five-day march along Gulf Coast Highway 90 to demand:
Katrina vanden Heuvel, http://www.thenation.com
While there are plenty of important questions to discuss regarding port security in the United States, all of these issues were present before the Dubai World Ports (DP World) controversy.
Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad
Left parties gear up for protest against US President's visit
February 21, 2006
The Hindu, India
`Bush go back' slogan in all districts on March 2 and 3
By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS, Associated Press
Gunmen shot dead 47 civilians and left their bodies in a ditch near Baghdad Thursday as militia battles and sectarian reprisals followed the bombing of a sacred Shiite shrine. Sunni Arabs suspended their participation in talks on a new government.
Click the Shirt! If y'all don't buy enough of these shirts, then the poor students in San Diego whom I'm flying out to talk to on March 3rd will go broke and face the Bush bankruptcy bill and have Army recruiters put up tents in the front yard. Buy the shirts!!
Bush learned of port sale from papers
TIM HARPER, Toronto Star
WASHINGTON—The White House has conceded U.S. President George W. Bush mounted an impassioned defence of the pending sale of shipping operations at major American ports to a United Arab Emirates company even though he didn't know about it until he read it in newspapers.
We received this statement relayed through
an e-mail message from Amjad Al-Jawhary of
the Federation of Worker Councils and
Unions of Iraq. The translation has been
The (Mis) Intelligence Summit: A God Damn Google Goldmine!
by eps [Subscribe]
Thu Feb 23, 2006 at 12:01:52 AM PDT
(Sometimes, a simple Google search can lead to an endless supply of intersting tid-bits. Here's what happens when I crosscheck a few names from a NewsMax article. Cross posted at http://www.teddystern.com )
Do you feel more or less confident because the president says he didn't know about the port deal until members of Congress objected after the deal was approved?
Current results as of noon est:
More confident 1% 164 votes
Less confident 99% 10852 votes
A Poisonous Mix
by Judd Legum, Faiz Shakir, Nico Pitney
Amanda Terkel and Payson Schwin
The Progress Report
Two months after parliamentary elections that split largely along ethnic lines, Iraq still has no government and sectarian violence threatens to foment existing tensions and throw the country into a full-blown civil war. Since insurgents bombed one of Iraq's holiest Shiite sites yesterday -- destroying the "gleaming dome of the 1,200-year-old Askariya shrine" -- 90 Sunni mosques have been attacked and at least 50 people, including three Sunni clerics, have been killed. "This could be a tipping point,'' says Juan Cole, a historian of Islam at the University of Michigan and author of the blog Informed Comment. Although Bush continues to insist that Iraq's political progress is "amazing" and State Department officials downplay the violence, the White House still has no plan to reduce sectarian tensions. The New York Times recently reported, "Of all of the changes that have swept Iraqi society since the American invasion almost three years ago, one of the quieter ones, yet also one of the most profound, has been the increased identification with one's own sect. In the poisonous new mix of violence, sectarian politics and lawlessness, families are turning inward to protect themselves." By invading Iraq without a plan for stability, President Bush has created a new haven for international terrorists and brought the country to the brink of a full-blown sectarian civil war.
By Barbara Cummings
Jeeni Criscenzo, candidate for congress in San Diego's 49th district held a funeral for the constitition in Vista last night. Jeeni's candidacy has invigorated north county and her tireless walking in the precincts is an inspiration to us all.
Hell Is Now
Suz Krueger, Democracy Cell Project
Hell in Iraq just became one giant step closer to Hell in America.
The sacred Askari Mosque was destroyed by an explosion today.
As a result, there will be Hell to pay.
The Honorable David M. Walker
U.S. Government Accountability Office
441 G. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548
Dear Mr. Walker:
I would like the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' (CFIUS) approval of Dubai Ports World's (DPW) attempt to purchase Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co (P&O), a company which manages several terminals at ports across the nation. Public reports have revealed that DPW is a foreign corporation controlled by the government of the United Arab Emirates, a nation where some of the hijackers on September 11, 2001 operated during various periods.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration wants many military retirees to
pay more for health care, a proposal that could force the Republican-run
Congress to choose between savvy politics and budget discipline.
Legendary South African Journalist Alistair Sparks on Wiretapping and Torture, Under Apartheid and Bush
We spend the hour with legendary South African editor and reporter Allister
Sparks. Sparks gained fame as editor of South Africa's Rand Daily Mail in
the late 1970s where he helped bring down a South African Prime Minister. He
Thursday, February 23, 2006
NEW* ROMNEY in Charleston, SC: Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Citadel at 11:00 AM. [The Note, ABCNews.com, 02/23/06]
NEW* BUSH in Mishawaka, IN: POTUS delivers remarks at a Chocola for Congress Reception at Bethel College Indiana, at 12:35 PM. [White House Press Release]
1884 Links around the Web regarding the aftermath of the explosion of the Askari Mosque. Here are a few from Bloggers around the world.
Community Meeting on STOPPING WAR AGAINST IRAN
Friday, March 3rd 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Creating a Nuclear Weapons Free Middle East
St. Stephen's Church (16th and Newton St. NW, Washington DC)
Refreshments will be served.
David J. Theroux, The Independent Institute
"Innovative Solutions for Iraq," held on February 16, will air on C-SPAN2 on
Saturday, February 25th, and Monday, February 27th. This Policy Forum was
My LTTE to the NY Times re: the UAE ports deal
Edited on Thu Feb-23-06 03:05 PM by brooklynite
I would like to join David Brook's plea for an end to the xenophobic anti-Arab reactions to the Dubai ports deal being made by our politicians and pundits ("Kicking Arabs in the Teeth", Feb 23). But, in doing so, I have to wonder where his concern has been for the past four years. Ever since 9/11, the Administration and its supporters, who pride themselves on "controlling the message", have apparently been happy to let firebrands like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Rev. Pat Robertson stir up the conservative base in support of the Administration's war and security policies with anti-muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric that garners at most an occasional "tut, tut" when the oratory goes too far. Now that a business deal with the Arab world is pending, its not surprising that the angry emotional responses can't be curtailed. Perhaps a call for less teeth kicking would have been more productive at the start of our "War on Terror", rather than at this late date.
Bush and his ties to UAE--video link via "Can of Fun"
By Pablo Paredes, t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org
Thoughts on the plight of Fernando Suarez Del Solar.
"I can't sit here and do nothing while this war keeps claiming kids and stealing souls." This was the response I received from Fernando Suarez Del Solar when I questioned his newest and boldest idea for bringing an end to the bloodshed in Iraq.