Linkage: March 2003 Archives

"Baghdad resident Taha Sabri, killed Monday in a U.S. air strike on his city, would have loved the eventual liberation of Iraq and establishment of democracy, had he lived to see it, his grieving widow said." Yes, there is a special war edition of The Onion.

Kottke has great photos from yesterday's march.

I love my State Senator, Tom Duane.

The Lord and Taylor on why people go to war

Minutes before the speech, an internal television monitor at the White House showed the President pumping his fist.

"Feels good," he said.

Moscow Bombing, July 1941 by Margaret Bourke-White, via gmtPlus9.

Go read Digby on why protests are important.

Casual snapshots of Iraqi people.

Some celebrities are going to demonstrate their commitment to peace at the Oscars by wearing expensive jewelry with diamonds.

Word of the day: menschy

Go read Matt Stoller on the Administration's 'audacious' plan to rebuild Iraq using private American construction companies rather than multilateral organizations with experience in nation-building in the Balkans and Afghanistan.

Michael Moore's web site has the new anti-war video he directed for System of a Down. Make sure you watch all the way to the end.

Robin Cook, leader of the House of Commons, resigns from Blair's cabinet.
Update: He receives a standing ovation from the Commons after making his statement.

Bush vs. Tic-Tacs. You decide.

Server problems solved, Bazima returns with a post about her trip to Florida.

A University of Washington law professor says Bush may already be guilty of international law because of our treatment of captured Al Qaeda prisoners. Go read the letter the NY Times decided not to publish.

The former head of the Pacific Stock Exchange was arrested in San Francisco blocking traffic in the financial district to protest war with Iraq.

An American peace protester, Rachel Corrie aged 23, was killed by an IDF bulldozer in Gaza. Update: CNN article.

I love Naples. A scuffle broke out in front of the Naples Cathedral between supporters of the Bourbon and Savoy royal families, preventing members of the Italian royal family (Savoy) from attending mass.

Something else to worry about? A new deadly flu appears in Asia.

At some point reporters have to decide whether they are journalists or whores.

Those are just the sort of people that make me cringe while traveling in Europe.

Who says Homeland Security can't be funny?

If he's so pro-American and anti-international law, why is Richard Perle suing the New Yorker's Seymour Hersh for libel in the UK?

Sofitel removes French flags from hotels.

Remember the story about Iraq possibly getting material for a dirty bomb from Nigeria? Which company "lost" the material in the first place? Cheney's own Halliburton.

Government agencies opened a package mailed between two Associated Press reporters last September and seized a copy of an eight-year-old unclassified FBI lab report without obtaining a warrant or notifying the news agency. [via Atrios]

Get Your War On 21 has arrived.

The U.S. and Pakistan are now involved in kidnapping and interrogating children.

British news sites are seeing unprecedented traffic from US readers as Americans turn to Old Europe for Real News. [via Boing Boing]

Go look at Alec Soth's photos on ArtKrush.

The Washington Post's "Style Columnist" wonders whether Bush was a bit medicated for his pseudo-press conference.

Two prisoners who died while being held for interrogation at the US military base in Afghanistan had apparently been beaten, according to a military pathologist's report. A criminal investigation is now under way into the deaths which have both been classified as homicides.

The Financial Times says Bush's economic policy is lunacy.

A man was arrested at an Albany-area mall for wearing a "Give Peace a Chance" t-shirt.

More immoral Republicans: Janet Rehnquist, daughter of U.S. Chief Justice William Rehnquist, is stepping down as inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services, in the face of allegations of professional misconduct, several sources told CNN Tuesday.

Get Your Sad On: A tribute to Mr. Rogers.

The Village Voice has photographs of New York Daily News photographer Susan Watts getting knocked down at the intersection of 53rd Street and Third Avenue on February 15, 2003 while covering the anti-war rally. Yes, she was knocked to the ground by NYPD officers.

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