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  Al-Ahram Weekly | The death of Edward Said | Obituaries
What is beyond discussion, though, is that Edward Said was as great an advocate of his people as he was a champion of knowledge in the service of humanity, of the image of the intellectual, of the victims of colonialism and of the wretched of the Third World.
Such are the images Said carried with him, and they are things all of us will have in common as long as the world remains as he saw it when, through experience, research and the pen, he caught evil red-handed.
But Edward Said was not just a great scholar, a brilliant mind, a creative artist, an ardent nationalist, an advocate of justice, a free spirit, an unrelenting force for integrity, an uncompromising fighter on behalf of human dignity, and all the other sets of superlative depictions that he so aptly deserves.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /2003/657/edsaid1.htm   (5582 words)

  
 Orientalism
Said focuses his attention in this work on the interplay between the "Occident" and the "Orient." The Occident is his term for the West (England, France, and the United States), and the Orient is the term for the romantic and misunderstood Middle East and Far East.
Said was born in Jerusalem, Palestine in 1935.
In 1948, while Said was a grade school student (at a private English school in Cairo) the state of Israel was created and 80 percent of the Palestinian population was left without a home.
www.wmich.edu /dialogues/texts/orientalism.htm   (2140 words)

  
 Edward Said - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Said was born in Jerusalem (then in the British Mandate of Palestine) on November 1, 1935.
Said is best known for describing and critiquing "Orientalism", which he perceived as a constellation of false assumptions underlying Western attitudes toward the East.
Said's relationship with the Palestinian Authority was once so bad that PA leaders banned the sale of his books in August 1995, but improved when he hailed Arafat for rejecting Barak's offers at the Camp David 2000 Summit.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Edward_Said   (4103 words)

  
 frontline: russian roulette: atomic suitcase bombs: comments on russia's atomic suitcase bombs
Some was published in the newspaper of a town in the south of the Urals in a little paper, and it said there that the prominent achievement is that they have manufactured a miniature atomic charge.
he said that he tried to locate all the small atomic charges, but he was unable to do that because he was sacked.
He said one of his assignments was to account for 132 suitcase size nuclear weapons that the Soviet Union had manufactured during the sixties, the seventies and the eighties, much like we manufactured in our country, even though today we no longer have small atomic demolition munitions, we've destroyed them all.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/russia/suitcase/comments.html   (4062 words)

  
 Critical Theory: Edward Said   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Said has been a visiting professor at Yale, Stanford, Harvard, and John Hopkins universities and currently teaches comparative literature at Columbia University.
Said was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 1972, and his Orientalism (1978), which won the National Book Award for criticism, is considered by many to be the text that inaugurated postcolonial studies in Western academia.
In Orientalism, Said maps out the various ways in which the "oriental" is constructed by the colonizing orientalist and how this construct ultimately reveals not the nature of the colonized subject but the unconscious desires of the colonizer.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/critical/said.htm   (238 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Orientalism: Books: Edward W. Said   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Said argues that concepts such as the Orient, Islam, the Arabs, etc. are too vast to be grouped together and presented as one coherent whole, encompassing all there is to know about the subject.
Said bases his view on the shear width and breadth of the subject, the inherent bias of conflicting cultures and more recently the role of the Orientalism in colonialism.
Said lays the blame for nearly everything wrong in the islamic world at the feet of the West, and thus helped entrench the culture of victimhood that feeds into suicide bombings and riots against political cartoons.
www.amazon.com /Orientalism-Edward-W-Said/dp/039474067X   (1933 words)

  
 Sovereignty And Its Discontents
SAID is a working group of the British International Studies Association (BISA).
One of the founding premises of SAID is that many of the competing schools of thought within international studies can be re-assessed in light of a widespread intellectual scepticism toward sovereignty.
Therefore SAID seminar series and conferences will appeal to a critically-minded audience who are frustrated with the insularity of the competing approaches that currently dominate the discipline of international studies.
www.said-workshop.org   (638 words)

  
 Political Analyst Tells Alabama Business Gathering Bush Will 'Need a Miracle' to Win
He said that if Bush hadn't ordered the U.S. invasion of Iraq last year, he likely would be leading in 45 states and heading toward a landslide victory.
Sabato said Kerry, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, is a liberal in the spirit of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., and former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis.
Sabato said Bush's best chance to win is to focus on "hot-button social issues" and try to paint Kerry as too liberal on issues such as gay marriage, gun control, abortion and the death penalty.
www.commondreams.org /headlines04/0808-07.htm   (978 words)

  
 Kerry says threat of terrorism is exaggerated - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Dean said testimony and interviews within the past week from weapons inspector David Kay prove that Saddam Hussein's Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction.
He also said Vice President Dick Cheney met with CIA intelligence gatherers and trumped up the intelligence to force the country to war.
Kucinich added that he was not staying in South Carolina last night out of respect for a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People boycott of the state over the flag, which flies at a Confederate memorial in front of the Statehouse in Columbia, after having been taken down from atop the state Capitol.
www.washingtontimes.com /national/20040129-115023-8966r.htm   (1084 words)

  
 t r u t h o u t - Bush Administration Is Focus of Inquiry
Intelligence officials said they believed Novak understood there were reasons other than Plame's personal security not to use her name, even though the CIA has declined to confirm whether she was undercover.
Wilson said he believes an inquiry from Cheney's office launched his eight-day mission to Niger in February 2002 to check the uranium claim, which turned out to be based at least partly on forged documents.
Sources said that some of the other journalists who received the leak did not use the information because they were uncomfortable with unmasking an undercover agent or because they did not consider the information relevant to Wilson's report about Niger.
www.truthout.org /docs_03/092903B.shtml   (1301 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israeli soldier 'seized' in raid
Israel said it would do everything in its power to retrieve the soldier, the first to be captured since 1994.
Hamas, which recently declared an end to an unofficial truce with Israel, said the operation was a response to recent deaths of civilians and the targeted killings of two militant leaders.
He said Israel saw the Palestinian Authority headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, and the Hamas-led Palestinian government, as "responsible for the incident, with all that implies".
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/middle_east/5115092.stm   (716 words)

  
 CNN.com - Dean defends Middle East remarks - Sep. 10, 2003
The former Vermont governor said criticism of his remarks by presidential rival Sen. Joseph Lieberman was a "despicable" attempt to divide the Democratic Party, which has long enjoyed the support of many Jewish voters.
Asked about the dismantling of Jewish settlements, Dean said that was an issue to be decided during negotiations between the two sides, although he said even the Israelis have conceded that some settlements will have to go.
But he also said that "there is a war going on in the Middle East, and members of Hamas are soldiers in that war, and, therefore, it seems to me that they are going to be casualties if they are going to make war."
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/10/elec04.prez.dean.mideast   (863 words)

  
 The Raw Story | Democrats slash Feingold move on censure, as Feingold says party 'cowering'
One staffer said that the climate for censure was unclear, and that despite others' griping about the timing and approach, Democrats were still open to the idea.
Several aides said their offices were stressing “more investigations” as an alternative to censure.
One aide said public hearings would be better in bringing Americans around to the idea that Bush had done something wrong.
rawstory.com /news/2006/Democrats_slash_Feingold_move_on_censure_0314.html   (737 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Americas | Bush insists help is on the way
He said the operation being mounted was one of the biggest in US history, and inevitably took time to get under way.
Mr Bush said there was no figure yet for the number who had died in the hurricane and its aftermath, "but it's obviously going to be a lot".
He said he wanted to go to the scene but did not want to disrupt the emergency operation.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/americas/4204754.stm   (557 words)

  
 Washington Blade Online
Foreman said in response to Dean's "pandering and insulting interview" with the Christian Broadcasting Network, the Task Force would return a $5,000 donation it received from the DNC.
He said he replaced the desk system with a new system of integrating constituency outreach work throughout all DNC offices and programs.
Dean said the new system would be an improvement over the previous system, and that the party would expand its gay outreach efforts.
www.washblade.com /thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=6713   (1154 words)

  
 CNN.com - Schiavo suspects bulimia caused wife's collapse - Oct. 28, 2003
The Schindlers have said publicly they believe Michael Schiavo squandered the award he got in a medical malpractice suit on Terri's behalf and say he hasn't given their daughter, who now resides in a hospice in Pinellas Park, Florida, the necessary therapy.
Michael Schiavo said he has given his wife everything he could think of to help her, including a brain stimulator implanted in an operation in California -- an operation doctors predicted would not be a success, he said.
He said all the money he got from the lawsuit has gone for Terri's care, and that he probably won't see a penny upon her death.
edition.cnn.com /2003/LAW/10/28/schiavo.lkl   (782 words)

  
 Diebold Voting Machine Owner Committed To Give Votes To Bush in 2004
Griggy said in an e-mail statement that Diebold could not comment on the political contributions of individual company employees.
Blackwell said Diebold is not the only company with political connections - noting that lobbyists for voting-machine makers read like a who's who of Columbus' powerful and politically connected.
Blackwell said he stands by the process used for selecting voting machine vendors as fair, thorough and impartial.
www.commondreams.org /headlines03/0828-08.htm   (816 words)

  
 'Critical Moment' For Iraq, W. House Says $$ Request Key To U.S. Security; Dems Blast Bush - CBS News
Bush said that roughly $66 billion of the $87 billion he will seek from Congress for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 is for military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
This source also said that $1.5 billion would be used for U.S. support of foreign troops participating in stabilizing Iraq; $5 billion for security there and $15 billion for work on restoring and upgrading the nation's infrastructure.
He said two multinational divisions, led by Britain and Poland, are serving alongside the United States, and that American commanders have requested a third multinational division.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/09/06/iraq/main571938.shtml   (1151 words)

  
 DefenseLINK News: Iraqis Fed Up With Insurgency, General Says
Those casualties were the result of 40 car bombs that detonated while Iraqis were in line at gas stations or on their way to the market or school, Lynch said.
Lynch said he expects the government to react to any future attacks as it did to the Feb. 22 bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra -- as a capable Iraqi government directing a capable Iraqi security force that now numbers 240,000.
As the insurgency tries to re-establish an Islamic state in Iraq, Lynch said, the coalition is keeping a close eye on two of Iraq's neighbors.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Mar2006/20060309_4433.html   (725 words)

  
 NEWSARAMA.COM: ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #21 PREVIEW
The writer said that both his, Rivera’s and Marvel’s plan is not to solicit an issue until it is done, and to collect all eight issues into a hardcover in the future.
In speaking with Newsarama over the weekend, the writer said that he fully plans to go back to Wolverine’s origin story, and has it planned out, but other stories and projects are jockeying in front of it.
Speaking of Young Avengers, Quesada said that writer Allan Heinberg had 24 issues of the series planned out in his initial pitch for the series, and that it continues to be, in Quesada’s opinion, one of the best series Marvel is currently producing.
www.newsarama.com /marvelnew/HereosCon/HeroesMarvel05.htm   (1409 words)

  
 CNN.com - Pakistan┬áseizes 'al Qaeda No. 3' - May 4, 2005
Intelligence officials and local police said seven al Qaeda members were arrested in another raid early Wednesday in Bajore, also on the northwestern frontier near the Afghanistan border.
Intelligence officials have said, however, that al-Libbi has not had effective control over the Uzbek and Chechen factions of al Qaeda in Pakistan, as Sheikh Mohammed did, and that the Arab contingent of al Qaeda was not getting along with the other two groups.
U.S. and Pakistani officials said it was too early to say whether al-Libbi will be turned over to the CIA as Sheikh Mohammed was, or if he will be kept in Pakistan to be tried for the assassination attempts, one of which left 17 people dead.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/05/04/pakistan.arrest/index.html   (872 words)

  
 CNN.com - 'You are either with us or against us' - November 6, 2001
Bush said threats by Osama bin Laden to use weapons of mass destruction must be taken seriously.
Bush said bin Laden has threatened in the past to use such weapons, but said there is no evidence bin Laden or his al Qaeda terrorist organization possesses such weaponry.
It said the information that prompted the alert was investigated and was deemed not credible.
archives.cnn.com /2001/US/11/06/gen.attack.on.terror   (1108 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Texan says he's ashamed he got Bush into Guard
DALLAS — Former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes said he is "more ashamed at myself than I've ever been" because he helped President Bush and the sons of other wealthy families get into the Texas National Guard so they could avoid serving in Vietnam.
Barnes said he became ashamed after walking through the Vietnam Memorial and looking at the names of the dead.
Bush said yesterday in Lima, Ohio, that he is "proud of my service." He made the comment after a questioner in a friendly audience said, "I'm feeling sorry on your behalf the fact that they are trying to bring this issue up about the National Guard.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002019076_bushguard29.html   (494 words)

  
 Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Of The Map - Does He Deny Te Holocaust?
Now you see the man who spoke with such arrogance ten years ago that one would have thought he was immortal, is being tried in his own country in handcuffs and shackles [[[by those who he believed supported him and with whose backing he committed his crimes]]].
Imam [Khomeni] said: 'The rule of the East [U.S.S.R.] and of the West [U.S.] should be ended.' But the weak people who saw only the tiny world near them did not believe it.
Imam [Khomeini] said that Saddam [Hussein] must go, and that he would be humiliated in a way that was unprecedented.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article12790.htm   (3364 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Iran threatens to end all voluntary cooperation if referred to U.N. Security ...
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said a "strong message" had to be sent to Tehran but said she was not ready to talk about what action should be taken to curtail Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Straw said he had "strong suspicion" that Iran wanted to build a nuclear bomb but stressed that there was no categorical evidence to prove that.
Iran said it was resuming "merely research" and that "production of nuclear fuel" – which would involve enrichment – "remains suspended." But the IAEA said Tehran also planned small-scale enrichment of uranium, a process that can produce fuel for nuclear reactors to generate electricity or material for nuclear weapons.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20060113-0828-iran-nuclear.html   (1134 words)

  
 Press Briefing by Scott McClellan
McCLELLAN: Well, like I said, one, I've only -- I've seen the media reports and in one report I saw that the CIA had neither confirmed or denied that this individual was a covert operative for the CIA.
Q You said that the President knows that Karl Rove was not involved, and you specifically have spoken to Karl Rove and gotten those assurances.
Q -- you just said a moment ago that: we knew there were large unaccountable -- unaccounted stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons.
www.whitehouse.gov /news/releases/2003/09/20030929-7.html   (8016 words)

  
 This time, Google pleases Wall St. - Technology - International Herald Tribune
Pointing to particulars behind its successful quarter, the company said its market share of searches continued to grow around the world, as did the money it earned from advertising for each search result displayed.
Eric Schmidt, Google's chief executive, said the market share increase might be related to the use of some of the company's new products, like Google Video, Google Earth and Google Maps, as well as the introduction of Google News in several countries.
The company said that it noted particular growth in Britain, France and elsewhere in Northern Europe.
www.iht.com /articles/2006/04/21/business/GOOGLE.php   (618 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Song sites face legal crackdown
He said unlicensed guitar tabs and song scores were widely available on the internet but were "completely illegal".
Mr Keiser said he did not just want to shut websites and impose fines, saying if authorities can "throw in some jail time I think we'll be a little more effective".
A Warner Chappell statement said the company wanted to ensure songwriters were "fairly compensated for their works and that legitimate sites with accurate lyrics are not undermined by unlicensed sites".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/4508158.stm   (572 words)

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