(SOAPBOX #72) – Cindy hosts the executive editor of the Black Agenda Report, Glen Ford. He’s already had a long career as a distinguished radio host, though usually pre-recording his show prior to broadcast in order to facilitate editing & correction. (Whereas that silly Cindy has live guests.) They discuss the major recent conservative kerfluffle over the “ground zero mosque,” which isn’t at ground zero, and isn’t a mosque either. [But what do facts have to do with it, anyway?] They’re calling a single nearly microscopic piece of land by the superstitious name “hallowed ground.” Continue reading
Sept. 11, 2010
I interviewed Chris Hedges, following a talk for the UStoGaza.org project, where Chris Hedges and Ann Wright spoke on the plight of Gazans and the plans to challenge the Israeli blockade.
September 12th 2010
“The first Foreign and Commonwealth Office Oral Questions session since summer recess will throw a spotlight onto the current human rights situation in Sri Lanka. Taking place on 14th September, the Foreign Secretary Rt. Hon William Hague MP and other Foreign Office Ministers will be answering questions on Sri Lanka. Amongst others, on the access to alleged ex-combatants by the International Committee of the Red Cross, when the last time discussions were held between the British government and her Sri Lankan counterparts on human rights issues and when discussions last took place between the British government and the UN High Representative for Human Rights on the situation of Tamils in detention camps.
This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
gazafriends | September 12, 2010
Journalist Lauren Booth was on the first Free Gaza voyage and stayed to work in Gaza after the boats left. Her heartfelt letter to the people of Israel should be read by everyone who hopes for peace in the Middle East. This stunning video tribute to her words was designed and produced by the Free Gaza movement. Continue reading
Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff, on Bush Admin 9/11 responsibility
Lawrence Wilkerson is a retired United States Army soldier and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell. Wilkerson is an adjunct professor at the College of William & Mary where he teaches courses on US national security. He also instructs a senior seminar in the Honors Department at the George Washington University entitled “National Security Decision Making.”
Sometimes the grapes really are sour!
The wonder is … how you eat them!
At some point you convinced yourselves–
Wow! This is delicious!
You developed a taste for sour.
You ate lemons straight–the more sour, the better.
You puckered up for a kiss
And your lips were sour.
Sir, how do you write a poem?
Simple, my boy.
I will tell you. …
Set up a sturdy blackboard,
And scratch your nails across it.
Take your sharpened nails
And carve a hundred niches
Into your arms and thighs,
Into your chest and belly.
“Why should I worry about posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?”
The Sun is blazing, blazing, blazing.
A thread of the Sun pulls me along.
(I cannot say “forward.”
Like everyone, I’ve lost my sense of direction.)