By Syed M.Aslam
July 30 - Aug 05 , 2001
*** "WITH THIS ACT, we are attacking one
of the multinationals that exploit, starve and poison the
(Statement issued by one of the anti-globalisation
group 'Front for the Extermination of Capitalism' which 'kidnapped'
the clown-emblem of US fast food chain McDonald's in the western
French city of Guingamp)
*** "SHE DOESN'T need to be that good,
anything is better than Gus Dur (Wahid)."
(Unnamed politician close to Indonesia's new
President Megawati Sukarnoputri commenting on her succession to the
sacked president Abdurrahman Wahid)
*** "I AM NOT concerned about US
domestic laws. I would like to encourage the US policy makers (to
realise) that there is something other than the borders of the United
(Director of Liberia's Centre for Democratic
Empowerment, Conmany Wesseh, criticising the US for its role to
undermine the UN conference on small arms by being adamant to supply
arms to insurgents, particularly in Africa)
*** "ON A HOT day it looks like a place
one would go swimming."
(US President George W. Bush's comment while
standing with Pope John Paul II on the balcony of Pontiff's library
overlooking the clear blue waters of Lake Albano, Italy)
*** "SOME ARE INSTEAD questioning
whether free trade, open markets and the Internet really do guarantee
prosperity or a better life."
(Editor of Washington-based Foreign Policy
magazine, Moises Naim, commenting on the reticent attitude of the US
under President Bush about globalisation)
*** "KOIZUMI SAYS 'reforms without
sacred cows,' but isn't the United States the 'sacred cow' of
(Daily Asahi's editorial questioning the Japanese
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's 'slavish diplomatic devotion' to
the US and insufficient attention to Asian neighbours)
*** "Ernest Hemingway look-alike
*** "IF YOU WANT to come (to Canada),
bring a sleeping bag."
(Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien daring the
anti-globalisation protestors, who flocked to Italy, to come to his
country when he hosts G-8 Summit on June 26-28 next year)
*** "BUSH NAMED his cat India so we are
naming dogs George Bush."
(Regional coordinator of Bajrang Dal, a Hindu
extremist group, naming a puppy after the US President as retaliation
for his pet cat named 'India')
*** "IF YOU WANT to address speeches, go
to the United Nations Security Council, address speeches there. Don't
waste my time here."
(Ahmed Qureia, the Palestinians' top negotiator
US-mediated peace talks at Camp David last July, recalling tantrums
thrown at him by former president Bill Clinton)
*** "THOSE WITH THE LEAST have least to
fear from the future."
(Administrator of United Nations Development Program, Malloch-Brown,
commenting on the importance of figuring out how the poor can benefit
from information and biotechnology revolutions)