Bang, Bang, Bang– Terrifying Here; Heroic over There. More Weapons for Ukraine vs Rising Shootings in the US

Bang, Bang, Bang– Terrifying Here; Heroic over There. More Weapons for Ukraine vs Rising Shootings in the US

by B Nimri Aziz, April 12, 2022 [Member of the New York City Police Department Emergency Service Unit conducting high visibility terrorism deterrent operations near the subway entrance in Midtown Manhattan.Heavily armed with carbine rifles and ballistic vests. The Hercules…

Martin Luther King Jr: Encountered in Algeria, 2008

Martin Luther King Jr: Encountered in Algeria, 2008

January 17, 2022 Martin Luther King Day, USA. By BNimri Azi “Mahteen”, she said, meeting my eyes for the first time while she attended to the papers that I’d set on her desk. I was in Oran, Algeria, being assisted…

Etel Adnan, Esteemed Poet and Artist might well inquire about her missing Arab companions, as the outstanding New York exhibition of her art draws to a close

Etel Adnan, Esteemed Poet and Artist might well inquire about her missing Arab companions, as the outstanding New York exhibition of her art draws to a close

Etel Adnan, 1950s, as student in France Jan 8/2022 by B Nimri Aziz There are perhaps five million Arabs who identify as Americans, our earliest ancestors having arrived here almost two centuries ago. Many more Arab migrants reside in Canada,…

Vicissitudes of Syria War Reporting

Vicissitudes of Syria War Reporting

by Barbara Nimri Aziz. December 7, 2021 Syria military map Jan. 2017 from U. Texas, T. VanLinge (unverified) It’s long past time for a reckoning by Washington on its disastrous  policy in Syria. Instead of addressing the scope and venality…

Morality Plays: Entertainers Draw the Line

Morality Plays: Entertainers Draw the Line

Comedian Dave Chappelle: from Chappelle’s Show By B Nimri Aziz Have you noticed: moral issues are no longer the domain of clerics and philosophers? Not politicians either. Our ethics, however capricious they’ve become, evolve largely from the mega entertainment industry.…

Yesterday, September 12, 2001, Revisited

Yesterday, September 12, 2001, Revisited

September 11, 2021, By B Nimri Aziz Again, I’m turning off all media and staying home. I have my own memories, and my own intelligence– not just of that day, but the manic weeks and decades that followed.        Chants…