Forever Under Construction

1, 2, 3

Posted in China, Cinema, Iran, Lebanon, News, USA by homeyra on May 24, 2007

persepolis1.jpg1Marjan Satrapi‘s success story in the Cannes festival: “Persepolis had its world premiere today at 4 p.m. And at the end of the film, cheers and applause rang through the Palais; the rhythmic clapping that is Cannes’ way of saying “bravo” lasted for more than 15 minutes …” read more

An interview with Marjan at the IHT: ” … In the ’70s, we grew up with American culture – bowling with my cousins, the music, hamburgers, pizza like in Chicago. Nobody can believe how many parallels between where I come from and America – countries that are not very friendly these days. But now that I know the country and have done so many book tours, I think, how stupid we are to make these clichés about America…” read more. Her homepage.

 

«What we wanted to say is, if these people scare you, look closer: They have parents, they have lovers, they have hope, they have stories» …  more

2The news are as messy as usual. Monte (and 99 and Naz-banoo) mentioned the new covert action about Iran, a sort of follow up of a previous article: Subverting Iran – Washington’s Covert War Inside Iran. The comments- in the original article, are … sort of … well, worth reading.

See also Guardian declares war on Iran, and the Nah al-Bared tragedy at The Fanonite.

3 – I enjoyed reading the last Henry CK Liu article: A Mute Strategic Economic Dialogue, about the “The Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED) between the United States and China“. It provides a glimpse into the Chinese way of seeing things, and their way of dealing with the regime- change mega-plans. After all, as Fred wrote: ” … Asia … we are all going to be interested in before too many years pass …”

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  1. Servant said, on May 25, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    Kilroy was here and also at Monte’s blog. He’s absolutely at the peek of his rhetorical skills these days. Wish I could write that well.

    Thank you Homerya.

    Did you know that Oprah is going to visit Iran too? 😀 Just kidding.

    Big blogging weekend for me as the rest of the country will be out bathing in patriotism I’ll be in the Monte’s cloister looking for sanity. Thank you soooooooooo much for sending me the link to Monte’s sermon on the avarice of business. It put me in a tail spin of depression. Don’t worry. I’m better now. But the .45 calibre is still handy in case I need it! 😀

  2. homeyra said, on May 25, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    Hello Serv!
    History is an idiot who no one listens to.
    That says it all! I am glad that you found a safe place in Monte’s cloister, though, as I wrote before, I expect him to be excommunicated any day …
    Great to see resentment new page 🙂


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