Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Grains of Folly

Watch this well informed video about the origins of today's misunderstandings and suspicions. Extremists on both sides have common roots and campaign mostly for each other.

> See Parts III, IV, V & VI.

The Power of Nightmares - BBC 2004

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Grotesque Institutionalized Feudalism

The ceremony hastily organized to "choose" a successor to Benazir Bhutto at the head of the Pakistan "People"'s Party, was a complete masquerade. A tragic-comedy, glorifying the Bhuttos and celebrating nepotism and the feudal system which kept this region of the world as backward as it is! I have to admit, I was myself naively dragged into thinking (hoping) that the PPP was a kind of representative of a shining, secular and progressive branch of Muslim World's politics. I'm afraid I was wrong. And the way, the Aftermath of the murder of Ms. Bhutto has been handled goes to show how power-obsessed the people around her were, especially her husband. I've come across this enlightening article by Tariq Ali, Pakistan-born writer, broadcaster and commentator, published last monday in The Independent, which I think, puts thinks in their right order.

Pictures courtesy of Christiane Michaud &

Time to Use the F Word

And Part II.

Amy Goodman interviewing Naomi Wolf (November '07), best-seller author of "The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot," in which she explains how Fascism has been steadily creeping over America. Learn how in just ten steps, a democratic society can be literally shut down.

See Also:

> Democracy Now's Year in Review