[saymaListserv] FWD: Unmediated voices from Iraq

bright_crow at mindspring.com bright_crow at mindspring.com
Mon Aug 25 11:11:16 JEST 2003


This is from the Clerk of Miami (FL) Friends Meeting, and well worth sharing.

I urge you to visit the weblogs of these young Iraqis.  Be sure to check out their links to other Iraqi sites.

Blessed Be,

From: "Warren Hoskins" 
Reply-To: wisewarren at highstream.net 
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2003 7:30PM
Subject: Unmediated voices from Iraq

In Iraq, there are a couple of young people who post on the internet almost daily, via "blogs," or internet logs.

This is unmediated word from inside Baghdad, and I found the insights and sharing so important, I wanted you all to have the chance to read them too.
First is http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com, which is described as "Girl Blog from Iraq... let's talk war, politics and occupation."

And linked to her blog is http://dearraed.blogspot.com, "*with 
new BILINGUAL flavour* ie. sorry about those wierd characters, but you really should have installed that Arabic OS" -- both are wistfully humorous in a very, very dark way.

Those of us who lived through Hurricane Andrew and a few weeks of no phones or electricity or fresh running water, and with the occasional looter break-in in the area, have a tiny idea what living in Baghdad must be like for these young folks.


Warren Hoskins, Clerk, Miami Friends Meeting
Home: 12040 S.W. 187 St., Miami, FL 33177-3233
Home Telephone: (305) 253-2635
[forwards to cell phone so is usually answered]
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