In order to make the maintenance of my links page easier I have setup my own little directory a la Yahoo. Enjoy and feel free to submit some links.
“In War, It’s Power to the President” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A55391-2001Nov19.html), a 11/20/01 article by Dana Milbank from the Washington Post details how the power hungry administration is getting rid of “democracy”.
“Moving toward a police state (or have we already arrived?)” (http://www.counterpunch.org/ratner5.html) , a column by Mike Ratner at counterpunch.org explains how the administration has curtailed and / or taken away our civil liberties.
Although I find their impact questionable, statements opposing the administration’s moves have been made by members of congress have been made. Read Rep. John Coyer’s statement at http://www.house.gov/conyers/pr111601.htm and Sen. Patrick Leahy’s statement at http://leahy.senate.gov/press/200111/111401.html .
This news item is based on a news snippet from Wired News written by Declan McCullagh and can be found at http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,48571,00.html
Steve Lamacq at Radio 1 recently did a great interview with Noel reflecting on Oasis’ history. Get it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/alt/lamacq_features/noel_gallagher_oct2001/index.shtml
For a few months now I’ve been into the band Starsailor from the UK. Especially here in the US they are still unknown even though they’ve had massive success in the UK. Check out their website at http://www.starsailor.net or even better check out their album ‘Love is here’ or any of their singles, it’s all absolutely amazing material!
So those aid workers have been freed. Good. I still doubt their innocence though. Unlike the apparent majority of the people in this country I dare to criticize Christianity. I believe it is indeed possible that those aid workers were crusading and trying to force their beliefs on people in Afghanistan. I agree that what was done to them was very wrong technically speaking, but if you go breaking some community’s law by participating in an activity that that community’s government deems illegal or offensive, don’t be surprised if they punish you. Aid in the form of food, shelter or loans is fine, but trying to give people something they already have in another form, in this case Islam as their religion, is just wrong. They are perfectly happy with the religion they have. Abusing their otherwise needy situation is just cruel. It’s also a great contradiction: On one hand’s side help is given and on the other property is destroyed. Stop your abuse! If the president wasn’t a Christian himself I’m sure something more could be done, emphasis on could. That’s an entirely different story though…
Yes, terrorism should be extinguished, but not by restricting people’s freedom, taking away their privacy and human rights and discriminating against foreigners the way the Bush administration is doing it.
Well, after moving servers a while ago and losing all my archives (grr!) the news are now back up. So here’s a warning: Do not open an account with PCISD (www.pcisd.net). They may delete your account without giving you a chance to recover your files and even have rude support staff at times.