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A Week in Links #7

September 1, 2010
  • Arundhati Roy is set to join ‘a five-day long observation beginning November 2 to mark ten years of Irom Chanu Sharmila’s lone struggle against the controversial AFSPA.’ More about Sharmila herehere and here.
  • Thea Hillman writes ‘What’s in a name?  Everything.  Intersex:  Why Naming Matters, Or What to Call It.’
  • Full Fact checks out the figures surrounding the tabloid/politician claim that fraudalent claims for DLA is a HUGE problem.  They find that the opposite is true, unsurprisingly.
  • Human Rights Watch report on the June 2010 violence Southern Kyrgyzstan which was supported by the Krygyz military and attacks continue.
  • Aisha Amjad writes about the brutal murder of two young men in Sialkot by a mob which was supported by local police.
  • WVON reports on losers moaning about being outrun by Caster Semenya.
  • Jenara Nerenberg reports on a new Afghan project, the Women’s Journalism Center.  I don’t know about it being the first one, but it certainly is the first in recent years.
  • Tracy Clark-Flory on the excuses used by UN troops for ignoring the rapists they knew had taken over Congolese villages 20 miles from their base.

And now for a bit of beauty, Hole performing Violet live in Philadelphia.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2010 21:49

    Yay Hole 🙂 finally got around to listening to their latest LP… review soon… [preview: better than Courtney’s solo stuff, not as good as Live Through This]

    • September 2, 2010 22:19

      Live Through This *is* one of the best albums ever. On a par with Different Class I think. Really should do that album meme thingy going round blogs atm.

      Look forward to your review.

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