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  • A new front group get commercial ariplay on Air America radio

    10/20/2005 2:18:25 PM PDT · by moni kerr · 11 replies · 346+ views
    Windmills on the hill ^ | October 13, 2005 | Sean Pelette
    On Nov 2 a group called World can't wait is calling for 'a truly massive day of resistance all over this country'(USA of course). The target of this is of course President George Bush. And publicity for this effort is well under way with ads on Air America radio and internet exposure via indymedia, campus groups and, Revolution. That last is not surprising. The founder of World can't wait, Sunsara Taylor, has her own blogger profile that makes clear her affiliation with the Maoist Revolutionary Communist party Sunsara Taylor is an initiator of The World Can't Wait - Drive Out...
  • When the Edge Moved to the Middle

    04/09/2004 9:34:35 PM PDT · by moni kerr · 1 replies · 151+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 8, 2004 | Thurston Moore
    The boy looked just like Kurt Cobain. He was no more than 19. Same yellow hanging hair, fallow blue eyes, the sad square jaw, innocent and adult. We were in a Brooklyn basement full of artists and sound-poets gathered to watch musicians throw down extreme noise improvisation. One performer played records with two customized tone arms on his turntable; the discs broke and scratched, creating shards of hyperfractured beat play. He was followed by a quartet of young women scraping metal files across amplified coils mixed through junk electronics. I was to perform a spontaneous guitar/amp feedback piece with a...
  • Europe's Old Disease Returns

    03/30/2004 2:09:13 PM PST · by moni kerr · 15 replies · 212+ views
    New Democrats online ^ | March 23, 2004 | Fred Siegel
    Europe's Old Disease ReturnsMilitant Islamists are forming a twisted alliance with Europe's left to spread virulent anti-Semitism that targets both Jews and America. By Fred Siegel One of the few certainties of the 20th century was that the apostles of Marxist materialism and the adherents of Muslim theocracy were mortal enemies. In Afghanistan, they went to war. But that was the 20th century. In the new era, Communist red and Islamist green, joined by more than a dash of Nazi brown, have increasingly forged an anti-liberal alliance that sees Israel and the United States as its common enemies. They all...
  • Iraqis speak out (quick poll in Baghdad)

    04/29/2003 2:00:19 PM PDT · by moni kerr · 37 replies · 274+ views
    NEW DELHI APRIL 29. NDTV brings you a world exclusive from Baghdad. Did the people of Iraq welcome the American troops or not? Does the ordinary Iraqi want the Americans to stay or go back now that Saddam Hussein is dethroned? If Saddam Hussein is found do the people of Iraq want to see him punished or not? Is this war all about oil or not? With the embedded Western media being widely accused of bias there appear to be no reliable answers to many of these questions. In order to cut through the cacophony of opinions and views, NDTV...
  • The al-Aqsa Intifada An Engineered Tragedy

    06/24/2002 9:42:10 PM PDT · by moni kerr · 16 replies · 435+ views
    The “al-Aqsa Intifada” – An Engineered TragedyA just-completed study at the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya provides an in-depth look at the fatalities on both sides of the current Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Based on thorough research using Palestinian and Israeli open sources, the study provides a breakdown of those killed by age, sex, and combatant status. The results lead to some surprising conclusions. Combatants, Noncombatants, and Responsibility Around 1450 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the “al-Aqsa Intifada”, compared to more than 525 Israelis. Numbers like these are used to create an...
  • A brief thought experiment

    03/19/2002 12:50:44 PM PST · by moni kerr · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Consider for a moment (and this is the difficult part) that you are an al Qaeda suicide bomber. You have just managed to penetrate airport security with a bomb strapped to your body and are in the process of boarding a crowded airliner. You know that detonating your bomb will not be that easy but with luck and Allah’s blessing you stand a good chance of succeeding in your mission. As you enter the plane the flight attendant informs you that due to a mix-up you will be upgraded to first class and you will even get to choose your...
  • Dealing with medieval losers and dysfunctional theocrats

    11/16/2001 1:14:55 PM PST · by moni kerr · 3+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | Monday, November 12, 2001 | Ralph R. Reiland
    <p>"The fundamentalist seeks to bring down a great deal more than buildings. Such people are against, to offer just a brief list, freedom of speech, a multiparty political system, universal adult suffrage, accountable government, Jews, homosexuals, women's rights, pluralism, secularism, short skirts, dancing, beardlessness, evolution theory, sex."</p>
  • The Sentry's Solitude

    10/25/2001 12:07:28 AM PDT · by moni kerr · 5 replies · 847+ views
    Foreign Affairs | November/December 2001 | Fouad Ajami
    The Sentry's Solitude By Fouad Ajami From Foreign Affairs, November/December 2001 ------------------------------------------------------------ Fouad Ajami is Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. His most recent book is The Dream Palace of the Arabs. PAX AMERICANA IN THE ARAB WORLD From one end of the Arab world to the other, the drumbeats of anti-Americanism had been steady. But the drummers could hardly have known what was to come. The magnitude of the horror that befell the United States on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, appeared for a moment to embarrass and silence ...