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Eloquent shoe-thrower, Al-Zeidi, to be released early!

As journalist and Iraqi citizen Muntadhar al-Zeidi threw his shoe towards President Bush, standing at a podium in Iraq, Muntadhar said, “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.” (excerpt from) The LA Times Iraqi shoe thrower to be released early The lawyer for Muntadhar al-Zeidi, who became a […]

The Eloquent Shoe Thrower, Al-Zeidi, receives sentence of 3 years

KW: I am not pleased with the outcome of this. I consider war correspondent Muntadhar Al-Zeidi to be a political prisoner. I will keep wilderside readers posted about worthwhile responses or demonstrations based on the new verdict of 3 years. (excerpt from) Daily Mail UK online Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at Bush is jailed […]

A rally (almost) held for Al-Zeidi the eloquent shoe-thrower

Photo of rally from AP is: here Please note that Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist and war correspondent who protested then US President Bush’s surprise visit to Iraq, will be in court again on Thursday, March 12th. (excerpt from) suomenkuvalehti.fi Iraq Protest

Poem for Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the eloquent shoe-tosser

I found this poem in a chapbook, on a table at the Poetry Project New Year’s Marathon Reading. I was startled with the resonance an old poem had with a new situation. And, I purchased the book. I thought it was a beautiful tribute and reflection on that moment when Iraqi journalist Muntadhar Al-Zeidi met […]

Good news: Al-Zeidi to have a trial on Feb 19th

KW: Well, it is good news, if for the trial, the Iraqi government finally allows the public a glimpse at Muntadha al-Zeidi so that the world knows he is well. Since the AP story on the subject inserts some “hot” words into their story, such as applying the word “outburst” to al-Zeidi’s action, I think […]

Al-Zeidi the eloquent shoe thrower: A statue

For excellent photo of the shoe statue, go: here. To recap: President Bush made a surprise appearance to reporters in Baghdad last month. One journalist, a man who had covered the hardships of war extensively, reacted by shouting words about justice in Arabic at President Bush, and throwing his shoes at him. While I do […]

Al-Zeidi, the eloquent shoe thrower, was tortured. Seeks asylum in Switzerland

Muntadhar Al-Zaidi was a reporter who covered the horror of the Iraq War from a people-first perspective. When he was invited to a press conference of the Iraqi Prime Minister, President Bush made a surprise appearance. Al-Zaidi took the sudden opportunity to make a statement by throwing his shoes at Mr. Bush and saying that […]

Update: Al-Zeidi the Eloquent Shoe Thrower

An AP story reports news that is a little heartening. I still have concerns with the lack of visibility of our beloved and heroic political prisoner, Muntadhar Al-Zeidi. Al-Zeidi is the journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush (and missed), while exclaiming, “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed […]

Make a toast, say a prayer, swirl a New Year’s soundmaker for Al-Zaidi

For everyone who cares about human rights, for everyone who cares about a world with peace and justice, please keep Muntadhar Al-Zaidi in your thoughts tonight. 

Bush/Maliki desperate: First Lady called in for anti-shoe propaganda

Update: On Thursday, March 12, 2009, journalist Muntadhar Al-Zeidi was sentence in Iraq to 3 years in prison. ____________________________ KW: I was feeling the long silences. What could Bush possibly do about the fact that Muntadhar Al-Zaidi threw a shoe at him, and the whole world understood the hidden message: “George Bush, you and your […]

New blog: Free Al Zaidi

For people who support Muntadhar Al-Zaidi and his anti-war message: A new blog was added to the internet universe recently. I hope to check it out more. Though, for what it is worth, here it is: Free Al Zaidi. It says that it was started by ex-patriate journalists to support the message of Al-Zaidi who […]

Save the date 12/29: Go to D.C. to support journalist Muntadhar Al-Zaidi

I only find this through one source. So, I am posting it as a Save-The-Date: Free Al-Zeidi Rally Set for Dec. 29 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, Dec. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following statement is being issued today by Consumers for Peace — A rally calling on the Iraqi Government to free Montather Al-Zeidi, the man […]

Green Zone Theatre and the Shoe Drama

Excellent post that puts things in perspective. Please follow link to read. from Khaleej Times Online Green Zone Theatre and the Shoe Drama Ramzy Baroud / 24 December 2008 The plot, so unexpectedly, thickened in Iraq on a Sunday like no other. The two main actors — US President George W. Bush, and Iraqi Prime […]

Al-Zaidi’s trial set for Thurs. Dec. 31st, 2008

Update: SAVE THE DATE: December 29th demonstration in D.C. in  support of Muntadhar: here. KW: Please help me keep vigil over the eloquent, shoe-throwing hero, Muntadhar Al-Zaidi. The Prime Minister of Iraq (who is a friend of George Bush’s) has created unique and wild accusations to try to smear Al-Zaidi. I keep seeking petitions and […]