New Blog Software

I have avoided updating my activity log, because I wanted to run it using a Mono-based logging software. I have various of the pieces in place already (rss, macros for my site, and a replacement for the text processor I have). But I wanted to have a better mechanism to maintain the log, and get a new design, because the one you see right now is terrible.

Anyways, instead of doing this, I have been working on mPhoto: a scalable image viewer (an image widget currently) so Nat can stop using his MacOS X to browse his 10k+ picture collection and use Mono/Linux.

Curfew

Israel maintains the Palestinian population under curfew. This madeness began in April. How would you like to have spent the last five months of your life under curfew, without food to give to your children, without a chance to see a doctor, or get the medical supplies you need.

Ariel Sharon, who was held responsible for the massacre of Shabra and Shatila

Nobody should be above the law, nobody should be able to violate international law, and nobody should be allowed to violate human right, and much less in the scale that the state of Israel is doing.

35 years of military occupation, 35 years of living under military law, 35 years of racial discrimination in the territories that lawfully belonged to your population.

By actions like the summary executions, bombing of a family complex where an alleged Hamas leader lived (killing 11 children) without due process, only puts Israel on the same moral ground as the terrorists.

The Israel government is not interested in eliminating terror, it is interested in ethnically cleaning the Palestinian population.

Iraq

Former UN Weapons inspector has testified that Iraq does not pose a threat to their neighbors; that Iraq does not have weapons of mass destruction (as opposed to the US weapons of mass love); that Iraq does not pose a risk to the United States.

He pointed out in an interview with Jon Stewart that since Saddam Hussein has been demonized, a whole range of diplomatic options have been removed from the table. Again, we, as civilized humans have the duty to attempt every possible diplomatic option before resorting to meassures that would lead to loss of human life.

He also advocated on that very interview that sanctions to Iraq should be dropped. He did testify about this in Congress as well. Of course, Iraq is already being bombed routinely. Sounds like a violation of international law.

Posted on 30 Aug 2002 by Miguel de Icaza
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