The nearby mosque does not stop praying over the loud speaker that it, persistently, put me off sleep. The sheik violates my personal right as not to listen to prayer, denying me every right to sleep peacefully. After all the sleepless nights listening to the melodious praying, I am getting used to it. It has become part of my system that if one night the power cut turns off the microphone, I would wake up and I would have a hard time going back to sleep. It is weird how things you can not stand grow on you after a while… just like the occupation.
The night cold grew warm, and now it is a pleasant breeze at night, delicate to a smooth chill when you are sitting outdoors. Across my apartment there is a patio overlooked by two palm trees. One of my pleasures here is to sit outside in the striking moonlight and look up at the palm trees and the sky in the background. I have always heard about the beauty of the sky in the desert, but I never thought it would be as mesmerizing, intriguing and meditative. I still have ten days in Baghdad and I believe I will miss it dearly when I leave.
- we have been blessed by electric power for the past two days!
Today, and for the first time ever since I arrived, the area I am living in has been witnessing continuous US army patrols. First it started when I saw an American soldier walking past my window, I tried to remain calm, walked to the front door, opened it and stood there crossing my hands in front of my chest visibly as not to insinuate any provocative gesture and at the same time not to look scared or welcoming to their presence.
Loving every minute in Baghdad, especially the people and their openness, generosity and care. I am being taken care of like crazy, pampered every minute of the day by Wasif, Majid, Walid, Hamsa and the rest of the guys! The life threatening situation makes every minute pleasurable and makes you appreciate waking up the next day.
The Bush administration has cut veteran's benefits and forced wounded American soldiers to pay for hospital meals. They have kept sick and wounded soldiers in miserable conditions on US military bases and made them wait months for doctor's appointments. Now, they want to close schools and commissaries on military bases and privatize the remaining commissaries. Oh well, that means more taxpayer money for Halliburton, Bechtel and all other corporations profiting immensely from the Iraq war.
Murder in Jenin 7/11-2003
After three weeks of relative quiet the Israeli Occupation Forces returned to the streets of Jenin on the 7th of November. Violence from Israeli soldiers left at least 6 Palestinians dead and a number wounded in the space of two days, with four of the martyrs under the age of 18.
NOT To SHARON
NOT To SHARON
The Learning Experience of Rakan
PT III: The Palestinian Prisoners We Never Hear About (Children)
إذا لم تستح فأفعل كما فعلت الحكومة اللبناني
World Social Forum 2004
The new website of the Intercontinental Youth Camp is finally online! With this message we want to introduce to you one of the features we are most proud of, the Intercontinental Virtual Youth Camp. The IVYC (or just the Virtual Camp) can be accessed at http://www.wsfindia.org/youthforum/forum
طلق سمير القنطار
البعث والعراقيين...نظرة في التجربة السورية؟
US Republican right defends religious zealot general
In perhaps his most chilling remark, he attributed the installation of George W. Bush as president to divine intervention. “Why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. He’s in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this.”
The Chomskybot Code: Conduct In the Time of Terror
Two Israelis: one a conscientious objector, the other a convicted hacker who hacked his way into the US Pentagon and other major Solaris systems, prior to 9/11.
The following article confirms that Prescott Bush was guilty of treason and should have been hung at Nuremberg with the rest of the Nazis.
Solidarity with Samir Kuntar
Solidarity with Samir Kuntar
Legal Action Against War
World Wide Petition Signing 21-11-03
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