YouTube Ban Shows Lack of True Democracy in Pakistan

Pakistan’s government was trying to prove its commitment to Islamic ideals and sacredness of Islamic faith when it ordered a ban on YouTube in September following the release of the video Innocence of Muslims, which proved blasphemous to Islamic beliefs. The little religious storm in the political cup was soon over and today, hardly anyone seems to be bothered by the memory of that film.… [Read more]

And Now, For A Movie Break…

If you happen to have two hours to spare and feel like you want to spend that time being informed, amazed and maybe even appalled, watch ‘The Secret of Oz‘, winner of the 2010 best documentary award.  Here’s the desciption from IMDB.com:

“What’s going on with the world’s economy? Foreclosures are everywhere, unemployment is skyrocketing – and this may only be the beginning.… [Read more]

The Real War

The last two episodes of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” that I saw really got to me. Both started with rapes – one particularly violent and disturbing because it took place in a mental hospital.

Maybe I’ve lost my spine because, lately, I’m having trouble looking at such things — and that means I can’t tolerate a lot of television these days.… [Read more]