UNBELIEVABLE-never heard reporting like this woman from Cairo. I actually know now what I might know if I was there.
HERE IS THE INTERVIEW LINK
Ethar El-Katatney shows us what REPORTING really IS. There is so little and we are so hungry for it.
This is the best piece of reporting I have seen in decades by a 24 year old Egyptian journalist who sounds American but never visited here until 2 months ago.
“Egypt remains as traditional as ever,with entrenched powers and conflicting sectarian interests still very much in existence”
MT At the Macy’s parade, my 10-y.o. daughter says, “The Occupy Wall Street people should have a float.”
I Thank ‘America’ for pioneering good plumbing, for Campbell’s original tomato soup, for soft toilet paper, for The New Yorker, for Teddy Roosevelt, for Walt Whitman and Emily, for poor Hart Crane,
and for the desktop computer. I thank Europe for CERN, for whip cream, for Scandinavia, for Cafés, for kultur?, for parks, greenery and flowers
“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” ~ Native American Saying v
I give thanks for the Egyptian police, for Lt John Pike, for the meanness of MittR, & for all the other sadistic people in this world.
On this Thanksgiving, I ask for a softer world.
An amazing resource of almost 200 articles on the Arab revolutions, covering everything from geopolitics to social… fb.me/KjFH2v8X
totters, the world waits for the German chancellor to act. Will she? econ.st/s8MXgH
Or won’t she?
xxoxoxxoxxx (FW 456.23) noun. Joyce’s representation of the sound of chewing.
Emma Goldman-an ardent supporter of sexual freedom-believed “the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.”
To follow up on Emma Goldman, Sex is not property. “Fidelity” is a disguise for ownership of another person’s sexuality.
Let us be Thankful for such sexuality as we have – and allow others
to have theirs too.
30 years ago it was already clear that there were two Europes. That the noble idea of a united Europe had been turned into big business vs the small farmers and shopkeepers who gave Europe its QUALITY of goods services and oranization. That system also gave it two World Wars.
But the sacrifice demanded of small independent people was very great. And the losses to world culture were also great.
Just one more failure of big institutions to create a valuable society, instead of a hectic mess.
So now we bring in the Technocrats and the power of the banks. It’s not only not democratic but it may not even work. More suffering by people who are not tied in their souls to big organization culture. And a test, perhaps, of how well large institutions and their rules are going to be able to interact constructively with the thousands of non-bureaucratic cultures of the world.
They already destroy traditional people at a rate probably faster that we are destroying other species.
Everybody has to do better. But they may not. And it may be easier to kill and starve millions and millions of people or wreck their lives than to make a humane society for humans.
As Randy Newman said decades ago – “We’ll set everybody free” (George Bush’s motto which the Free Iraqui’s may treasure in their own fashion.)