Tuesday, June 29, 2004

"And that's how the Story goes on"

To my readers I am going to create a new page that will be called "And that's how the story goes on". The idea is that every week (every Monday) I will add the first paragraph of a short story and you add your bit to the story. The rule is simple, to continue the story as from the last post on the list. Vulgar and any post that causes discrimination of any kinds will be removed. Tell me what you think. If I receive more than 5 positive comments I will start it. You may leave suggestions as well. Faisal ...

Monday, June 28, 2004

Democracy Gimmick

Today, the 28th of June 2004, the Americans have handed over power to the Iraqi people. They will call it democracy. What kind of freedom is that when their government will not be able to have full control of their own country? It is a complete joke especially when their main income will be managed by the US. Let us remember that this government has been chosen by the invaders. They have promised election by next year (They promised the same in Afghanistan) The US and UK claim to be the most democratic countries in the world. To be honest, I do not think there is democracy on earth (partial maybe). Over 2 million people in England marched to protest against the war in Iraq. On top of that, quite a few MPs of the leading party stepped up against this decision. Yet Tony Blair decided to go to war putting his faith on a dodgy dossier - We have to go to war because Saddam has weapons of mass destruction. Even if he had, war was not the solution. In the US some people's phone line are being tapped just because of their name and colour. Give me a break.

Friday, June 25, 2004

Amazing pictures from around the world

Go to this blogger's page and look at some emotional pictures around the world: Cindy

Creative competition from the BBC

In April the BBC anounced the start of a writing competition. The task was simple (or so you think), to complete one of eight stories by eight famous writer. The entrants should not have published any works ever to be eligible. As soon as the BBC released the incomplete stories on its website there were an amazing 250,000 download. The deadline has now passed but there has been 17000 entries. Great idea. Link: www.bbc.co.uk/endofstory

Justice for the "Illois"

The illois are people that has been removed from their land (Chagos Islands)in 1965 by the British and Americans. Many of you do not know this because they are numbered by only a few thousands and does not create a global impact. The point is this is complete injustice especially when you know the reason behind it: to build an American Air base on a so-called "British Territory". In-fact only one of the island, Diego Garcia. There is also something that you should know, all the animals on their island were killed using the holocaust gas. These people live in poverty in Mauritius where the government have been fighting for their case. In 2000 they won their case in the High Court in England but this does not resolve their problem. Why? Because the British Government (in 2004) has decided to go against the ruling of the court and keep these people out of their own land. I think we should help these people and give them their human right. I thought of posting this on the internet where a wider audience of people will be able to view it. I await your response and thanks for Reading Faisal ...