Archive for May, 2004

Get rid of Rumsfeld

May 10th, 2004 – 9:13 pm
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While President Bush was out today saying that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld was “doing a superb job” (which, given how the war is going, is a bizarre claim even without the torture scandal), the Army Times was joining the long list of people wanting Rumsfeld to resign (or be fired). This was not just a failure […]

Just go

May 8th, 2004 – 10:29 am
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An Iraqi view of what the U.S. should do now: I sometimes get emails asking me to propose solutions or make suggestions. Fine. Today’s lesson: don’t rape, don’t torture, don’t kill and get out while you can- while it still looks like you have a choice… Chaos? Civil war? Bloodshed? We’ll take our chances- just […]

Michael Moore vs. Disney

May 5th, 2004 – 10:41 pm
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In case you weren’t sure that the big media corporations were willing to silence political voices they’re uncomfortable with: Yesterday I was told that Disney, the studio that owns Miramax, has officially decided to prohibit our producer, Miramax, from distributing my new film, “Fahrenheit 9/11.” The reason? According to today’s (May 5) New York Times, […]

Wake Up LiveJournal feed

May 3rd, 2004 – 8:48 pm
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There is now a LiveJournal feed of Wake Up, for those who prefer to read their weblogs via LiveJournal. My thanks to Jennifer for helping me set it up.

Sending the daughters to die alongside the sons

May 3rd, 2004 – 8:06 pm
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The U.S. Selective Service is laying the groundwork for the next draft, and this time they want to include women: The chief of the U.S. Selective Service System has proposed registering women for the military draft and requiring that young Americans regularly inform the government about whether they have training in niche specialties needed in […]

Hearts and minds

May 3rd, 2004 – 7:53 pm
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Teresa Nielsen Hayden has written an eloquent (and informative) post about Abu Ghraib for her weblog, Making Light. I’ve taken down my flags and put them away until after the war is over. I love my flag and my country as much as ever, but I’m mourning actions that have been committed by our troops, […]

Media Matters

May 3rd, 2004 – 7:20 pm
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This weekend saw the launch of Media Matters for America, “a new Web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media.” It’s already looking like it’ll be an excellent resource for those who care about the lies and distortions being pumped out by the […]

Oh….now I get it

May 2nd, 2004 – 1:27 pm
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Here’s a great (and sarcastic) summary of what seems to be the attitude of the Bush administration and it’s pro-war supporters toward the torture that took place at Abu Ghuraib prison : – The activities that occurred at Abu Ghuraib prison are not to be compared to those of Saddam Hussein’s rape rooms and torture […]

Making sure Abu Ghraib prison remains infamous

May 2nd, 2004 – 1:05 pm
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Under the reign of Saddam Hussein, Abu Ghraib was infamous as a place where prisoners were routinely tortured. Apparently it’s a tradition that didn’t end with the invasion. Graphic photographs showing the torture and sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners in a US-run prison outside Baghdad emerged yesterday from a military inquiry which has left six […]

Happy May Day

May 1st, 2004 – 9:47 am
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