fix articles 283076, national library
CELEBRATING JOSE RIZAL (tags)
Prof Lim's review of E. San Juan's radical interpretation of Rizal in SISA'S VENGEANCE (amazon.com) focuses on Rizal's view of women as actual/potential agencies in the national liberation struggle of the Philippines from Spanish colonialism and U.S. imperialism. Dec. 30 marks the anniversary of Rizal's execution by the Spanish colonial govt., making him the national hero of the Filipino people.
REMEMBERING JOSE RIZAL AND SISA, THE ANTI-POSTCOLONIAL DIFFEREND (tags)
June 19 this year marks the 53rd anniversary of the Philippines' national hero Jose Rizal's birthday. In Nov 1884, Rizal joined mass demonstrations in Madrid to protest the government's repressive policies. He wrote to his family:"Filipinos are dishonored, entrapped, debased, opposed and tyrannized," so he had to disguise himself three times. The following review centers on Rizal's ideas and Sisa, the character in Rizal's novel, who symbolizes the "wretched of the earth," discussed in E. San Juan's book, SISA'S VENGEANCE (available at amazon.com & createspace).
No trace found for thousands of manuscripts U.S. troops discovered in 2003 (tags)
...there were about 50,000 manuscripts in the national library which were all moved to the cellar. The collection, he added, was “the largest and the most valuable in the whole Middle East.”
Iraqi archivist demands US return seized documents (tags)
Millions of historical documents seized by US occupation forces from Iraqi archives remain held in the United States by the CIA and the Pentagon and must, under international law, be returned to Iraq, Dr. Saad Eskander, the director of the Iraqi National Library and Archive in Baghdad, told an audience at Columbia University in New York City on November 12.
A Review of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis (tags)
A review of how the US is passing from a republic to tyranny
Academic Collapse and Bureaucratic Despotism in Argentine Culture. Letter to Kirchner (tags)
In order to reach an international audience the Document has to be written in the english language, and to avoid its contamination with apocryphal signatures a neutral institution like PetitionOnline has to be searched. The lack of a free academic discussion of that deficit --due to a climate of fear-- is not possible within CONICET, neither in the rest of institutions that are concerned with education and culture. The present invitation has been signed by a committee of six members.
POPE DEAD; GIVE ISRAEL AND THE JEWS BACK THEIR PROPERTY (tags)
It looks at how the Vatican stole Jewish property for centuries. It then calls on the Vatican to make restitution and points out that Israel is the proper address for that restitution.
Poor Sean Hannity (tags)
Well, what can you expect from an immature groupie? Every time he tries to think, his face reflects the pain of the effort. But he really showed his emptiness recently when he said that criticism of the United States failing to guard the Iraqi National Museum was — you guessed it — just left-wing soreheads who are mad that President Bush's war has been so successful.
Vindication is no Consolation (tags)
The protection by US troops of the Oil Ministry in Baghdad while allowing the looting of the National Museum is a vivid illustration of the real reason for the war, but it is no consolation to the suffering and maimed Iraqi children.
Theft Iraqi Antiquities By Ann Talbot (tags)
The US reluctance to act cannot be explained by any lack of warning. Professional archaeologists and art historians had told the Pentagon of the danger of looting beforehand. Dr. Irving Finkel of the British Museum told Channel 4 that the looting was "entirely predictable and could easily have been stopped."