Al-Mithaq [Archives:2004/771/Press Review]

September 9 2004

30 August 2004
Main headlines
– Vice-President of the republic opens the 5th international conference on Yemeni civilization in Sana'a
– The GPC renews its call to various political activities for national alignment and contribution to building modern democratic Yemen
– Finding alternative formulas for administrative restructure
– Somali papers reported news on ships dropping poisonous wastes on Somali coasts,
– Speedy Yemeni movements to verify information on and taking measures to avoid Yemen from being exposed to ships wastes

Columnist Dr Abdulaziz al-Maqaleh says in his article in the first colonialist invasion the head of Arab culture was the main wanted target and in the neo-colonialist invasion, it is clear that uprooting the Arab culture is the first goal. Throughout all ages, the forces of occupation were able to storm fortresses and break through the cities walls but they were not able to pluck out one chapter from the nation's culture books unless they were able to take the nation's life.
Hence, comes to surface the importance of culture and the importance of keenness on purifying it from weakness and backwardness, rendering it the sincere expression of the nation's spirit. Finally, the new invasion comes to maintain its advance on from the point where the old invasion ended up after realizing that the nation's culture was itself that created her unified feeling and utter refusal of any form of direct or indirect occupation.