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Putting Some Heart Back Into the Discussion of Women's Health - Shadowproof

Putting Some Heart Back Into the Discussion of Women's Health - Shadowproof

I was so impressed by the that Lisa hosted with the remarkable women who made . It’s always a delicate and often radical matter to talk about fundraising and awareness raising around illnesses – and in many ways any challenge to pink ribbon land is a risky undertaking so these women – Ravida Din; , and are my heroes. I hope folks will see and read the superb discussion that took place in the thread .One area I’m concerned about is the way the Komen et all focus has skewed our view of women’s illnesses and health risks. With several dear friends who are breast cancer survivors – as well as...

June 12, 2012
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DiFi and Chuck to Vote Yes on Mukasey - Shadowproof

DiFi and Chuck to Vote Yes on Mukasey - Shadowproof

Feinstein and Schumer will vote for Mukasey according to and theJust hours before Feinstein and Schumer announced their decisions, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman , D-Vermont, announced he would vote against the Mukasey nomination.“No American should need a classified briefing to determine whether waterboarding is torture,” Leahy said. “Waterboarding was used at least as long ago as the Spanish Inquisition. We prosecuted Japanese war criminals for waterboarding after World War II.Feinstein and Schumer’s cave-in follows the rather public admission that the CIA is using “special methods...

November 2, 2007
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New York Times Throws In with Bahrain's MOTUs - Shadowproof

New York Times Throws In with Bahrain's MOTUs - Shadowproof

Photo from Pearl Roundabout, by @AngryArabiya, used with permissionMonday’s New York Times has an article by Ethan Bronner which pleads the anti-democracy case in terms anyone here fighting the Big Bank MOTU’s will find chilling. Titled “,” Bronner tells us:But in the past week or two, the nature of the protest shifted — and so did any hope that demands for change would cross sectarian lines and unite Bahrainis in a cohesive democracy movement. The mainly Shiite demonstrators moved beyond Pearl Square, taking over areas leading to the financial and diplomatic districts of the capital. They...

March 21, 2011
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US Offers Donuts, Not Democracy to Bahraini Activists - Shadowproof

US Offers Donuts, Not Democracy to Bahraini Activists - Shadowproof

#Bahrain takes the fight 2 the man Bhind the curtain. US embassy protest via angryarabiya posted by @NexusIndivulsus from YfrogSeveral :An Obama administration official said the White House has articulated the “same values” in all of the countries caught up in the unrest by calling for rights for demonstrators and “meaningful” reforms. “Our core principles are the same—nonviolence, universal rights and meaningful reform,” the official said. “How to get from here to there is determined by the actions of the people in the various countries.”But it seems that those core principles aren’t so...

March 8, 2011
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BiBi Says US is a Pushover, $2.775 Billion US Dollars Say He's Right - Shadowproof

BiBi Says US is a Pushover, $2.775 Billion US Dollars Say He's Right - Shadowproof

Earlier this week I was reading . In a post titled “The senators from Tel Aviv,” he pointed to the following article which described the recent trip by Sens. Lieberman, McCain and Graham to Israel:There is wide support in Congress for using all means to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power, “through diplomatic and economic sanctions if we possibly can, through military actions if we must,” visiting US Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said Wednesday in Jerusalem.Lieberman, flanked at a Jerusalem press conference by his senate colleagues John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), used very...

July 19, 2010
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Gaddafi Defiant: Blames US, UK for Libyan Uprising; Tells His Supporters to "Make Revolution" - Shadowproof

Gaddafi Defiant: Blames US, UK for Libyan Uprising; Tells His Supporters to "Make Revolution" - Shadowproof

Gaddafi on Liban TV 2/22/11Claiming he hasn’t even started to order the use of bullets yet, reading a list of acts from his “Green Book” that will result in a death sentence, and telling parents to get their children “away from these gangs,” Muammar Gaddafi, still Libya’s nominal leader, has spoken on Libyan State TV. Defiant – and irrational – he blames America and the UK for the current uprising and asks if Libyans want to be “like Somalia.” Saying that this is a war against the US – “do you want to be occupied like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan … do you want to be like Fallujah?” — he...

February 22, 2011
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NYT Catches Up as Obama's Generals Push War for Yemen - Shadowproof

NYT Catches Up as Obama's Generals Push War for Yemen - Shadowproof

It’s nice to see the catch up with the news we were discussing almost two weeks ago, the U.S. military’s plan to pump $1.2 billion dollars more of weapons, fighters and drones into Yemen, .Unfortunately it’s not surprising to see that Eric Schmitt and Scott Shane didn’t include any comments or thoughts from Yemeni sources in their piece. As is all too common for our foreign policy discourse, only American opinions are considered.And what opinions they are.Take Jane Harman:“Yemen is the most dangerous place,” said Representative Jane Harman, a senior California Democrat on the House Homeland...

September 16, 2010
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McChrystal's Afghanistan Report Leaked; Attempts to Push Obama to Escalate War - Shadowproof

McChrystal's Afghanistan Report Leaked; Attempts to Push Obama to Escalate War - Shadowproof

During his Sunday blitz of the news shows, President Obama was very clear that he was still evaluating the next steps for Afghanistan, :"I don’t want to put the resource question before the strategy question," Obama told King. "Because there is a natural inclination to say, if I get more, then I can do more. But right now, the question is, the first question is, are we doing the right thing? Are we pursuing the right strategy?"Apparently General McChrystal and the Petraeus cabal aren’t willing to wait for their Commander in Chief to set the strategy. Prior to the President’s interviews,...

September 21, 2009
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Gaza Update: Israel Whitewashing White Phosphorous - Shadowproof

Gaza Update: Israel Whitewashing White Phosphorous - Shadowproof

Along with the Israeli admitted of the use of , their forces are also using . (link to audio from PRI’s The World of an interview with Human Rights Watch)The Israeli writes:The IDF, in response, explained that they indeed dropped smoke bombs, which contain traces of phosphorus. Nevertheless, the amount of phosphorus is used for smoke bombs, which are allowed under international law.White Phosphorous is legal for use as a smoke bomb but the use of WP as a weapon targeting civilian areas is a violation of international treaties. The US and Israel however have refused to sign those treaties –...

January 13, 2009
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