Two days ago, on Saturday, 21 December, 2008, when I chose to participate in and do video documentation of a protest in Montréal organized by Block the Empire/Bloquez l’empire, like anyone else taking part, and those against it who did not take part, I had to ask myself “What for?” That the temperatures remained at about -14 degrees centigrade, with some added wind chill, and there had just been a heavy snowfall, and that this also was a Saturday afternoon, and that I had only 1.5...Read Full Story
For a few days, he was famous the world over — an Iraqi TV journalist who became an instant hero for millions when he hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush's head and called him a dog.Little has been heard out of Muntadhar al-Zeidi since he left Iraq and started a charity in Switzerland last year. But his odd moment in the spotlight has, to the chagrin of world leaders and their bodyguards, left behind an enduring legacy.Throwing shoes at the mighty has become a global phenomenon that...Read Full Story
Some years back the hatred loons hold for President Bush ceased to be anything based on logic or legitimate reasons and simply turned into something cool to do. You know, like its fashionable to think Obama is going to save the earth from all the bad, bad men, because I refuse to believe that a large portion of our society is really that stupid to have voted for him based on any hint of merit or ability. Bring on the “throw something at Bush” games popping up all over the net.
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PRAVDAThe incident with the shoes thrown at US President
George W. Bush during his press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister in
Baghdad continues to develop. The shoes of the 29-year-old
correspondent of the Iraqi Al-Baghdadia TV channel, Muntadhar al-Zeidi,
now cost a fortune. It was first said that
the technical director of the Iraqi football team Adnan Hamad offered
$100,000 for the shoes. Hamad said that the journalist’s action
expressed an attitude of all Iraqi people to George W. Bush...Read Full Story
The Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at President George W. Bush leaned back in his chair and soaked in the round of applause.This was not Baghdad or Damascus or Beirut. This was Geneva, where Muntadhar al-Zeidi was given a hero's welcome Monday far warmer than the subdued reception in his own homeland."I am one of the victims of the occupation," al-Zeidi said at a press conference alongside two local politicians, repeating his allegations that he was severely tortured, including with...Read Full Story
Muntadhar al-Zeidi is the Iraqi journalist who thew his shoes at George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad.