18 March 2007
15 March 2007
One of two suicide bombers kills himself in a cyber café where he came to look at terrorist sites.
The owner of the cyber café asked the two suspicious clients to leave the premises and they refused. One of them blows himself. The other one flew away dropping his belt but e was arrested about an hour later. The Moroccan police have not yet determined what their target was or whether they were waiting for orders that never came.
Four bystanders were injured in the internet cafe. The terrorist dies on the spot. Both terrorists were involved with terrorist attacks of Casablanca 2003 and he got a royal pardon in 2005.
A wound was opened again in the country. the wound of Mai 16th. Now
what were the intentions of these people remains the question every single Moroccan is asking...
Police and the department of National security are raising the level of vigilance according to Moroccan Press Agency.
It is really sad to think about the reasons for all the terrorism and its political implications and how Moroccans suffer every single day from all the different kinds of terrorism. Moroccan people are the ones who are guarding the gates and towers of the country now and always . Not the police. Not the American embassy. Not the Interpol.
I am sure that the Moroccan department of tourism is worried more about all the effects of this attack on the tourism dream of ten million tourists by the year 2010.
photo BBC archive
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12 March 2007
This year, high school students in Chicago will likely learn more about Communism than students in Shanghai: The new world- history textbooks just introduced in China's biggest city have dropped Communist revolutions and socialist theory in favor of colorful tutorials on economics, technology, and globalization.
Socialism has been reduced to a single chapter in the senior high school history course. Chinese Communism before the economic reform that began in 1979 is covered in a single sentence. The text mentions Mao Zedong, the Communist leader and revolutionary considered the father of modern
Almost overnight, the country's most prosperous schools have shelved the Marxist template that had dominated standard history texts since the 1950s. The changes, the authors say, are part of a broader effort by the Chinese government to promote a more stable, less violent view of Chinese history that serves today's economic and political goals.
"Our traditional version of history was focused on ideology and national identity," says Zhu Xueqin, a historian at
The old textbooks, not unlike the ruling Communist Party, had changed relatively little in the last quarter-century of market-oriented economic reforms. They were glaringly out of sync with realities students faced outside the classroom.
But critics say the new textbooks trade one political agenda (Communism) for another (economic progress). However friendly the new emphasis seems to Western ideals, the Chinese government is still controlling the books' content.
In a sense, the new textbooks do not so much rewrite history as diminish it: Having largely abandoned its own Communist ideology,
The new text focuses on the same ideas and buzzwords that dominate the state-run media: economic growth, innovation, foreign trade, political stability, and social harmony.
J.P. Morgan, Bill Gates, the New York Stock Exchange, the space shuttle, and
The books still present a government view of history, just a different version now. So far, the changes are limited to schools in
Deng, Not Mao
Zhou Chunsheng, a professor at
Students now study Mao—still officially revered but no longer regularly promoted as an influence on policy—only in junior high school. In the senior high school text, he is mentioned fleetingly as part of a lesson on the custom of lowering flags to half-staff at state funerals, like Mao's in 1976.
Former President Deng Xiaoping, who began
The new textbooks also de-emphasize peasant struggle, ethnic rivalry, and war, some critics say, because the Chinese leadership does not want people thinking that such things matter a great deal. Officials prefer to create the impression that the Chinese through the ages cared more about innovation, technology, and trade relationships with the outside world.
But some teachers have criticized what they see as an effort to minimize history.
"The junior high textbook [weakens] history," a
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08 March 2007
Ajjig n Tidi tells the story of an Amazigh immigrant who ends up working in the tunnels of coal mines in
The Novel structure revolves round te evolution of the main character and his attempts to understand the changes that happen everyday in his village. changes in values and mentalities of his people during the time of his forced exile in
In hisfirst novel Tawargit d imik Akunad explored certain dreams of possibility. Ssi Brahim, the newly hired imam, accepts the position of Msid teacher and Fkih of the village. He tries to bring lots of reforms to the mosque traditions by encouraging more women to come over to the prayer room. He gave his sermon in Tamazight. For the first time people really made sence of what Friday Khotbas are about. A womwn in the back, pleased with what he fqih said, ‘yuyus’ ( tseghret) in the middle of the khotba. Apologizes later. Ssi Brahim had to “pay it expensive”. His personality became controversial and tragic as the Qayd brings his finger into the discussion. With the help of the local Sheikh, Ssi Brahim lost al grounds and lost the villagers , hi students, women coming to the mosque and the right to speak his language, Tamazight in Allah’s House.
Akinad: Ayuz nek.
05 March 2007
THIS is a compilation of songs in Tamazight and Arabic Dedicated to all mothers these extraordinary humans with big big heart and livers (tasa) and are there to absorb the pains of the world and wait for a better times to come…
Remembering Ali Azayku and al the great poets, singers and artists who spent time tinking all them...
Yemma: from the Palestinian Heritage. (Palestinian)
Thifridjas: Yemma. (Tamazight)
Omar Boutmezzught: (Tamazight)
Big H and Jay: Moroccan Rap (Darija)
04 March 2007
S Tamazight digh neghedd abda:
G tesga n umsawal g internet ghif tguriwin
Imuzzayen ddehgh ayd da ettirigh ad isanegh mandi gher ettirin ad awin a wal. Tsul twelat na mi 3deln seg eligh tella. Tawlaft dda esskern taf ad essghern i ixfawen nnsen mayd
Taguri yat ayd yga ar ettini mami slahen ekw “les indigenes” ddehgh. Slahen add nettawi seg darsen ineghmisen d tguriwin yessbeddan s umata takadimit nnegh d wadif n idlisen xef beddant temsdelsin g timizar g tmizar tirumiyin.
02 March 2007
Princess was born first.... then what?
The news “sparkles” around the country. Mohmed VI looked happy (left) and compassionate holding his little baby in front of the press crowd.
21 gun shots were unloaded to celebrate this big event.
In the blog sphere of/about
3az3oza declares her blog a golden book. Sign your congratulations. Many other bloggers like rachidissari and opened it up for comment and people to express their congratulations. Rachid said 2 words (alf mabrouk). Humble and beautiful i admire that in Mr. Issari.
Amazzal (fr) posted the translation of the detailed press release about the birth of the princess.
Basta news post was a photo of a smiling king holding his gaughter khadija. Opened up congratulation as comments.
In a very elegant “trés rafiné” post Nadia Bitar announces to the world the birth of a princess.
Moroccan blogers that i read in the last couple of days (ar/fr/en) were excited about the event and were sharing the happiness of the Moroccan family. Well nationalism has its sides and corners. But i like how Moroccan received their new princess.
Plate Forme Intercontinentale des MRE posted a photo of the king and his daughter and information about the golden books for people to sign their congratulations.
My word count found out that she had a post of 894 words. She "donated"22 words (2.2%) to the topic.. the title she promised to talk about. Sprayed : 'On Cannons and Princesses.'
In this post used the word “I” 30 times and "capstoned"more than 97.8% of the post 'khabar'. A story about a mysterious phone call and the bureaucracy of an embassy.
This is the paragraph that the title of the post promised.
As it happened, it was cannon fire that I heard last night, a veritable 21-gun salute. Princess Leia Lalla Khadija was born to "The wife of Moroccan King Mohamed VI " (god almighty!) who, in fact, does have a name: Princess Lalla Salma. I needn't tell you that I was mightily relieved that
Let’s not talk about the implications of personal safety and the cost of Moroccans as opposed to ex-pats in
The advice the post gave to
My gift to her are these pearls of wisdom: don't take any crap from your brother Crown Prince Moulay Hassan. Sure he's going to be king some day but you'll get to wear much nicer clothes. And please don't wear your hair like 2 bagels on either side of your head. It's been done. And it isn't a very pretty look.
[who can comment on this? I can’t]
Moroccan bloggers interested in this event remained humble and real in the way they defined what is important to them, while the [blogger] stayed above everyone in an ivory tower with a lot of egoistic clouds between her and the morocco she writes about with special interest in royal crap and star wars.