He Too Would Have Liked Inferior Black athletes Not Participate …
≈ Cross-posted from my comment in a diary @ European Tribune —
Denied Entrance to the US for Possible Enjoyment of Financial Gain ≈
Kennedy’s Cultural Exchange with the Soviet Union and Third World countries in the sixties.
- What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living. The kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children–not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women–not merely peace in our time but peace for all time.
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Where were you when it happened?
Over and over one hears this, the question always asked when time stands still.
I was sitting at my computer pondering an inquiry posed by a friend regarding the conference that had just ended in Durban, South Africa, “How did a meeting on racism end up so side-tracked by the Middle East?” Everyone was using that word, “sidetracked.” Anyway, a moment later, the world had turned upside-down, and I was on the phone with another friend who was asking, “Who on earth would do this?”
The first of these questions was easier to answer than the second. Few newspapers devoted space to the full title, but it was, after all, the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. It had been titled broadly for the explicit purpose of being as inclusive as possible–an ambitious agenda, and therefore perhaps something of a lightning rod for all the world’s wars and discontents.
THE NATION – By Patricia J. Williams
Diary of a Mad Law Professor | posted September 13, 2001 (October 1, 2001 issue)
BANDA ACEH (BBC News) Dec. 29 — A ceremony has taken place in Aceh marking the withdrawal of Indonesian troops, sent there to combat an uprising, which has cost more than 15,000 lives.
The pull out is the final military step in a peace deal, agreed with rebels from the Free Aceh Movement (Gam) aimed at ending 26 years of bitter conflict.
The rebels have already handed in their weapons and dissolved their armed wing. The peace deal finally came together, following the tsunami a year ago, which devastated large parts of the province.
In the face of such widespread destruction and loss of life, the two sides appeared no longer to have the stomach for the fight, reports the BBC’s Jakarta correspondent.
Jafar Umar Thalib led the now-disbanded Laskar Jihad
“Treason doth never prosper: what’s the reason?
For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”
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