In order to outdo the French burqa ban, Berlusconi plans to outlaw women covering their “arms, legs or bellies” in public.

From Twitter, @Henry_Kissinger  (parody account)

The NYT Report from Tripoli Street.

cjchivers:

Is now live, here.  With pics by Bryan Denton. (Follow him on Twitter at @bdentponphoto.)

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPH

I carry a Canon G11 as a visual notebook, pocket Xerox machine and as a ready back-up for the real photographer at my side. While with the rebels today I made a few frames. Bryan’s work is far, far better. Look for it on the NYT.

That’s why the international community must act even more quickly in the future.

#Libya  #Misrata  #News  #NATO  #UN  

First They came… by Martin Niemöller

First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

On March 11, 2011 I discovered Aljazeera English for the first Time. Since then, we are one;-)

My First Post

Don’t know what to say for the moment. I have many things to do now. Still, I want to say something: 2011 has been a strange year until now. The desaster in Japan make people on the globe very sad. While otherwise the uprising in some arab countries let us hope to see a tolerante, democratic and peaceful new Middle East.