September 21st, 2007

Chris Keeley

it turned its criticism squarely back on the Senate, accusing it of "spending time cracking down on

it turned its criticism squarely back on the Senate, accusing it of "spending time cracking down on a newspaper ad" after failing on Wednesday to pass a bill lengthening the home leaves of U.S. troops fighting in Iraq, a bipartisan measure that some regarded as pressuring Bush into limiting the redeployment of U.S. forces.

MoveOn Unmoved By Furor Over Ad Targeting Petraeus

By Perry Bacon Jr.
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, September 21, 2007; A01


A few weeks before Army Gen. David H. Petraeus's much-anticipated testimony on Iraq, the leadership of, the Internet-based liberal group that has rallied its 3 million members around the country to oppose the war, decided on a change in strategy.

Rather than making another appeal to moderate Republicans to join Senate Democrats in passing an antiwar resolution, they would take on the credibility of Petraeus himself. Their weapon, they decided in conjunction with Fenton Communications, its Washington-based public relations firm, would be an ad in the New York Times that provocatively played off his name with this question in large letters: "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?"

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The Blackwater company is considered 100 percent guilty through this investigation,” the report conc

The Blackwater company is considered 100 percent guilty through this investigation,” the report concludes.

Guards’ Shots Not Provoked, Iraq Concludes

BAGHDAD, Sept. 21 — Iraq’s Ministry of Interior has concluded that employees of a private American security firm fired an unprovoked barrage in the shooting last Sunday in which at least eight Iraqis were killed and is proposing a radical reshaping of the way American diplomats and contractors here are protected.

In the first comprehensive account of the day’s events, the ministry said that security guards for Blackwater USA, a company that guards all senior American diplomats here, fired on Iraqis in their cars in midday traffic.

The document concludes that the dozens of foreign security companies here should be replaced by Iraqi companies, and that a law that has given the companies immunity for years be scrapped.

Four days after the shooting, American officials said they were still preparing their own forensic analysis of what

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Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama -

Untitled Daido Moriyama... Untitled (from the series 'Kyoku/Erotica', 2007, silver print, 27,6 x 41,5 cm, signed). From the exhibition Daido Moriyama 'Kyoku / Erotica' at Galerie Priska Pasquer in Cologne, Germany. "...'Kyoku / Erotica' is Galerie Priska Pasquer’s second exhibition to be devoted exclusively to the work of Japanese artist Daido Moriyama. The exhibition will feature photographs from the series entitled 'Kyoku / Erotica', which was published in book form in 2007. (The word 'Kyoku' can be translated as 'danger zone'). The 'Kyoku / Erotica' series brings together photographs from cities such as Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Bangkok, Cologne, Buenos Aires and Sydney. The title of the exhibition – 'Kyoku / Erotica' – reflects Daido Moriyama's ambivalent perception of the world. For Daido Moriyama, the world is both a danger zone and a minefield of sexual tension, a mixture of danger and allure."
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Unwinding in the Capital of the Woodstock Nation

Unwinding in the Capital of the Woodstock Nation 

Havens | Bethel, N.Y.

Life in Sullivan County 


Three for Sale 

Bethel, N.Y. 

Bethel, N.Y.

Unwinding in the Capital of the Woodstock Nation

IN August 1969, Bethel, N.Y., was a once-in-a-lifetime weekend getaway for some 400,000 people who swarmed Max Yasgur’s 600-acre farm for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair to hear rock acts like the Who, Jimi Hendrix and Country Joe McDonald.

These days, Bethel is among the fastest-growing towns in Sullivan County, town officials say, and has a thriving second-home community; its full-time population of just over 4,500 expands to about 10,000 in late spring, summer and early fall. Second-home owners are drawn because it’s only about a hundred miles from Manhattan and because of its many lakes and ponds and the availability of land for development.

The rural town includes the hamlets of White Lake, Kauneonga Lake, Smallwood, Bethel, Mongaup Valley, Briscoe and parts of Swan Lake. And while Woodstock patted itself on the back as three days of peace and music, most of those heading to Bethel today care much more about the peace (and quiet) and not quite as much about buzz saw electric guitars.

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Free jena Six

Free Jena Six

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Spirit of Washington , Washington DC 9.21.2007