by Miguel de Icaza

Top level order at CNN to downplay civilian deaths in Afghanistan.

I found the link at

Hunger starts to strike in Afghanistan

As stated by those informed (Chomsky also brought this up in his MIT talk) hunger in Afghanistan among refugees is starting to make its toll with many civilian deaths.

"She hadn't eaten anything for 10 days," Baran said. "We have no tent, either. She froze to death last night."

Baran brought his family to this camp outside the city of Herat 10 days ago from Badghis. Like hundreds of other families at Maslakh, which means "slaughterhouse," they have no shelter and are not yet eligible for food distributions.

These people do not have to worry anymore about the evil Taliban inflicting pain on them. They have been liberated and released from these evil-doers. These people thank the bombing for releasing their souls from the evil oppression.

Ximian Mexico

Went today to the Ximian Mexico offices and met with Israel, Javier, Tambet (who is visiting town), Chema, Arturo. Federico was missing as he spilled coffee on his keyboard.

Chema and I went to La Buena Tierra for an early dinner, and then across the street for some coffe. Very good location picked for the Ximian offices in Mexico.


Went out with Mancha, Arturo, and Cynthia to Los Bigotes de Villa.

Posted on 30 Nov 2001