4 thoughts on “Giuliana Sgrena. ModBlog gone forever?

  1. TraprockPeaceTV on YouTube
    Posted by: “Charles Jenks” charles@traprockpeace.org chaspeace
    Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:19 pm (PST)

    http://www.youtube.com/TraprockPeaceTV

    Traprock Peace Center has started a video channel, courtesy of YouTube. With a director’s designation, we will be uploading videos from clips to full length programs.

    Our initial videos:

    Speakers:
    *Jeremy Scahill, a 14 minute video from his important workshop on the
    “Myth of Humanitarian Intervention” at Socialism 2006
    *Lynne Stewart, radical defense lawyer speaking poignantly when she was facing 30 years in prison
    *Aimee Allison on counter-recruiting – military lies and an example of how to speak to young people
    *Ahmed Shawki – on combing activism and education
    *Nick Mottern on ExxonMobil War Boycott
    *Cindy Sheehan speaking at the White House gates with the Don’t Attack Iran petition
    *Scott Ritter – from our 2002 archives – giving an early warning on war
    *Sgt. Ricky Clousing, GI resister, sentenced to 3 months imprisonment
    *Joel Geier – on Resisting US Empire (Parts I and II)
    *Martín Sanchez, Venezuela’s consul general in Chicago, on “The Struggle for Self-Determination in Venezuela” (Parts I and II)

    Music, dance, performance:
    *”Oh Freedom!” song video clip, with Annie Hassett (guitar), Wally and Juanita Nelson, Sunny Miller, and Jude and Jontz
    *Poet Martín Espada, reciting (performing, really) his great labor poem – “Alabanza: In Praise of Local 100″
    *Anja Daniel singing Humble, with circle dancing
    *Mixed Nuts concert at Traprock
    *Holly Near, singing “I Am Willing” with backup vocals by Emma’s Revolution

    Events – actions, marches, people:
    *Chanting – by participants to this month’s Midwest Socialism conference

    Subscribe at

    http://www.youtube.com/signup?next=/subscription_center%3Fadd_user%3DTraprockPeaceCtr

    Our complete lineup of videos is also available at our video blog at

    http://www.traprockpeace.org/traprock_video/

    (We actually like the resolution quality at the blog, as we customized the size of the viewing screen to match each video’s resolution.)

    We started editing and uploading videos just three weeks ago, delving into our video archives and new material. Previously, we had videos available for download only. With YouTube, visitors may watch streaming video, that is, people may watch it as it downloads. We’ve had 1500 videos viewings so far, and we won a YouTube honor for a popular video (Joel Geier, see below).

    Our programs come complete with multiple links to related information, including oftentimes the complete audio of the program for download.

    We encourage using and sharing these resources, with attributions, and letting us know so we can gauge the reach of our programs. Full copyright information is available with the programs.

    We invite activists and organizations with video to contact us for showing on YouTube.

    What’s coming?

    Kathy Kelly
    Anthony Arnove
    Camilo Mejia
    Code Pink
    more Wally and Juanita Nelson
    Al Norman on Walmart
    Antiwar marches
    Juan Torres
    Vermont Yankee hearings
    David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet
    Ray McGovern
    Cindy Sheehan speaking in London
    Elizabeth Wrigley-Field and European students
    John Rees
    more Scott Ritter
    DU programs
    Carlos Arredondo
    Sara Flounders on Darfur
    Rachel Wilsey, James Fiorentino and Tong LeBeau on immigrant rights
    Charles Peterson, James Fiorentino and Sunny Miller on the Middle
    East crisis
    Chanting by monks of Nipponzan Myohoji Sangha
    Rev. Roy Malveaux of Beaumont Texas on ExxonMobil
    and much more

    Charles Jenks
    Chair of Advisory Board
    Traprock Peace Center
    103 Keets Road
    Deerfield, MA 01342

    http://www.traprockpeace.org

  2. Comments of my ModBlog poll when it it still existed+ rescued from the Google cache.

    The question was how did you find this Dear Kitty ModBlog

    Central ModBlog page (my.modblog.com etc)
    Link from non-ModBlog blog
    Link from non-blog site
    Search engine: Google blogsearch
    Search engine: Google, not blogsearch
    Search engine: Yahoo
    Search engine: other (please specify
    E mail
    Other: please specify

    Poll Comments

    RE: How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
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    Date: 10/12/05 at 10:59 AM (11M1d ago)
    impressive blog. very interesting! I’m happy to have found another person who cares abou the life we live and the world we live it in
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    How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
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    Date: 10/12/05 at 12:54 PM (11M1d ago)
    was visiting another blog, saw your comment, then read profile… rest is history ;) …lol
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    RE: How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
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    Date: 10/12/05 at 3:45 PM (11M1d ago)
    Thank you acdihouse and laughingwolf for your comments!
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    RE: How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
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    Date: 10/13/05 at 10:25 AM (11M14h ago)
    Other:
    Dearkitty visited my blog, and made a comment when I was just starting my modblog. Since then Dearkitty remained a great online neighbour to me.

    I must add that this blog is one of the best I have ever seen. Cheers Dearkitty!

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    RE: How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
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    Date: 10/13/05 at 10:30 AM (11M14h ago)
    Thanks critical, and all the best for your blog :)
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    RE: How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
    Posted by: marlies (View Website)
    Date: 10/21/05 at 11:00 AM (10M3w ago)
    via Herman himself of course,
    a fascinating weblog-
    love
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    RE: How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
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    Date: 10/21/05 at 11:36 AM (10M3w ago)
    Thanks so much Marlies! (by the way, you gave Dear Kitty as your web address).
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    Date: 12/03/05 at 10:27 AM (9M1w ago)
    I think I got here from the Guardian
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    RE: How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
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    Date: 12/06/05 at 6:49 PM (9M6d ago)
    Just putting around and it’s hard to find some one in the endless serch of man. As you know the creator of the world in early ,very early times was the donna mother of all. Then men got all hang out and took the image over. What do you think of the pyrimids in the sea of Japan.
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    Date: 03/31/06 at 11:23 PM (5M1w ago)
    cant remeber but the blog has a great name and some cool stuff ciao
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    RE: How did you get first at Dear Kitty Modblog?
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    Date: 03/31/06 at 11:45 PM (5M1w ago)
    Hi trailer thank you and keep blogging :)

  3. News Line : Editorial
    Editorial:Tuesday May 3 2005
    IRAQ COALITION IS BUSTING APART

    A REPORT by the US military, clearing troops who killed a top Italian intelligence officer in Baghdad – as he sought to bring a freed Italian journalist to Baghdad airport to be flown home to Italy – has been challenged by the Italian government, which has now produced its own counter-report.

    The US report, published last Saturday, completely exonerates the US forces who machine-gunned Nicola Calipari, 51, after he had helped free journalist Guiliana Sgrena.

    This has caused a deep rift between Italy, where the Iraq war is intensely unpopular, and the United States. In fact, the already crisis-ridden Berlusconi regime stands no chance of survival unless it starts an immediate withdrawal of Italian troops from Iraq.

    The US report brazenly calls the Italian military liars when it states that Italy had not informed the US forces in Iraq that the car carrying Calipari and Sgrena was travelling to Baghdad airport. It blames Italy for the killing when it states: ‘Prior coordination might have prevented this tragedy’.

    The report, released to the press in Baghdad late Saturday, said the troops followed the rules of engagement and recommended that ‘no disciplinary action be taken against any soldier involved in the incident’.

    Obviously, the US military is terrified of a mutiny by its very hard-pressed and ill-prepared troops, who all want to return home, if they are blamed and court martialled for dereliction of duty.

    After the publication of the US report last Saturday, the Italian Foreign Minister said that ‘The main points on which it was not possible to identify shared views regarded particularly the sequence of events, the rules of engagement and the coordination with the competent authorities in Iraq.’ In other words, the Italian and US sides could not agree about anything!

    Meanwhile, the US side rubbed salt into Italian wounds with the report stating that ‘it can be positively stated that the US military was totally unaware of the recovery and transport of Ms Sgrena on 4th March 2005 until after the shooting incident had occurred. Not coordinating with US personnel was a conscious decision on the part of the Italians as they considered the hostage recovery an intelligence mission and a national issue.’

    So, the killing of Calipari was, according to the US, a direct result of ‘a conscious decision’ on the part of the Italians not to coordinate with US personnel.

    Meanwhile, the Italian media has printed what had been the blacked out and heavily censored sections of the US report, while the just published Italian reply, refutes the US claims one by one.

    The absolute contempt with which the US has treated Italy has incensed the Italian workers, who have turned their fury on Berlusconi for supporting Bush’s war on Iraq and rushing Italian troops to Iraq to assist with the occupation.

    Berlusconi was heavily defeated in the recent regional elections and his government collapsed. He has managed to form another government and this has now been undermined by the US report.

    Berlusconi is now facing demands from the Italian working class that he end his attacks on workers’ rights, and immediately withdraw troops from Iraq or face a general strike.

    Berlusconi is on the way out, and Blair is not far behind him. In fact, the whole coalition is wobbling.

    The top US military have sent out a schedule to their senior commanders in Iraq for handing over military responsibility to Iraqi puppet units from next December, while, for the first time, the puppets are discussing the date for the beginning of a US withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

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