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Monday, April 06, 2009

 

Glastonbury 2009

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The Boss and Neil Young * Karzai Backs Down

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The largest open air music and performing arts festival in the world is scheduled from June 24th to 28th....and is sold out. The location is Worthy Farm, Pilton, near Glastonbury in Somerset, England.

This year, both Bruce Springsteen (The Boss) and Neil Young who were passionate about their opposition to Bush's war in Iraq, have been booked to appear at Glastonbury. Springsteen actively campaigned for Obama. Bush and his cohorts are gone but the war is still going on. In 2006, Neil Young produced an album that contained a song titled "Impeach the President". Not going to happen but they are great and courageous artists. See The Boss and Protest Singer.

Hamid Karzai Backs Down

Not happily, but faced with intense condemnation of the rape law that he readily signed only a month ago, Hamid Karzai backed down -- agreed to "scrap the law". He might not find it that easy. In Afghanistan, it is not only among the Taleban that Islamic fundamentalists exist. Karzai, Bush administration's handpicked candidate to rule Afghanistan has been a failure. Not an easy job for anyone, certainly not for a corrupt man like Hamid Karzai.






Guardian UK

It is said to forbid women to refuse to have sex with their husbands and force them to get their spouses' permission before leaving the house, looking for a job, going to the doctor or receiving education.

Gordon Brown has led the international condemnation of the law, saying today it would be unacceptable for British soldiers to die defending a regime that enacted oppressive legislation of this kind. The prime minister told Sky News that Nato leaders had attacked the law in the communique issued at the end of the summit in Strasbourg, and that Karzai had told him it would not come into force in the way that it had been reported.


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