"Fundamentalism is the Enemy of All Civilized Humanity".
The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), an organization fighting against the Taliban for the past ten years, commemorates Sept. 11 and describes Afghanistan one year later. What they describe ain't pretty:
"With their second occupation of Kabul, the 'Northern Alliance' thwarted any hopes for a radical, meaningful change. They are themselves now the source and root of insecurity, the disgraceful police atmosphere of the Loya Jirga, rampant terrorism, gagging of democracy, atrocious violations of human rights, mounting pauperization, prostitution and corruption, the flourishing of poppy cultivation, failure of beginning to reconstruct, and a host of further unlisted evils, too many to enumerate."
posted by talos
on Sep 21, 2002 -
200 words or less with a 3-word title: one of the earliest and most interesting writing experiments on the web is finally back, and the slate is clean. John Casler's Fragx (short for fragments) challenges the most verbose of us to strip it down, distill it to its most basic elements, then put it up for a healthy flogging by other writers. Sounds like good practice.
posted by frykitty
on Aug 9, 2002 -
In a web full of lame Flash cartoons, Miss Muffy and the Muff Mob
stands out. It had us in complete hysterics when we first saw it on an MTV animated special months ago. It's a rude, hip-hop Strawberry Shortcake-ish series, with music by Pharcyde and great characters. Watch all 5 episodes if you can, or at least the 2 music videos in the sidebar.
posted by fotzepolitic
on Nov 9, 2001 -
The New Sins (Los Pescados Nuevos).
A new book/art project/philosophical exploration/satire from David Byrne, in collaboration with McSweeney's. I can't wait to check it out. See
how the whole thing came about. Fawn over Byrne's endless creativity. Rave at more brilliance from the good folks at McSweeney's.
posted by conquistador
on Jul 19, 2001 -
CBS dials 911 4 BB2...
Arnold Shapiro (who helmed Rescue 911, Scared Straight, & more) has been announced as Executive Producer, in hopes of resusitating what critics pronounced DOA last year despite above satisfactory summer ratings. Some of new developments sound promising. Some don't.
posted by ZachsMind
on Jun 29, 2001 -
Crap -- Gore's speech is set for 9:00 PM est. That might interfere with keeping up with what's going on with my president
posted by fpatrick
on Dec 13, 2000 -
Okay, we know that web polls are nonsense, but I'm sure some people here on MeFi will be interested in the Time.com virtual voter booth
posted by lagado
on Oct 24, 2000 -
So Dave has a distributable protest site
up for the elian_true animation. What I want to know is, what does this mean: "Wazzup!!! To every tax paying American that felt
they should have sent Elian Gonzalez
to join his Mother (in the ocean)."
posted by ericost
on Apr 28, 2000 -
Today I write about the latest craze in British junior high extracurriculars, sex. On Saturday, my essay will explain how not guns turned the Columbine shooters into killers, but a good few pills.
posted by tdecius
on Sep 3, 1999 -