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Archive for November 17th, 2008

Housing, New Labour and the BNP.

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I have a guest post up at Stroppyblog which covers some of the political implications of Labour’s recent Green Paper on Council Housing.

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17/11/2008 at 23:01

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Iplayer and Tibet

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I was about to suggest that people watch “This World: Murder in the Snow” but Iplayer have taken it off.

The Beeb are probably too scared to offend the Chinese government, as it deals with the reality of Tibetans’ appalling treatment under China’s brutal military rule, still catch when its next on:

“The powerful story of a group of Himalayan mountaineers who witnessed and filmed the shooting of Tibetan refugees as they attempted to flee over the mountains into Nepal. In September 2006 Chinese border guards opened fire on a group of Tibetans high on the Nangpa Pass. A 17 year-old nun, Kelsang Namtso, was killed and two others injured. The horrifc scenes were captured on video by western climbers. This film interweaves the stories of the Tibetan survivors who esacaped and the climbers – much of whose dramatic footage has never been seen before.”

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17/11/2008 at 22:29

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