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Friday, October 16, 2009

10 Amazing Facts About Worldwide Water Use

Bidding war for Mandela's astonishing archive By Sam Jones, Alison Flood on World news
• Papers to take Frankfurt book fair by storm• Collection affords glimpse into 'my mind and past'
Although the three calculations jotted on the back of a piece of paper do not look like much, the neat rows of black figures offer an elegantly brutal precis of one of the most remarkable lives of the 20th century. The first reveals the number of years the writer spent in prison (28); the second, how old he was when the law caught up with him (44), and the third, the age at which he was released (72). The sums would be of scant interest were it not for the fact that the man measuring out his life in ink that day was Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

10 Amazing Facts About Worldwide Water Use By Tina McCarthy- Find out facts like how many million gallons per day the Tiger Woods Golf Course uses or the amount of water you can save by cutting your shower just one minute.

Iraq's Missing Iraqis In Behind the News - David Finkel’s book The Good Soldiers, about the experiences of a US Army battalion during the surge in Iraq, is getting standout reviews. The Good Soldiers "captures the surreal horror of war,” Michiko Kakutani wrote in The New York Times last week, comparing the book to Michael Herr's Dispatches. Finkel, she added, “does a vivid job of conveying...

NYT: 'FAIR Had a Point': Paper's public editor agrees with activists - In response to FAIR's September 22 action alert, New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt agreed (10/11/09) that the paper's September 20 article about Medicare for all excluded supporters of a single-payer healthcare system.

Media Lies And The War Drive Against Iran By John Pilger John Pilger compares the current drum-beating for war against Iran, based on a fake nuclear threat, with the manufacture of a sense of false crisis that led to invasion of Iraq and the deaths of 1.3 million people

Is Canada More Pro-Israel Than the United States? By Yves Engler - "No other country in the world has demonstrated such full understanding of us," says Ultra-Right Wing Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of Canada.

CNN Must Drop Dobbs By Kos - It's ugly stuff, and CNN can't ignore it forever. The network has a choice. Either attract Latino viewers, or alienate them. It certainly can't do both.

Obama Administration Accused Again of Concealing Bush-Era Crimes By Matt Renner -Listening in on attorney-client conversations is "unlawful and unconstitutional," according to Obama. So why is the Justice Department arguing in favor of the practice?

Book review: Orientalism and Islamophobia in the American left - In Art, Music & Culture
Steven Salaita's new collection of political essays, The Uncultured Wars, Arabs, Muslims and the Poverty of Liberal Thought exposes orientalism and Islamophobia on the American left. Joseph Shahadi reviews for The Electronic Intifada.

Tony Blair and the business of covering up war crimes - In Opinion/Editorial -
On 7 October 2009, Tony Blair gave a lecture at a New York university. In responding to an unexpectedly direct student question, he publicly joined, for the first time, the US and Israeli Zionist consensus rejecting the Goldstone report. Jim Holstun comments for The Electronic Intifada.


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