Archive | August, 2010

  • Crossed Out

      Marzieh Vafamehr is an Iranian actress and filmmaker.  Crossed Out is a documentary film about Shahrnush Parsipur, the author of Women without Men, Touba and the Meaning of Night, and Men from Various Civilizations.  Music by Mohsen Namjoo.  This film was released in 2008. | Print  

  • Revealing Moments: Obama, WikiLeaks, the “Good War” Myth, and Silly Liberal Faith in the Emperor

    War Crime Whistleblower in Obama’s Sights, War Criminals Not Private First Class Bradley Manning, a 22-year-old U.S. Army intelligence analyst stationed in Iraq, is being prosecuted by the Obama administration for disclosing a classified video showing American troops murdering civilians in Baghdad from an Apache Attack Helicopter in 2007.  Eleven adults were killed in the […]

  • US Economy: Inventory Accumulation Remains Significant Driver of Growth

    Gross Domestic Product grew at a 2.4 percent annualized rate in the second quarter of 2010.  Final demand from domestic sources contributed 4.12 percentage points to GDP — the largest quarterly contribution to growth since 2003. The largest contributor to final domestic demand came in fixed investment, which grew at a 19.1 percent annualized rate […]

  • Joe Arpaio

    Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.  Cf.  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (to Lou Dobbs): “Well, you know, they call you KKK.  They did me.  I think it’s an honor, right?  It means we’re doing something” (Lou Dobbs Tonight, CNN, 12 November 2007). | Print