Archive for April, 2009

Save them!

Posted in ANALYSIS on April 30, 2009 by aelag
Let’s all help!
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History of Palestine

It is a common myth that the conflict in this area is thousands of years old. This fact sheet will help to explain the roots of
the conflict dating back to the late 1800s.

Occupation and deprivation of basic human rights are examples of the ongoing crimes that Israel is committing against the indigenous Palestinian population.
This fact sheet summarizes the more grievous incidents that have occurred in recent years.

US Support for Israel

The US pledges unwavering support for all Israeli activity through political and financial means. Without this support Israel would be forced
to submit to international law. This fact sheet highlights how the US taxpayer is funding the ongoing human rights violations and war crimes committed by

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Posted in ANALYSIS on April 28, 2009 by aelag
People are thoroughly fed up with American Military arrogance.
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Zimerman appears to have been upset by Barack Obama’s decision, announced this month, to maintain the Bush-era policy of installing a missile defence shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.

“Yes,” Zimerman responded with derision, “some people when they hear the word military start marching.”

“Get your hands off my country,” Zimerman told the stunned crowd in a denunciation of US plans to install a missile defence shield on Polish soil. Some people cheered, others yelled at him to shut up and keep playing. A few dozen walked out, some of them shouting obscenities.

So he triggered more than the usual rumble of discomfort when he raised his voice in the closing stages of a recital at Los Angeles’ Disney Hall on Sunday night and announced he would no longer perform in the United States in protest against Washington’s military policies.

‘Get your hands off my country’ … Krystian Zimerman’s outburst stunned the crowd. Photograph: Grzegorz Michalowski/EPA/Corbis

Krystian Zimerman
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William Blake

Posted in ANALYSIS, THE WAY OF THE WORLD on April 28, 2009 by aelag
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Thanks Seosamh Dalzell

Posted in ANALYSIS, Passing Comments, THE WAY OF THE WORLD on April 28, 2009 by aelag
Waiting for an answer
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To God—
If you have formed a Circle to go into
Go into it yourself & see how you would do

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Posted in ANALYSIS, THE WAY OF THE WORLD on April 20, 2009 by aelag
No wonder Iran is wary of foreigners.
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The Anglo-Russian agreement and The Quajar Empire map
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Some Rock!

Posted in ANALYSIS on April 20, 2009 by aelag
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Tocamos la Roca... by Nukamari.
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Something positive from Venezuela.

Posted in ANALYSIS on April 20, 2009 by aelag
Things are a-changing!
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Gustavo Dudamel conductsI emerged emotionally exhausted from what was undoubtedly one of the most incredible musical experiences I have ever had.

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela have been celebrated on every media platform all week.

But nothing prepares you for the real thing. The sound, the energy, the scale, the vision, combine to seize your soul like nothing else.

The energy and the scale of the noise, together with the balletic exuberance, drew the emotions across the hall. The music opened with vibrant Latin American pieces before making way for Stravinsky’s incredible Rite of Spring.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts
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Posted in ANALYSIS on April 18, 2009 by aelag
Once again America screws it up.
Before we all know it there will be another civil war in Iraq. Both sides are American allies armed and trained by US forces.
It is almost like a bad Hollywood comedy.
The US forces occupy a country and then don’t know what to do, killing and destruction they do know, peace they have no idea.
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The crackdown
by Iraqi security forces on the Sunni Arab militiamen, known
as the Awakenings (sahwat) in Arabic and referred to as
the Sons of Iraq by the US military, pitted two ostensible US
allies against one another. Together with arrests of other prominent
militia leaders and the concrete timeline for the drawdown of
US troops, the confrontations have raised questions as to whether
some among these armed Sunni Arab factions are ready to return
to insurgency in response to their treatment by Maliki’s government.
The fate of the sahwat is but one aspect of a larger struggle
over the nature of the Iraqi state and its component parts —
a struggle in which the United States is increasingly relegated
to a subsidiary role. This latest phase of the intra-Iraqi wrangling
that dates back almost to the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime,
could tip the country back into sectarian civil war and complicate
Obama’s efforts to extricate the US military from Iraq.
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politicians beware !

Posted in ANALYSIS, Current Affairs, Passing Comments, REFLECTIONS, THE WAY OF THE WORLD on April 6, 2009 by aelag



Monday, April 06, 2009


“…It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches, and would like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.

“Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you? Is there one vice you do not possess? Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth?

“Ye sordid prostitutes, have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d; your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean Stable, by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings, and which by God’s help and the strength He has given me, I now come to do.

“I command ye, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart immediately out of this place! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. You have sat here too long for the good you do. In the name of God, go!”