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Untitled Video on Lynne Stewart and Her Conviction, The Law, and Poetry (2006) // by Paul Chan

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.4433985&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FChan_Paul_Lynne_Stewart_2006.flv] On February 10, 2005, Lynne Stewart was convicted of providing material support for a terrorist conspiracy. She is the first lawyer to be convicted of aiding terrorism in the United States. Stewart faces thirty years of prison and will be sentenced in September 2006. Untitled… is a video portrait of Stewart. The video focuses on [...]
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Blackwater's Secret War in Pakistan

by Jeremy Scahill from The Nation At a covert forward operating base run by the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, members of an elite division of Blackwater are at the center of a secret program in which they plan targeted assassinations of suspected Taliban and Al Qaeda operatives, “snatch [...]
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Art In and Out of the Age of Terror

by Dieter Roelstraete from Afterall ‘I will not accept that there should be first-class and second-class cemeteries. All enmity should cease after death.’ Manfred Rommel, mayor of Stuttgart during the Deutsche Herbst1 Facing terror If mass-scale terrorism truly is the defining political obsession of our times – whether its perceived danger or urgency is a self-perpetuating illusion or not is [...]
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How the US Funds the Taliban

by Aram Roston from The Nation On October 29, 2001, while the Taliban’s rule over Afghanistan was under assault, the regime’s ambassador in Islamabad gave a chaotic press conference in front of several dozen reporters sitting on the grass. On the Taliban diplomat’s right sat his interpreter, Ahmad Rateb Popal, a man with an imposing presence. Like [...]
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SuperFreakonomics

Speakers: Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling 4 million copies in 35 languages. Now, four years in the making, arrives the follow up: SuperFreakonomics. Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner return with a book that is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. Freakonomics made the world safe [...]
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Patrick Tyler Discusses the Middle East with Lewis Lapham

Patrick Tyler is chief correspondent for The New York Times and the author, most recently, of A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East–from the Cold War to the War on Terror. Listen to the discussion below: [audio http://bedeutung.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/patrick-tyler-twit.mp3]
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