Press Access to Internet being Censored Journalists at the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere are suffering a loss of internet access as a result of censorship programs that routinely filter out blogging sites such as Boing, Boing. Readers should please let me know if Informed Comment is being routinely blocked by such software.
Archives for June 2006
Western Soldiers writing from Iraq, Then and Now War Post shares letters of soldiers in Iraq back home, from two historical periods. Some letters are from Indian and British soldiers in Iraq in the early twentieth century colonial period. Some are from US soldiers now.
Michigan Peaceworks event on Sunday The internet isn’t very good for narrow-casting, but for my Michigan readers let me draw attention to the following important event. And for everybody, send money to Peaceworks! “BREWING PEACE”: A dinner and silent auction to benefit Michigan Peaceworks Sunday June 25, 5 to 8 pmArbor Brewing Company, 116 E. […]
Shiite Workers Abducted 4 Marines Killed The US military announced that guerrillas killed four US Marines in al-Anbar Province. Some reports said that guerrillas abducted 85 mostly Shiite workers from a factory in a mostly Sunni district of Baghdad. Later reports by Iraqi officials said it had been 30 that were abducted, and that 25 […]
For Outgoing Senator Santorum: Top Ten Ways We Know Saddam Did not Have WMD “There are many Senators whom I hold in a certain respect and would not think of declining to meet socially, if I believed it was the will of God. We have lately sent a United States Senator to the penitentiary, but […]
Kirkuk Governor: Not a Cent from Baghdad! The USG Open Source Center translates an interview with the governor of oil-rich, ethnically turbulent Kirkuk city.
Bombings in Basra, Baghdad US Airstrike Kills 13 at Baqubah A suicide bomber targeted pensioners standing in line in Basra, killing 1 and wounding 5. In Baghdad, a bomber killed 7 and wounded 18 in a market. Al-Zaman/ DPA say that police found 16 corpses in various parts of Iraq. Al-Zaman reports that [Ar.] dozens […]
Rosser Guest Op-Ed: Innocent Kurdish-Americans Victimized by Patriot Act A Travesty of Justice: Oppressing the Kurds of Harrisonburg, Virginia J. Barkley Rosser, Jr. On June 26, three Kurdish men in Harrisonburg, Virginia (Rasheed Qambari, Ahmed Abdullah, and Amir Rashid) will be sentenced for sending money to Iraqi Kurdistan without a license to their families and […]
Iraq Intel Chief Decries Partisanship From the USG Open Source Center, a translation of an interview with Iraq’s intelligence head: ‘ Iraqi Intelligence Chief Al-Shahwani Warns of Danger of Partisan Politics Interview with Iraqi Intelligence Service chief Major General Muhammad al-Shahwani by Sa’d Abbas; place and date not given: “There Will Be Security in the […]