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Elsewhere, Not A Round Up.

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Thankfully, the days when the world revolve or seem to revolve around Britain have long since gone and whilst the British general election has been interesting for political trainspotters there’s a lot more happening in the world, here’s my completely subjective pick:

Adam Holland has an excellent post on the next racist myth.

After the Offal libel, you can expect these fictitious super-weapons to become a stable in the life of anti-Jewish racists.

Judeosphere has a bevy of fine posts, but I thought these were particularly amusing, The New Statesman Praises Iran’s President For Not Denying the Holocaust and The Decline And Fall of Walt & Mearsheimer.

I couldn’t resist this one:

“The proportion of MPs that went to private school is five times that of the population as a whole – an increase from the last parliament. The new parliament sees the number of ethnic minority MPs almost double from 14 to 26, while the number of female MPs also rose – though by less than 2.5 percentage points, from 126 out of 646 in the last parliament, to 142 out of 649 today.”

Terry Gavin, Speaking Truth To Power In Palestine.

Over at Searchlight, Young, nazi and out of a job.

Iranian Nobel Winner Launches Scholars at Risk, Ireland Section.

Review of Slobodan Milosevic trial, weighing the evidence (HRW 2006).

At the CST, scrutinising that French racist, Dieudonne on Press TV.

Olly puts it a different way, Music Desk: Won’t Get Fooled Again.

More on Arizona’s Immigration Law from the New Centrist.

Mystical Politics covers Elena Kagan, Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, an underreported story if there ever was one.

Roland on the Mcveigh tapes.

The new look Butterflies and Wheels, The Regime in Iran has silenced the voice of five more activists!

Two multimedia projects about Bosnia from Café Turco.

Jane Austen’s latest fan.

Israel Blamed for Saudi Misogyny.

Jane Fonda and Anne Frank: Banned in Beirut.

The Index on Censorship blog: UK: Leaked coalition document promises “review” of libel laws, but don’t hold your breath.

Labour Start has many informative articles, but I was struck by Uprising in Egypt: A new labor movement takes shape and Iran: Execution of a Trade Unionist.

Harold Bloom on The Jewish Question: British Anti-Semitism.

Flesh is Grass on More on Farzad Kamangar and the political dissidents executed in Iran.

Written by modernityblog

14/05/2010 at 19:06

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  1. Thanks for the link!


    17/05/2010 at 20:10

  2. You’re most welcome 🙂


    19/05/2010 at 18:12

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