Thursday, October 20, 2005

Transparency International says Kuwait is one notch more corrupt than it was last year...but we knew that didn't we?
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Guardian journalist abducted in Baghdad
Rory Carroll..33 years old.

"He volunteered for the assignment and his coverage has been critical of the US-led coalition"
That's another journalist critical of the occupation gone missing..
CPJ's coverage of attacks on Journalists in Iraq---RSF'S News agencies targeted by Iraqi and US troops---RSF's special on Iraq
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As of news Friday the 21st-Rory Carroll has been freed
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Coverage of the Saddam Trial at the Guardian--'I am the president of Iraq. I do not recognise this court' ---Watch with Real or Qtime---The who's who of the trial in pictures---BBC Coverage

To understand what is going on Please read :

Saddam and Iraq on trial

Read the piece from IHT written by the director of Human Rights Watch"Give Iraq Justice Not Vengeance"

A useful piece from FindLaw about the controversy surrounding the trial

Legal Lynching Of Saddam Hussein
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Word of the day:
Kangaroo Court: An unfair trial in which the rights of the accused and precepts of justice are ignored and the outcome is usually known beforehand.
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The death toll of the earthquake reaches 80,000..say that out loud, slowly..then see here
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Reading list:
Laws for a secret state without any safeguards Sydney Morning Herald
The lies of war-Eduardo Galeano (I say again, Eduardo Galeano, so read it)

4 comments:

twisted.ae said...

Love this blog...keep up the good work:-)

kwtia said...

Twisted, thanks for that..Great timing, I really needed to hear/read something nice just now...
Hello's to all at Secret Arabian's :)

Shurouq said...

I haven't read Galeano's Memory of Fire yet!

Just wanted to drop a Hi
Hope you're doing well :*

kwtia said...

SHUROUQ!!
So nice to see you here!! walhaneen 3aleich tara, very very much..all the bloggers..hope you're well..
I recommend 'Upside Down', and also 'days and nights of love and war'..
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