March 22nd, 2006

Chris Keeley

Library of Dust

http://www.davidmaisel.com/fine_thumb.asp?cat=lod


Portraits of cans of ashes of 5,000 mental patients' remains

 
















the cremated remains of 5000 people found in the closet of an Oregon psychiatric hospital. Turns out photographer David Maisel has been carefully documenting the canisters that hold those people's remains (!), taking individual photographic portraits of each one. Link 

http://www.davidmaisel.com/fine_thumb.asp?cat=lod



Chris Keeley

Baruch Marzel, a parliamentary candidate in the upcoming elections has called for the assassination

Israeli Parliamentary Candidate Calls for Assassinating Avnery
In Israel, Baruch Marzel, a parliamentary candidate in the upcoming elections has called for the assassination of well-known Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery. Marzel, who leads the National Jewish Front, said Israeli Defense Forces should target Uri Avnery, who leads the peace group Gush Shalom. Marzel’s comments came after Avnery compared a Palestinian group’s assassination of a former Israeli cabinet minister to Israel’s policy of killing militant Palestinian leaders.
Chris Keeley

Altogether, local antiabortion and crisis pregnancy centers have received well over $60 million in g

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/21/AR2006032101723.html

Grants Flow To Bush Allies On Social Issues
Federal Programs Direct At Least $157 Million

By Thomas B. Edsall Washington Post Staff Writer Wednesday, March 22, 2006; A01

For years, conservatives have complained about what they saw as the liberal tilt of federal grant money. Taxpayer funds went to abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood to promote birth control, and groups closely aligned with the AFL-CIO got Labor Department grants to run worker-training programs.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas asked President Bush what some analysts called the mo

Helen Thomas Asks President Bush Why He Went to War
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/22/150252
At the White House Tuesday, veteran correspondent Helen Thomas took President Bush to task on his reasons for invading Iraq. It was the first time Bush had called on Thomas, known as the “First Lady of the American Press”, in three years. [includes rush transcript]



White House press conference, March 21, 2006

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Chris Keeley

My Name is Rachel Corrie" - A Debate Over Why the Play is Not Opening in New York

"My Name is Rachel Corrie" - A Debate Over Why the Play is Not Opening in New York
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/22/1435259
"My Name is Rachel Corrie" - a play based on the words of the American peace activist crushed to death three years ago by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza - is causing controversy after the New York City theater that was scheduled to run it postponed production. We host a discussion with Katharine Viner, the editor of the play in London and James Nicola and Lynn Moffat, the two top directors of the New York Theatre Workshop. We turn now to the controversy over the play "My Name is Rachel Corrie," which is based on the words of the late U.S. peace activist.
Three years ago this month Corrie died at the age of 23 after she was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer. At the time Corrie was attempting to block the demolition of the home of a Palestinian doctor in the Gaza town of Rafah.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

Rachel Corrie's parents, Craig and Cindy, who have traveled to New York to attend a public reading o

Rachel Corrie's Parents React to New York Theater's Postponement of a Play Based on Their Late Daughter's Words
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/03/22/1436203
We speak with Rachel Corrie's parents, Craig and Cindy, who have traveled to New York to attend a public reading of Rachel's writings and emails at the Riverside Church on what was supposed to have been the opening night of the play "My Name is Rachel Corrie."
We are joined in our firehouse studio by Rachel Corrie's parents, Craig and Cindy Corrie. They have traveled to New York to attend a public reading of Rachel's writings and emails at the Riverside Church tonight -- on what was supposed to have been the opening night of the play "My Name is Rachel Corrie" at the New York Theatre Workshop.
Last year the Corrie's initiated lawsuits against the State of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces and Caterpillar -- the manufacturer of the Israeli military bulldozer that killed Rachel.


Cindy Corrie, mother of Rachel Corrie. She is a former educator and music teacher.
Craig Corrie, father of Rachel Corrie.

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Chris Keeley

Even though Condi Rice told the 9/11 commission that "no one could have imagined" terrorists' slammi

Fly Into a Building? Who Could Imagine?
By MAUREEN DOWD
WASHINGTON

Three little words:

Still employed there.

Of all the through-the-looking-glass moments in the last few days, the strangest is this: The F.B.I officer who arrested and questioned Zacarias Moussaoui told a jury that he had alerted his superiors about 70 times that Mr. Moussaoui was a radical Islamic fundamentalist who hated America and might be plotting to hijack an airplane.Collapse )