links for 2009-04-26
"That said, AbuKhalil is entertaining and brilliant and could hold a room as long as Fidel back in the day. The pleasure in listening to him is only slightly reduced by the fact that he is lecturing you, but there are wonderful moments. For instance, he compared the treatment by Hamas of collaborators to the treatment of collaborators by the French resistance, the Algerian resistance, and the anti-apartheid movement. "There is an artificial and semi-disguised attempted to impose on Palestinians standards that have never been imposed on any people resisting occupation… standards never imposed on any movement of national liberation before." Mandela rejected calls to give up violence. When Palestinians reject those calls, they are called terrorists."
"How can you not admire those Palestinians. Look at this: Palestinian children facing Israeli terrorist soldiers."
"After massive lobbying both by labor and by business, it appears that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which, as it now stands, would allow workers to organize in many cases merely by signing cards instead of holding elections, will not have the 60 votes required to get past a Republican filibuster in the Senate."
From the author of the book "Pinoy Capital: The Filipino Nation in Daly City":
"Please mark your calendars! I’m having a book reading / talk / Q&A at Eastwind Books in Berkeley — come over, bring friends, have your book signed! I’ll be talking about my new book, Pinoy Capital: The Filipino Nation in Daly City, out earlier this year from Temple University Press."