Black Agenda Report: Obama’s reasoning is the same as Bush’s

Published on Black Agenda Report (http://www.blackagendareport.com) Obama’s Af-Pak is as Whack as Bush’s Iraq By Glen Ford Created 12/02/2009 – 02:57 by BAR executive editor Glen Ford President Obama has reached a watershed in his presidency: he has devolved to the intellectual level of George Bush, while retaining his world class powers of speech. History […]

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 […]

Tom Ridge admits terror alerts were used to affect election

KW: So, it is basically a fact that leading up to the 2004 presidential election, our federal government, through the Bush administration and the Department of Homeland Security, issues false terror alerts and hype, so that people would think we need to “keep the incumbent” and “keep Republicans in power” (ie: because they are–wrongly or […]

Rove gets nabbed…wanna help expose him?

KW: I have to hand it to the Huffington Post. They really took the correct angle on the story about the release of documents showing Karl Rove’s participation in the US Attorney firings. The HP is sending their readers straight to the documents (here) and asking people to review the material, and posts excerpts and […]

Did the U.S. CIA lie to the Red Cross?

The full story is at Alternet.org. (excerpt from) Washington Independent Did the CIA Lie to the Red Cross? By Daphne Eviatar 4/14/09 Yup, that’s what Jane Mayer told Alternet’s Liliana Segura: the Defense Department actually hid prisoners from the International Committee of the Red Cross when the humanitarian group first visited the U.S. prison camp […]

Some Huffington Post humor: Alternative Punishments for Al-Zeidi

A Huffington Post writer has come up with some alternative punishments for Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who shouted words against war as he threw his shoes at then President Bush. Evidently, writer Warren Holstein and I agree that there were worse things Al-Zeidi could have done. I can’t even post the whole story. Some […]

Lots of news about Al-Zeidi: appeared in court, strategy set, adjourned date set

“What made me do it was the humiliation Iraq has been subjected to due to the U.S. occupation and the murder of innocent people,” al-Zeidi said. “I wanted to restore the pride of the Iraqis in any way possible, apart from using weapons.” Summary from the AP story: 1.Al-Zeidi appeared in court, with no signs […]

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 […]

Obama “Roves” Into Bush Territory

(excerpt from) Common Man News Obama Seeks Delay in Deciding on Rove Subpoena By Marisa Taylor and Margaret Talev / Tuesday, February 17, 2009 The Obama administration is asking for two more weeks to weigh in on whether former Bush White House officials must testify before Congress about the firings of nine U.S. attorneys. The […]

Jolting Congress – The Nader Page

Jolting Congress – The Nader Page Posted using ShareThis Some staffers in Congress privately assert that the Democrats are not acting like a majority party. It is worse than that. They are not acting—period.

George Bush goes to the seating area…

As I have said before, it is such a festive day, and people are so happy for Barack Obama and the politeness bestowed upon him, there are even some warm feelings about George Bush today. (Let’s think about indicting him for war crimes next week.) But, I was thinking how happy he must be today, […]

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 […]

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