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Showing posts from November 11, 2007

Final, Synthesis (AR4) Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Doesn't seem like the full report is posted yet; will update when it is.

Update: here's the full report.
Release of the report: 17 November 2007, Valencia Spain Download the Summary for Policymakers of the AR4 Synthesis Report Information for the pressWatch the webcast of the press conference
(Starting 17 November 2007 11 am)

The Real News -- Pakistan: State of emergency

Click on the title of this post for "[a] collection of interviews and news stories on Pakistan that The Real News produced before the state of emergency was issued on November 3."

Since the 3d, here's what The Real News has:

Pakistan: Democracy in crisis
Political opposition denounces emergency proclamation
Monday November 5th, 2007

Reporting from Karachi under martial law
Beena Sarwar in Pakistan
Monday November 5th, 2007

The Real News interviewee arrested in Pakistan
Asma Jahangir forced into house arrest under Pakistan martial law, two weeks after interview in TRNN studio
Monday November 5th, 2007

Emergency proclaimed in Pakistan
Eric Margolis: The democracy movement and the Islamic militants are fighting the dictatorship
Wednesday November 7th, 2007

Pakistan, democracy and militant extremism
Aijaz Ahmad: War against Islamic extremism cannot be fought as a war for America (1 of 2)
Tuesday November 6th, 2007

(2 of 2)

Police block Bhutto march
Detention, protests and violence foil Bhutt…

The Real News on Iran

Iran Sanction Shuffle: Is the U.S. dancing alone?
Aijaz Ahmad: There is little global support for U.S. sanctions against Iran
Thursday November 8th, 2007

El Baradei and Iran’s nuclear ambition
Aijaz Ahmad: Can the U.S. hear El Baradei over the noise they are making about Iran?
Sunday November 11th, 2007

Same game, different rules!
Aijaz Ahmad on U.S. double standards in defining global nuclear issues
Monday November 12th, 2007

Israel's Next War?: A Frontline Special on Jewish Fundamentalists from 2005

Click on the title above to view the program.They do not believe in peace talks. They do not want to share the land. They are well armed and are carrying out increasingly violent attacks, even targeting innocent civilians. They are members of Israel's militant far right, and they are threatening to become Israel's next big problem.In "Israel's Next War?" FRONTLINE goes deep inside the world of militant Jewish radicals who pose a grave new threat to Israeli security and, potentially, to the region. "The dream of these extremists"—to blow up the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, one of the most important holy sites in the Muslim world—"should give us sleepless nights," says former Israeli Security Chief Avi Dichter. "Jewish terror is liable to create a serious strategic threat that will turn the Israeli-Palestinian conflict into a conflict between thirteen million Jews and a billion Muslims all over the world."In "Israel's Next War?&…

The Diary of Samuel Pepys: Daily entries from the 17th century London diary

The original treeware blog. A post each corresponding day to the original; yes, it's been going on for a while. Really interesting stuff; great blogging idea! Check it out, from the "About" page:
This site is a presentation of the diaries of Samuel Pepys, the renowned 17th century diarist who lived in London, England (read more about him). A new entry written by Pepys will be published each day over the course of several years; 1 January 1660 was published on 1 January 2003.If this is your first time here, you may want to read the the story so far, the frequently asked questions or some information about the text. You can also read the site using RSS and receive diary entries by email. If you want to post your own annotations you should also read the annotation guidelines.This site is run by Phil Gyford. I'm happy to answer what questions I can (email me at phil [at] gyford [dot] com), but if you have a question about Pepys or his times you may be better off asking th…

A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, "Voices of a People's History of the United States,"Wednesday April 26 2006

Voices of a People’s History of the United States is a primary-source companion to A People’s History of the United States. For this new book, Zinn and Arnove have selected testimonies — speeches, letters, poems, songs, memoirs, protests — from our rich history of resistance. Here, in their own words, are Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Emma Goldman, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Paul Robeson, Helen Keller, Bob Dylan, Angela Davis, Rachel Corrie, and scores of others.
Howard Zinn, a professor emeritus of political science at Boston University, is the author of twenty books, including You Can't Remain Neutral on a Moving Train, a powerful memoir of his life and political activism, and A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present, a history written from the standpoint of those who have been marginalized politically and economically and whose struggles have been largely omitted from most histories.
Howard Zinn Bio and Cross Links
Anthony Arnove is the editor, with…

Amira Hass in conversation with Ahdaf Soueif

Amira Hass reading and presentation, April 13, 2005Amira Hass conversation with Ahdaf Soueif, April 13, 2005In the end, my desire to live in Gaza stemmed neither from adventurism nor from insanity, but from that dread of being a bystander, from my need to understand, down to the last detail, a world that is, to the best of my political and historical comprehension, a profoundly Israeli creation. To me, Gaza embodies the entire saga of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; it represents the central contradiction of the state of Israel – democracy for some, dispossession for others; it is our exposed nerve. —from Drinking the Sea at Gaza, Amira Hass Amira Hass lives in Ramallah in the West Bank, where she covers Palestinian affairs for the Israeli daily newspaper Ha’aretz, making her the only Jewish Israeli correspondent on Palestinian affairs to live among the people about whom she reports. The child of Holocaust survivors, she was the recipient of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize for 2…