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farzana-versey's picture
Mar.16.2011
Muammar Gaddafi talking about a holy war is like someone selling halal pork. The Libyan leader is desperate. In a single interview he shifts from “our war is against al-Qaida” to “if they (the West) behave with us as they did in Iraq, then Libya will leave the international alliance against...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.29.2010
This is Iran's way of getting back at the Western propaganda using the means employed by the mainstream western entertainment industry. Sakineh Ashtiani may have been hanged to death, not stoned, but now they just might do it - to spite the international pressure. Or they will keep her alive...
amy-king's picture
Sep.27.2010
Filmmaker, Ghen Dennis, has been to New Orleans a number of times since Hurricane Katrina destroyed many people’s homes and neighborhoods.  She has worked on rebuilding projects, rescued a few dogs, and continues to document the remaining destruction.   During her most recent visit, she wheat-...
farzana-versey's picture
Aug.15.2010
"Hey Ayatollah, Leave Those Kids Alone!" sing two Iranian-born brothers. Their band is named Blurred Vision. They have been living in exile, we are told. The word exile is used quite randomly these days. Were they shunted out because they were protesting or did they leave because they...
phil-bronstein's picture
Jul.21.2010
Anyone who thought that the last presidential election was going to usher in a sense of brotherhood across the land must have been thinking Cain and Abel. The divide yesterday in downtown Walnut Creek at competing rallies in support of and opposed to ex-BART officer Johannes Mehserle was like...
phil-bronstein's picture
Jul.16.2010
Facebook I missed out on the spree looting of Footlocker and other businesses in Oakland after the Johannes Mehserle verdict. But about 200 other people seemed to be having a great time burning and smashing. Out-of-town agitators, officials said, in kind a weird throwback to establishment...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jul.09.2010
All afternoon, I waited for news that my older son was on his way down to protest the verdict in the Mesherle trial.  (The good news is that he stayed home).  This kind of outrageous sentencing is what often gets him ready to don the black and protest.  And yet, it's the rioting that begins to seem...
doug-brooks's picture
Jun.23.2010
The Great Exploitation Proliferation Chapter 31 Here’s Johnny!!!                 In the 1960’s Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene calmed a rioting Washington D. C. “Chocolate City” after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leader of the civil rights movement.  Afterward his fame sky rocketed...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jun.03.2010
I'll admit it; sometimes I'm slow when it comes to finding out about things. The Louisaina oil spill? Found out three days after it happened. Kate Goesslin? Didn't know about the woman until she was on People magazine the third or fourth time. It's not like I'm bragging about being ignorant,...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.15.2009
A couple of days after he had drawn women’s undies, Silvio Berlusconi looked like someone back from battle. The two events may not be connected, but it is interesting to find some connection. Milan, December 13: At a political rally the Italian Prime Minister is left with a fractured nose, two...