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daily archive: 06/25/2005
zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
'I hate your country'
American students in Australia have been facing hostility, harassment and verbal abuse, prompting some of them to quit their university studies: Students quit over anti-US slurs
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zorkmidden in Discarded Lies:
Recording a Genocide
The memories of the last survivors of the Armenian genocide are caught on tape in the largest oral history project in the Armenian community. I understand that these projects are difficult to finance but it's sad that we let all this time pass without recording these people's experiences.
Samuel Kadorian shakes his head in frustration, sheepishly shrugs his shoulders and mutters "old age, old age," when he can't remember the maiden name of his beloved wife, Mary. But sitting in his Sherman Oaks apartment, the 98-year-old vividly recalls a horrific memory from 1915, when he was just 8, and Armenians were rounded up in Turkey: A baby wouldn't stop crying, he said, so one Turkish soldier threw the infant up into the air and another caught the child on his bayonet.

Those memories will never be erased, said Kadorian, one of the last survivors of what is known as the Armenian Genocide - the organized killing of 1.5 million Armenians in Ottoman Turkey beginning in 1915.

"I can't take it out," said the frail man, pointing to his head. "I may forgive them, but forget - never, never, never."
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ev and zorkie in Discarded Lies:
Dances With Typos' 33rd Annual 20th Birthday Party Thread
Happy Birthday Dances With Typos! zorkie googled for "images of sexy 50 year old men" to give everyone an idea of how sexy you are but apparently there aren't any. Well, that's all right, Google may not think you're sexy, but we do.


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evariste in Discarded Lies:
Open Season on PIJ
According to the Jerusalem Post, due to ceasefire violations, it's open season on Islamic Jihad. They're also waging psychological warfare, trying to win the Palestinian population over. Good.
Dear Palestinian citizen,

Did you know? Israel's assistance to the Palestinian population since January 2005 includes allowing more than 6,000 laborers to enter Israel daily for work and issuing over 1,000 permits that allow laborers to sleep in Israel.

The Islamic Jihad is investing all its resources in order to harm those activities. Their actions harm the economy and welfare of the Palestinian people in addition to attempts to restore stability.

Don't let the Islamic Jihad harm your livelihood and children's future.

Islamic Jihad has been the focus of the IDF as of late as over 52 of the group's operatives were arrested overnight Monday.

Central Command's head of operations, Lt.Col. Erez Winner, told the Jerusalem Post that the fatal terror shooting in Bakka A Sharkiya on Monday morning in which Yvgeny Reider was killed by Islamic Jihad gunmen, was the straw that broke the camel's back, and the deciding factor that caused the army to change its strategy towards the Islamic Jihad.

The recent escalation in violence by Islamic Jihad operatives has required the army to change its strategy he said. "Now, any Islamic Jihad operative who we receive information on will be dealt with the same way as those before the understandings reached at Sharm," he said. "Monday's attack gave us the green light to go ahead," he said.
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evariste in Discarded Lies:
Musharraf buys F-16s, sells out Pakistani women
Nick Kristof has a capital idea! The 11-Year-Old Wife - New York Times
When Pakistan's prime minister visits next month, President Bush will presumably use the occasion to repeat his praise for President Pervez Musharraf as a bold leader "dedicated in the protection of his own people." Then they will sit down and discuss Mr. Bush's plan to sell Pakistan F-16 fighter jets capable of carrying nuclear weapons.

But here's a suggestion: How about the White House dropping word that before the prime minister arrives, he first return the passport of Mukhtaran Bibi, the rape victim turned human-rights campaigner, so that she can visit the United States?

Despite Mr. Bush's praise, General Musharraf shows more commitment to his F-16's than to his people. Now he's paying the price. Visiting New Zealand the last few days, he was battered by questions about why he persecuted a rape victim, forcing him to cancel interviews.

Pakistani newspapers savaged him for harming Pakistan's image. And the blogosphere has taken up Ms. Mukhtaran's case, with more than 100 blogs stirring netizens to send blizzards of e-mails to Pakistani consulates or to join protests planned for Wednesday and Thursday at Pakistani offices in New York and Washington.

Yet it's crucial to remember that Ms. Mukhtaran is only a window into a much larger problem - the neglect by General Musharraf's government of the plight of women and girls.


On average, a woman is raped every two hours in Pakistan, and two women a day die in honor killings.


So while meeting the Pakistani prime minister, Mr. Bush could discuss not only F-16's, but also repeal of the hudood laws. And Mr. Bush could invite Ms. Mukhtaran to the Oval Office as well, both to hail a genuine Pakistani hero and to spotlight the goals of ordinary Pakistanis - not fighter aircraft but simple justice.
Damn straight.

The more I read Kristof, the more I like him. Unlike Thomas Friedman, whose ideas are flatulent and shallow.
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evariste in Discarded Lies:
PA to pay pensions, unemployment benefits
I think this is a very good move. As the PA starts to act more like a government, rivals like Hamas that are shadow governments-in-waiting will seem like a less credible alternative.
For the first time since its establishment, the Palestinian Authority will begin paying out unemployment allowances and retirement pensions, PA Finance Minister Salam Fiyad announced Wednesday.

Fiyad said that at the start of June, the PA began collecting social security fees from Palestinian citizens, and by the end of the month the first payments would be made to some 40,000 unemployed Palestinians and some 400,000 living below the poverty line, Israel Radio reported. The PA's poverty line stands at NIS 1,600 per month per six-member family.
A shekel is worth about 20 cents, so the Palestinian poverty level for a six-member household is about a $300/month income.
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kianb in Pahlaver:
US Hi-Tech Firm Serves As Mullahs' Web Filtering Machine
Commercial software developed by US companies is being use to censor online content in a growing number of countries in the middle east, says a new study.

Iran is one of the world’s most pervasive censorship regimes, says the OpenNet Initiative’s (ONI) Internet Filtering in Iran [pdf], emphasising that the country uses Secure Computing’s SmartFilter as the primary means of blocking both internationally-hosted sites in English and Iranian sites in local languages.

"Along with China, Iran has committed to adapting its filtering practices with changes in Internet technology, which suggests that the cat and mouse game between those who would speak freely and those who would stop them is bound to continue," states John Palfrey, executive director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
"Our report on Iranian filtering of the Internet shows that not only are freedom of speech and access to information under threat, but that there is a growing commercial market for the technologies that diminish them," says Ronald Deibert, director of the citizen lab at the University of Toronto.

"By providing filtering systems to non-democratic regimes, the US company, Secure Computing, is complicit in Iranian breaches of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

"This thriving Internet censorship market - spread like a virus from China to Iran to an increasing number of countries worldwide - calls into question not only the trumpeted slogans of high-tech firms that the Internet represents 'freedom' and 'connectivity,' but simplistic divisions between 'us' and 'them' as well."
SmartFilter in Net censor study

OpenNet: Internet Filtering in Iran

Update by evariste: the company has issued a statement about this.

Secure Computing Does Not Sell Filtering to Iran

Please see this news story, "Mullahs censoring internet with "illegal and unauthorized" software," http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_7787.shtml

Below is our official statement:

Secure Computing has sold no licenses to any entity in Iran, and any use of Secure's software by an ISP in Iran has been without Secure Computing's consent and is in violation of Secure Computing's End User License Agreement. We have been made aware of ISPs in Iran making illegal and unauthorized attempts to use of our software. Secure Computing is actively taking steps to stop this illegal use of our products. Secure Computing Corporation is fully committed to complying with the export laws, policies and regulations of the United States. It is Secure Computing's policy that strict compliance with all laws and regulations concerning the export and re-export of our products and/or technical information is required. Unless authorized by the U.S. Government, Secure Computing Corporation prohibits export and reexport of Secure products, software, services, and technology to Iran and destinations subject to U.S. embargoes or trade sanctions.

David Burt, Public Relations Manager
Secure Computing®
1-206-336-1541 (Direct Phone)
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