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Sunday, September 02, 2012
taxi protest in Amman
A reader in Jordan sent me this: "This was sent to me tonight from a comrade who works in the same building of the
magazine company I recently resigned from. The street is colloquially called
"Wadi Saqra St" (after the wadi it bisects). The street is as bourgeiuos as they
come housing high line auto dealerships and the Al Faridah group which is the
biggest distributor of print media in the country. More to come, stay tuned."
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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