April 25th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Grace Slick

GRACE SLICK
Grace Slick, to the public mind, is synonymous with Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship in the way that Mick Jagger is synonymous with the Rolling Stones. Ironically, Grace was not an original member of the band, nor was she with Starship at the very end. But Grace's importance to every phase of the band cannot be underestimated. White Rabbit, which she wrote, helped define not only Jefferson Airplane but also the acid rock era. Her unconventional vocals on Somebody to Love gave the Airplane its biggest hit. As one of the first female rock stars (as opposed to pop singers), Grace helped redefine women's role in modern music as more than just a sex symbol backed by a band. Of course, with her statuesque beauty and icy blue eyes, Grace had the sex symbol bit down pat as well.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

"Condoleezza Rice Go Home" from the central Athens Music Hall

Thousands Protest Condoleezza Rice in Greece
In Greece, thousands of demonstrators tried to march earlier today to the U.S. embassy in Athens to protest a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Police dressed in riot gear fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators. On Monday, protesters managed to hoist a giant poster reading "Condoleezza Rice Go Home" from the central Athens Music Hall, next to the U.S. embassy. Two years ago Rice’s predecessor Colin Powell had to cancel a visit to Athens in order to avoid mass protests.

Report: White House to Hire Fox News Anchor As Spokesperson
In news from Washington, CNN is reporting that Fox News anchor Tony Snow is likely to soon leave his job at Rupert Murdoch’s network and become the chief spokesperson of President Bush -- succeeding White House press secretary Scott McClellan. Sources said they expect an announcement within the next few days.

President Bush’s Approval Rating Sinks to 32 Percent
Here at home, support for Presidential Bush has reached a new low. A new CNN poll found only 32 percent of the country approve of the president’s performance. Last week a Fox News polls put Bush’s approval rating at just 33 percent.
Chris Keeley

the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which

http://thebushagenda.org/

 















The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time


THE BUSH AGENDA exposes the Bush Administration’s use of corporate globalization policy as a weapon of war in Iraq, the Middle East – through the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Area, and across the world as it builds a Pax Americana. Tracing twenty-five years of corporate globalization policy, it reveals the history and key role of U.S. corporations in the creation of the Bush Agenda, focusing on Bechtel, Lockheed Martin, Chevron, and Halliburton. It concludes with specific achievable alternatives for a more peaceful and sustainable course.  You can purchase The Bush Agenda at any local bookstore (if they do not have it, you can ask them to order it), or visit Powell's Books

Antonia Juhasz on The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time

We speak with Antonia Juhasz about her new book, "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time." The book tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's economy and oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations.



the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's economy and oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations

Chris Keeley

Late in life, Freud is still drawing, here illustrating his theory of the basic geography of the min

The New York Academy of Medicine

Freud’s earliest scientific drawings, from his 20’s, are careful renderings of neurons and fibers under t
he microscope, in tissue from fish and the human brainstem. 

Late in life, Freud is still drawing, here illustrating his theory of the basic geography of the mind. In German, “Es” is the id, “Ich” the ego and “Überich” the superego. 

Chris Focht

Audio Slide Show: Freud, Illustrated

Audio Slide Show: Freud, Illustrated 

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/25/health/psychology/25freud.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Chris Keeley

Freud's groundbreaking book "The Interpretation of Dreams" appeared, the transformation from anatomi

Analyze These
By BENEDICT CAREY
He began his long and transcendent career in a nondescript laboratory on the Adriatic Sea, dissecting eels.

He examined hundreds of the animals, working long hours amid stench and slime, peering through a microscope at countless tissue samples, in search of an organ that had eluded earlier anatomists — male testicles.Collapse )
Chris Keeley

He told one visitor how, after kidnapping a Mississippi man for the F.B.I., “he placed a gun in the

The G-Man and the Hit Man by Fredric Dannen
Issue of 1996-12-16 Posted 2006-04-24

This week in the magazine, Ben McGrath reports on the Eppolito-Caracappa trial, in which two police officers were convicted of murdering for the Mob. In this piece, from 1996, Fredric Dannen describes the relationship between a Mafia boss, Gregory Scarpa, Sr., and a former F.B.I. agent, R. Lindley DeVecchio, who was indicted last month on charges that he helped Scarpa commit four murders.
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Chris Keeley

NYTimes Whitewashes Israeli Takeover of East Jerusalem--4/18/06

*Most Recent
From Patrick O'Connor*

US Corporate Media Erases Israeli Role in Rise of Hamas
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Nonviolent Resistance in Palestine
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The Hottest Button: How the Times Covers Israel/Palestine
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*by Patrick O'Connor*
*April 18, 2006*

  <http://www.zmag.org>        <http://www.zmag.org>

  Despite a practiced guise of objectivity, the US corporate media’s
  reporting on Israel/Palestine is dominated by the Israeli narrative.
  An April 16, 2006 feature article by Steven Erlanger, The New York
  Times’ Jerusalem Bureau Chief, “Jerusalem, Now” in the Times’ Sunday
  Travel section
  (http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/04/16/travel/16jerusalem.html)
  exemplifies how seemingly professional journalistic standards can
  mask insidious biases and misinform readers. Erlanger, guided around
  Jerusalem by Israelis, omits Israeli violence, stereotypes
  Palestinians, whitewashes Israeli settlements and covers up Israeli
  efforts to take over East Jerusalem. “Jerusalem, Now” is among the
  most political and one-sided mainstream US news articles on
  Israel/Palestine published in the last year.

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Chris Keeley

For a time, he had a twenty-six-foot boat himself, on which he threw parties, but it sank.

BLIND DATE
by Alec Wilkinson
Issue of 2006-05-01
Posted 2006-04-24

When Bob Weir comes to New York, Billy Procida, a real-estate investor, usually has a dinner for him. Weir is the surviving guitarist of the Grateful Dead, and he now tours with his own band, RatDog. Recently, RatDog played at the Beacon Theatre for three nights. The night before the first concert, Procida, who invests money for some of the musicians, joined the band and a number of investment bankers for dinner at Jovia, on East Sixty-second Street. Dinner is where Donald Trump’s name came up. “I’m the boy Trump,” Procida often says. “The original apprentice.” Procida is forty-two. He grew up in New Jersey. His father was a contractor. When he graduated from high school, Procida built a Mediterranean-style condominium complex called White Beach on a few acres of land along the East River in the Bronx near the Throgs Neck Bridge. He included a marina for the residents’ boats and called the project a dockominium. (For a time, he had a twenty-six-foot boat himself, on which he threw parties, but it sank.)

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