April 5th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Jasmina Tesanovic, Serbia: An Underworld Journey

Jasmina Tesanovic, Serbia: An Underworld Journey


Jasmina Tesanovic
An Underworld Journey
Serbia: March 31, 2006

Heading southeast, to inner Serbia, close to the Bulgarian border. An area famous for women who are mysteries, said my friend, the film director Zivojin Pavlovic, whose mother was born there.

A euphemism really. In that magical region, men are rare. It's said that girl births far outnumber those of boys. Men marry into female families and are called "the brides."

A local wedding is a long caravan, exposed furniture paraded on wheels, like dollhouse rooms, rolling one after another in display all around the city, the village, the hills.

Mother's names are always officially recorded while the father often is simply called the shepherd, the clerk... Presumably he is never sure the he is the father at all ... Struggling for patriarchy , men here as almost everywhere in the world have all the legal power, and they take their revenge on their female husbands by beating them and often killing them. The region has a high rate of male domestic violence.

We are a caravan of women for peace Thirty of us have a performance in the market place: we want to celebrate our dead feminist friend, who wrote the first history of women's movements in Serbia, describing the past centuries of struggle. We intend to dance and sing, and eat enormous amounts of garlic, and dine on the local dish of stinging nettles, and drink the prohibited local black wine which is tainted with methyl alcohol.

[image: "Grandma Lena," Serbia, by Aleksandra Radonić]


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Chris Keeley

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Chris Keeley

Under federal campaign rules, any reelection money a lawmaker raises can be used to pay legal fees s

DeLay said he would move his official residence to Alexandria and vowed to stay involved in grass-roots conservative causes and expand a foster-care program he started in Texas.

Friends and associates of DeLay say they think he can make a prosperous future for himself as a corporate-paid legislative strategist, book author and speaker.

Under federal campaign rules, any reelection money a lawmaker raises can be used to pay legal fees stemming from official duties.
Chris Keeley

Those limitations have eased almost overnight, mostly because of the open-source software movement,

Those limitations have eased almost overnight, mostly because of the open-source software movement, which promotes making information available to everyone.


THE Internet is entering its Lego era.

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Goran Delic
Indeed, blocks of interchangeable software components are proliferating on the Web and developers are joining them together to create a potentially infinite array of useful new programs. This new software represents a marked departure from the inflexible, at times unwieldy, programs of the past, which were designed to run on individual computers.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

Ms. Johansson, 21, appeared last year in the Woody Allen movie "Match Point." She has completed anot

Scarlett Johansson 

SCARLETT JOHANSSON, the actress, paid $1.95 million in January for a duplex condominium on Leonard Street in TriBeCa, according to a deed filed with the city. The apartment was bought in the name of a trust controlled by her mother, Melanie Johansson.

An online listing posted by Daren Herzberg and Julie Pham of the Corcoran Group said the 1,400-square-foot apartment has a double-height ceiling in the living room, Brazilian cherry wood floors and a limestone fireplace.

Ms. Johansson's publicist, Marcel Pariseau, said in an e-mail message that the actress was on vacation between film shoots and could not be reached for comment.

Ms. Johansson, 21, appeared last year in the Woody Allen movie "Match Point." She has completed another film with Mr. Allen, "Scoop," which is expected to be released this year. In both movies, she plays a young American in London.

Chris Keeley

Eliot Cohen on Israel Lobby Study--WashPost 4-5-06

Here is additional evidence that the Harvard Mearsheimer-Walt essay
has hit its target surely and squarely, proven by this highly
intemperate riposte that confirms just what the study argued: that
criticism of The Lobby is always answered by the charge of
anti-Semitism. The gentleman doth protest too much, methinks.


*Yes, It's Anti-Semitic*

By Eliot A. Cohen
Wednesday, April 5, 2006; A23

Academic papers posted on a Harvard Web site don't normally attract
enthusiastic praise from prominent white supremacists. But John
Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt's "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign
Policy" has won David Duke's endorsement as "a modern Declaration of
American Independence" and a vindication of the ex-Klansman's earlier
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Chris Keeley

CNI to Publish a New York Times Ad (see inside)

Subject:        CNI to Publish a New York Times Ad (see inside)
Date:   Wed, 5 Apr 2006 11:04:54 -0400 (EDT)
From:   Council for the National Interest Foundation



<http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=103659058&url_num=1&url=http://www.rescuemideastpolicy.com/>


Dear Amb. & Mrs. Keeley,

I write to you today to share some great news from the Council for the
National Interest Foundation. Several very generous donors to the CNI
Foundation have agreed to fund more than half the cost of placing a
full-page New York Times advertisement ($49,000), hopefully in the
Easter Sunday edition, on April 16th, 2006. If we can make up the rest
of the cost of the ad ($17,000) in the next week, the ad will be placed
in the "Week in Review" section, a prime location for our
always-controversial message to reach the most readers. The ad would
reach 1.8 million subscribers or 5 million putative readers. *This is a
tremendous offer, and we need your help now
<http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=103659058&url_num=2&url=https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=2836>
to make the ad a reality.*

The CNI Foundation broke through a major barrier -- censorship by the
nation's "newspaper of record" -- three years ago when the Times first
agreed to run one of our full-page ads. That ad ("Time to Tell the
Truth"
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Chris Keeley

column for 4-11] by J. Zel Lurie

Subject:        column for 4-11
Date:   Wed, 5 Apr 2006 13:37:16 EDT
From:   ZelJL@aol.com
To:     ZelJL@aol.com





J. Zel LurieCOLUMN FOR APRIL 11, 2006 Jewish Journal

Election Day at the Oasis of Peace

By J. Zel Lurie

Mike Kelly, a free-lance reporter from New Jersey was searching for an
unusual way to cover Israel’s elections on March 28. “Instead of showing
up at staged press conferences at political headquarters,” he wrote in
his blog, “I wanted to find a group of people  with a unique view of
Israel’s complicated political landscape.”
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