Providing extracts from an Al Arabiya report, Nizo discusses Qaddafi's other books, less discussed to date than the infamous Green Book. He provides a translation of the most interesting bits of the report.
Titles include "Escape To Hell"- In this Qaddafi talks of the individual's tyranny as being minimal compared to other forms: "an individual can be removed by the masses", or "ousted by another individual." Well....that's interesting in light of recent Qaddafi circumstances.
Then we have the "Book of Death"- which introduces us to the gender of death. In case you wondered if you'd be taken by a man or woman.
Not to mention "The Astronaut's Suicide"...
Find out about a Lebanese website that is dedicated to carpooling in Lebanon and to finding car mates. Car-mates? How delightful. Add that to work-mates, house-mates, class-mates, love-mates and just plain old mates!
It's like the 'service' but arranged privately and by convenience and not commercially. Other neighbouring countries, take note! It can save time, (in some countries, while certainly not the case in Lebanon, one can spend reels of time waiting for taxis) money and the environment.
1. Does the Jordanian regime risk falling as has been the case in Tunisia and Egypt?
No demonstrator has publicly called for the end of the monarachy on the contrary many insist on it. Jordanians are generally supportive of the present monarchy and the King, however demonstrators are requiring reform and more political power to the people.
2. Who is behind the demonstrations?
The demonstrations are mostly organized by non ideological young people although various political groups have joined them as well.
A campaign to defend the rights of women - and of course I do not mean their stupid right to wear jewellry! This time it has to do with "clause 16" and specifically the withdrawal of the restrictions on it. It might all sound like legal mumbo jumbo and to be honest I have no clue what this clause 16 says but knowing how the whole law in Lebanon is demeaning and biased against women, I am sure it is something completely illogical.
A historic moment in the Arab world: Wadah Khanfar on TED.com
The first talk posted from TED, an NGO devoted to ideas worth spreading (Technology Entertainment Design) 2011, happening now in California: As a democratic revolution led by tech-empowered young people sweeps the Arab world, Wadah Khanfar, the head of Al Jazeera, shares a profoundly optimistic view of what’s happening in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and beyond — at this powerful moment when people realized they could step out of their houses and ask for change. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 17:12).