- 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 here, here 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.