There hasnāt been a drop of water in the faucets for six days. six days. Even at the beginning of the occupation, when the water would disappear in the summer, there was always a trickle that would come from one of the pipes in the garden. Now, even that is gone. Weāve been purchasing bottles of water (the price has gone up) to use for cooking and drinking. Forget about cleaning. Itās really frustrating because everyone cleans house during Eid. Itās like a part of the tradition. The days leading up to Eid are a frenzy of mops, brooms, dusting rags and disinfectant. The cleaning makes one feel like there's room for a fresh start. It's almost as if the house and its inhabitants are being reborn. Not this year. Weāre managing just enough water to rinse dishes with. To bathe, we have to try to make-do with a few liters of water heated in pots on kerosene heaters.
January 23, 2005
From Greg Palast's comments on the inauguration:
Franklin Roosevelt said in his inaugural, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." But he didn't have Dick Cheney creating from his bunker a government which is little more than a Wal-Mart of Fear: midnight snatchings of citizens for uncharged crimes, wars to hunt for imaginary weapons aimed at Los Angeles, DNA data banks of kids and grandmas, the Chicken Little sky-is-falling social security spook-show, and shoe-searches in airports. Fear is your only product.
But, dear Reader, there's one cold statistic Kerry voters must face. The fact that Republicans monkeyed with the votes in swing states doesn't wash away that big red stain: 59 million Americans marched to the polls and voted for George W. Bush.
Because if 59 million Americans agreed with George Bush that every millionaire's son, like him, shouldn't have to pay inheritance taxes; that sucking up to Saudi petrocrats constitutes a foreign policy; that killing Muslims in Mesopotamia will make them less inclined to kill us in Manhattan; that turning over social security to the casino operators that gave us Enron, WorldCom and world depression is smart economics; then, fine, Mr. Bush deserves the job. But most Americans, bless'm, don't actually believe any of that hokum. YET MOST STILL VOTED FOR HIM!
January 22, 2005
A Day of Action for Women's Lives
Stand Up for Reproductive Justice!
Stop the Anti-Choice Right wing!
RALLY AT POWELL & MARKET
MARCH TO EMBARCADERO AND LINE THE RIGHTWING'S ROUTE
MEET AT AQUATIC PARK (near Fort Mason) FOR COUNTER DEMONSTRATION
Look for the Green ĪWeāll never go back bannerā at the rally and counter demonstration. Wear Green!
January 22nd, 2005 will be the 32nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade court decision that established a constitutional right to reproductive freedom in the United States. The right-wing is seizing upon this day to advance their agenda against women's rights.
"Walk for Life West Coast", an anti-choice event, is organizing a march in San Francisco. Letās show them that their right wing, anti-women agenda is not welcome in our community.
This is the same agenda that criminalizes immigrants, denies same-sex marriage, and denounces queer people and their families. Let us take this opportunity to re-affirm our commitment to justice and dignity for all people.
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