Olive Branch Optimism
what a wonderful world...
Sunday, April 24, 2005
Finishing a night of blogfilled fun
I spent most of tonight trying to organise myself, this blog and send emails to other bloggers, particularly the Jarrar family, with their Emergency Aid Distribution setup in Baghdad, sending much needed medical supplies to victims of the siege on falloojeh and other victims of the War.

Information on sending donations to this reliable, well documented cause can be seen at the below site.

To make a Paypal donation to this once in an occupation aid distribution
center run by the Jarrar Family,
click on the link on the right hand side of the below page that says
"make donations"


Money can be sent via mail as a postal order or cash(if u trust it) to ---->

/Attn. Majid Jarrar/
/650 Pearson College Drive/
/Victoria, V9C 4H7/
/BC, Canada

or via Paypal to ->

/Pay To : jarrar_raed@hotmail.com
Payment For: Emergency Aid To Civilian Victims/


I am one of the founding members of Youth and Students Against War here in Perth,
and as such I feel it my duty to get this group back into action, so that when it comes time for some critical punches, we will be ready, not tooo late like we were with Iraq. Here's a copy of the e-mail I sent out to them today!
(without the bit about donating, coz it's already above)

Below I am pasting a list of my bookmarked blogs, each of them you will
find useful in studying the Middle Eastern situation at the moment,
The danger is only just beginning, Iraq is getting worse, Israel is
getting anxious, Syria is having international problems and Lebanon is a
Political mess, though rich in activism.

If we don't intervene somehow, or come together and help, then this
groups existance is pointless.

Here are the blogs

Me Vs Myself - http://me-vs-myself.blogspot.com/
Another Irani Online - http://benevis-dige.blogspot.com/
Turning The Tides - http://blogs.zmag.org/ttt/ (Noam Chomsky's very own
Olive Branch Optimisim..[In my eyes] -
http://olivebranchoptimism.blogspot.com/ (My very own blog)
Raed in the Middle - http://raedinthemiddle.blogspot.com/
Healing Iraq - http://healingiraq.blogspot.com/
Baghdad Burning - http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/ (the best reading
I've had in my life so far)
Over our dead bodies! - http://rezansr.blogspot.com/

Here is some Alternative Media

Lost in Distortion - http://www.lostindistortion.com/base.html
Guerrilla News Network - http://www.guerrillanews.com/
AlterNet: Home - http://www.alternet.org/
Independent Media TV - http://www.independent-media.tv/ (News Ignored
and Under Reported by the Corporate Media)
Democracy Now!: radio and TV news - http://www.democracynow.org/
Hetq Online - http://www.hetq.am/eng/ (Armenian Independant Journalists)