September 10th, 2007

Chris Keeley

Time to Think of ‘One-State’ Solution

 TO: Distinguished Recipients
FM: John Whitbeck
Transmitted below is a new opinion article of mine which was published
today in the ARAB NEWS (Jeddah).
My own title for this article, in conscious evocation of Jimmy Carter's
book /Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid/, was "Palestine: Democracy Not
Zionism".

*Time to Think of ‘One-State’ Solution*
John V. Whitbeck, Arab News

Sept 8, 2007

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=100948&d=8&m=9&y=2007
<http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7&section=0&article=100948&d=8&m=9&y=2007>

With some sort of “meeting” or “conference” to “kick-start” the “peace
process” (date, place and participants to be determined) now being
touted by the Bush administration, there is at least the appearance of
an understanding in Washington of the importance for the region and the
world of solving the “Palestinian problem.”

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Chris Keeley

Why We Should Exit Iraq Now

 Why We Should Exit Iraq Now

By Bill Richardson
Saturday, September 8, 2007; A15

Hillary Clinton
<http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/hillary-clinton/>,
Barack Obama
<http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/barack-obama/>
and John Edwards
<http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/john-edwards/>
have suggested that there is little difference among us on Iraq
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/related/topic/Iraq?tid=informline>.
This is not true: I am the only leading Democratic candidate committed
to getting all our troops out and doing so quickly.

In the most recent debate, I asked the other candidates how many troops
they would leave in Iraq and for what purposes. I got no answers. The
American people need answers. If we elect a president who thinks that
troops should stay in Iraq for years, they will stay for years -- a
tragic mistake.

Clinton, Obama and Edwards reflect the inside-the-Beltway thinking that
a complete withdrawal of all American forces somehow would be
"irresponsible." On the contrary, the facts suggest that a rapid,
complete withdrawal -- not a drawn-out,
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Chris Keeley

Planning for Defeat

An Iraqi whom I will call Ahmed lives in Saidiya, an area in south Baghdad where, in the nineteen-eighties, the regime of Saddam Hussein built large houses for well-connected Army officers, most of them Sunnis. After the American invasion, in 2003, Saidiya became a base of Sunni resistance, but since last year vicious sectarian fighting has divided its streets between Sunni and Shia, with front lines crisscrossing the district; the highway separating Saidiya from the Shiite area of Bayya, to the northwest, now marks an impassable boundary. “It’s just like the Great Wall of China,” Ahmed said, during a recent phone conversation. A graduate of Baghdad University, with a degree in English literature, he worked before the war as a news translator for Iraqi state television.

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Chris Keeley

Hector Mediavilla: The Congolese Sape - 35 color photographs at Zone Zero. "...The arrival of the Fr

http://zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/mediavilla/index.html 

Hector Mediavilla: The Congolese Sape - 35 color photographs at Zone Zero. "...The arrival of the French to the Congo, at the beginning of the 20th Century, brought along the myth of Parisian elegance among the Congolese youth working for the colonialists. Many considered the white man to be superior because of their technology, sophistication and elegance. In 1922, G.A. Matsoua was the first–ever Congolese to return from Paris fully clad as an authentic French gentleman, which caused great uproar and much admiration amongst his fellow countrymen. He was the first Grand Sapeur."
Chris Keeley

Fmr. President Jimmy Carter on “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” Iraq, Greeting the Shah of Iran at

 

Fmr. President Jimmy Carter on “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” Iraq, Greeting the Shah of Iran at the White House, Selling Weapons to Indonesia During the Occupation of East Timor, and More

Monday, September 10th, 2007

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/10/1518224

In his first interview with Democracy Now!, former President Jimmy Carter talks about what led him to write “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”, his controversial book that argues Israel’s settlements in the Occupied Territories are the main barrier to peace. Carter also discusses his regrets over sending arms to Indonesia during the occupation of East Timor and recounts his dealings with the Shah of Iran. The 39th president also assesses the Iraq war and reflects on the 25th anniversary of the Carter Center, which has focused on election monitoring and health initiatives around the world. [includes rush transcript - partial]

 


Today, a conversation with Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States. He served from 1977 to 1981. During his time in the White House, he helped negotiate the Camp David Accords, which secured a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt. After leaving office, Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, founded the Carter Center which - among other things - monitors elections around the world. In 2002, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Carter is also the author of over 20 books. His most recent is also his most controversial - "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." I sat down with former President Carter on Friday at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

  • Former President Jimmy Carter. Thirty-ninth President of the United States.

AMY GOODMAN: Today, a conversation with Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the United States. He served from 1977 to 1981. During his time in the White House, he helped negotiate the Camp David Accords, which secured a lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.

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Chris Keeley

It’s a good night — David Byrne and Cindy Sherman are inside

 It’s a good night — David Byrne and Cindy Sherman are inside




Geordon Nicol, center, is one of the three founders of Misshapes.

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2007/09/10/arts/20070910_MISSHAPES_SLIDESHOW_index.html


The Last Night of Misshapes: Hip, Post-New-Wave and Through

At nearly 4 a.m. on Sunday a guy by the name of Tommy Hottpants was the subject of the last official portrait at the last weekly Misshapes party at Don Hill’s. Posed against a stark white wall, Tommy Hottpants, a sometime D.J. and nightlife promoter, wore a white T-shirt and mugged suggestively for the camera.

His was one of the 800 snapshots that Scott Meriam took throughout that night and morning, documenting the crowd at the reigning downtown It party. Hundreds more fill a new picture book, “Misshapes,” released by MTV Press. “It’s like a yearbook,” Mr. Meriam said.

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