Israeli forces kill another Palestinian girl inside school The killing of a Palestinian schoolgirl is the second such fatality in the area in two days. Israeli troops shot and killed a 65-year-old man who was walking near an army post on Sunday. (via electronic intifada)
Crapical Mass Could I have a rant about how shite Critical Mass was last Friday in London. Firstly, the cycle cops are starting to run the thing; (squashing us up into a bunch, getting unnecessarily lairy at nowt in particular, etc.) Secondly, there were no leaflets, no one dressed up, and one shonky sound system that ran out of juice after about ten minutes. The numbers were good, despite the rain, but the atmos needs to get...well, a bit more spunky to build it up for the summer vibes. Fluffy birds in flouro gear, dedicated propaganda producers, boom-box boys on fuckoff trikes, tacky t-shirt krews, roller blade bimbos, natty-city dudes proving that we are not all crusties..... We need Ya! We need Ya! - 7pm NFT. Last Fri of Month.
djfood.org : 'Everything Has To End...' "On January 18th 2004, Strictly Kev premiered the original 'Raiding The 20th Century' on XFM's 'The Remix' show in London. It was a 40 minute attempt to catalogue the history of cut up music - be it avant garde tape manipulation, turntable megamixes or bastard pop mash ups. It rapidly spread throughout the web and managed to cause a full scale server crash on boomselection.info when they hosted it due to the volume of net traffic. Download the 40 minute MP3.
Dictionaraoke.org - The Singing Dictionary A work of genius - I especially like the version of the Beatles' Michelle( MP3 )...
The Bristolian 101 (4mb PDF) The Bristolian, Bristol's top scandal sheet reaches 100 issues. Nice one ian&jane...
Julien's originals - Samples. Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco joints sampled in House, Hip-hop, and others.
SOS: Students for an Orwellian Society. Students for an Orwellian Society (SOS) is a nationwide student group. Although SOS has always been a nationwide student group, there is evidence to suggest that it first appeared at Columbia University. The mission of SOS is to promote the vision of a society based upon the principles of Ingsoc, first articulated by George Orwell in his prophetic novel, 1984.
Google Video Search Still at testing stage.
Amira Hass - PA town gets female mayor Fathiya Barghouti, 30, arrived for an interview at her new city hall office straight from the bank. There, she had signed documents giving her power of attorney to sign checks for the Western Bnei Zayid municipality, which includes the villages of Beit Rima and Dir Ghassaneh, north of Ramallah. "The first woman in Palestine elected to this post in 5,000 years," a fellow villager laughed proudly.
Chalkwell Ladies Drum n Bass League. Next gig 9 February @ the vibe bar, Brick Lane. Pancake Night with the Chalkwell Ladies...
Balata Film Collective The Balata film production collective (nr nablus) aims to open new channels of communication with the outside world, challenge the mainstream media representations of camp residents and support local Palestinian resistance. Currently, the film collective is working primarily on video shorts to be distributed via the internet.
EducationGuardian.co.uk On top of spin Lobbyists should be on their guard, thanks to a website dedicated to revealing who's in bed with whom. spinwatch.org.uk
Injustice - documentary" I N J U S T I C E documents the horrific loss of life at the hands of the state and it's attempts to cover up these killings. The British police have been responsible for hundreds of deaths and have walked free. ( email@example.com )
World Politics Dominate Top Sundance Awards The American Documentary Jury Prize was given to "Why We Fight," in which director Eugene Jarecki examines the U.S. military industrial complex to show audiences that the system's survival depends on constant world war.
Jo Wilding on Iraq's election (or some of the points not covered by Michael Ignatieff and his ilk) (via media lens)
Ain't It Cool : Harry Knowles Top Films of 2004 Eclectic choice of films here. A few I haven't heard about and wish to check...This dutch musical "yes sir, no sir" sounds like my cup of tea.
Robert Fisk: We'll go on cheering 'democracy' - and the Iraqis will go on dying They were supposed to be preparing for an election, but they are bracing themselves for rivers of blood.
NHS staff angry over the use of armed guards and handcuffs for asylum seekers Workers have said that bosses have done nothing to stop a recurrence and are forcing their staff to degrade asylum seekers by treating them as they would convicted criminals. (via sunday herald)
Boston.com : A company, called "Premier Executive Transport Services" has been tied in with a CIA white private Gulfstream jet with 20 passenger capacity. USA Prisoners or detainees are being transported to foreign locations for interrogation.
These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD -- part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils. His subject is the medico that jabbed him.
Dispatches C4 Monday 31 january 9pm : Undercover reporters use hidden cameras to examine nursing standards in two busy NHS hospitals (one being the RUH in Bath), uncovering inefficiency, poor hygiene and neglect of patients.
The Suicide Bomber Game (via popbitch)
BBC obtains Iraq casualty figures More Civilians Killed By coalition And Iraq Forces Than By Iraqi Resistance: Iraq's Ministry of Health: In the six months ending 1 January 2005, 3,274 Iraqi civilians were killed. Of those deaths, 60% - 2,041 civilians - were killed by the coalition and Iraqi security forces. Insurgent attacks claimed 1,233 lives, and wounded 4,115 people, during the same period. (video link - via information clearing house)
Self Defence with a Cane (part 2) The Safest Way to Meet an Attack with a Spiked Staff or Long Stick when you are only Armed with an Ordinary Walking Stick. (via boing boing)
Suicide @ the electric ballroom : review "They subsequently advertised their first gigs as "punk music" years before punk. It took five years for them to provoke any response that resembled encouragement - from The New York Dolls - and they became a part of the scene based around the club CBGBs in 1976."
Media ownership in the UK. Good research as of Dec 1999.
Haaretz - Israel News - The army can t close Gaza checkpoints - they were already closed. Israel's announcement that it is closing the three checkpoints around the Gaza Strip in the wake of last Thursday's terror attack at the Karni crossing has created the impression that all the crossings have been open recently. This, however, is not the case.
Monsanto Suing Farmers Over Piracy Issues. Monsanto Co.'s "seed police" snared soy farmer Homan McFarling in 1999, and the company is demanding he pay it hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged technology piracy. McFarling's sin? He saved seed from one harvest and replanted it the following season, a revered and ancient agricultural practice.
a report from Gaza that drew criticism from opposing lobbies . A report on the foreign news pages of the Guardian on January 5, headed "Seven children die in crossfire as Israelis target suspected militants", drew complaints from pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian email lobbies. The complaints from the pro-Israeli side came predominantly, but not entirely, from the honestreporting.com lobby. The group says it has 100,000 subscribers. Its attention is directed at any media organisation, or individual journalist, who, in its view, has unfairly, inaccurately or inadequately reported on the Middle East to the detriment of Israel.
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Sharon severs links with new Palestinian leader amid claims of election coercion - [Sunday Herald]. MAHMOUD Abbas was sworn in as the new Palestinian president at a ceremony in the West Bank town of Ramallah yesterday amid renewed violence in the Gaza Strip. As the ceremony took place, Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, while militants seriously injured a three-year-old Israeli boy in Gaza and a 15-year-old girl in an Israeli border town.
steve bell archive @ the guardian
Islam Online- News SectionIsrael Kills 11 Palestinians, Forms Coalition Cabinet.
Just testing this baby out. Looking for a quote recently and found this website - http://en.thinkexist.com/ Came across this well known Goebels quote... ""If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.""