Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bricks vs. bullets: The battle of Benghazi, or what it’s like to fight a dictator in Libya

Battle at army base broke Gadhafi hold in Benghazi By PAUL SCHEMM The Associated Press Friday, February 25, 2011; 5:04 PM BENGHAZI, Libya — The young men of Benghazi pounded the dreaded military barracks in the city center with everything … Continue reading

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i am free…repeat…i am free…

The following is a stream of associations following from the image above. Enjoy. Today in Libya and Egypt and so many other places it is the people against the military state. This is resistance. Fight Club. Underneath the hip…the putrefaction … Continue reading

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Libya Wed: Rebels control 30% of territory

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The Hotty Mystique: sex and housework

This is great. Koontz describes “The Hotty Mystique” as the social demands on women to be as successful as they want to be – as long as they are sexually available and conform to high standards of erotic attraction. Be … Continue reading

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Video from today in Libya…

These videos contrast the dilemma of those wanting to protest against the regime. If you don’t stand up for yourselves in mass, nothing will change; but if you do…the regime might convince its henchmen to shoot you. Even as Qaddafi … Continue reading

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Liberate! LibyaBahrainYemenIranAlgeriaTunisia

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Qaddafi ft Rihanna — Under My Umbrella

Qaddafi ft Rihanna — Under My Umbrella [ PRIKOL…, posted with vodpod

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What’s going on in Madison

What’s going on in Madison? The short answer is that the governor, Scott Walker, has launched an all out attack on state employees’ right to unionize. The attack is vicious, has a chance of succeeding, and is being closely watched … Continue reading

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Rough notes on Venezuela

South of the Border Here are some rough notes on Oliver Stone’s documentary “South of the Border”, which documents the recent democratic resurgence of leftist, socialist oriented regimes within Latin America, along with their consistent misrepresentation as “dictators” within the … Continue reading

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Curveball: The WMD were all in my head

The Guardian has broke a story that is a surprise to none: The WMD hype that brought the US public to a “kill Saddam” frenzy aand stifled political debate in Congress, leading up to the Iraq war, was all based … Continue reading

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Nir Rosen: Um, I didn’t mean that

Nir Rosen’s disavowal of his rash twitter comments, here, is so sensitively articulate and so razor-sharp that it deserves to be read for its own sake. He said some brash things. He talked on Twitter as if her were talking … Continue reading

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Tonight in Cairo…the revolution continues

Besides sharing the awe inspired by this picture and others below, whose awesomeness is matched by the resilience and impressive expansion of the revolution in Egypt, I want to collect a few comments here that have been brewing in my … Continue reading

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Mubarak fortune is 37% of Egypts GDP; and twice it’s national debt

According to the Guardian: Mubarak family fortune could reach $70bn, say experts Egyptian president has cash in British and Swiss banks plus UK and US property Gamal and Hosni Mubarak are reported to have built up huge fortunes, including properties … Continue reading

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Bush, next to Pinochet and Chad’s Habre, faces prospect of war crimes charges

From Reuters: GENEVA (Reuters) – Former President George W. Bush has canceled a visit to Switzerland, where he was to address a Jewish charity gala, due to the risk of legal action against him for alleged torture, rights groups said … Continue reading

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Still resisting at Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt

See more of these pictures from yesterday at Tahrir Square in Cairo here at zungungu.

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Jamie Kilstein on Conan Obrian: Obama’s the best!

Jamie Kilstein on Conan Obrian: Obama’s the best!, posted with vodpod

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