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 […]

Iraqi parliament member plans to visit al-Zaidi in jail

from Monsters and Critics: Iraqi parliament member plans to visit Bush shoe-thrower in jail Middle East News / Dec 21, 2008

Time to let the eloquent shoe-thrower go!: Release Al-Zeidi now!

Update: On Thursday, March 12, 2009 Al-Zeidi received a sentence of 3 years in prison. Story: here. ___________________________________________________________ “This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq.” — 28-year-old TV reporter Muntadhar al-Zaidi KW: I have many thoughts and feelings about Muntadhar al-Zaidi and his eloquence. Also, about the background […]

Sign petition to release al-Zaidi, the eloquent shoe-thrower!

Two Actions Alerts: Code Pink AND United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ): From A United for Peace and Justice Action Alert: You can join the growing international call for the release of al-Zaidi! Click here to sign a petition:

Al-Zeidi goes from minister’s security guards to Iraqi Military Command

I think it is important for people to come to know journalist Muntadhar al-Zeidi, speak his name, and watch what the governments of Iraq (and the United States?) have in store for him. I am grateful to the article below for showing me exactly who is keeping the man in custody.

Shoes Hurled at Bush in Iraq Press Conference

video from [youtube=] Though we do not condone violence of any kind, we can understand the anger at 1,000,000 dead Iraqis. And, evidently, throwing shoes at someone is a traditional gesture for disdain in Iraqi culture.Also note, that there is a fear that the reporter who did this is in danger. His newspaper has […]