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A Week in Links #11

October 15, 2010
  • Karan Thapur interviews Arundhati Roy regarding her ‘involvement’ with Maoists.
  • Iman Qureshi interviews Hanif Kureishi ‘about sex and the struggle for liberation’.
  • Ryan Burns with ‘Chloe’s Legacy’.  A call to arms.
  • Sarah Smith shows that ‘Welfare is an engine of mobility‘ and urges the Coalition to bear in the mind the acheivements of the last admininistration.
  • Barry Duke writes about ‘Mary MacKillop, soon to become Australia’s first Catholic saint, was briefly excommunicated by the church in part because she exposed a paedophile priest.’
  • Rei posts a very detailed piece about sex development.
  • Christine Burns interview Nadia Almada, the most fabulous of Big Brother winners (podcast).
  • Andrew Buncombe writes about Manipur’s Commonwealth winner Mary Kom and her boxing academy.
  • The BBC reports on the idiot Elin Jones’ commitment to kill badgers.  A plan with no scientific or legal support.  How much money will this woman waste in her quest for some farmers’ votes?
  • Scott Bronstein of CNN’s Special Investigations Unit reports on Terry Kohut, who has ‘filed the first sex-abuse lawsuit against the Vatican actually naming Pope Benedict, previously known as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, as a defendant.’
  • Colm O’Gorman, who sued the last pope, writes about speaking out – especially when it is particularly hard to do.  Excellent piece.
  • Hans von Sponeck, UN humanitarian co-ordinator from 1998-2000, writes an open letter to Tony Blair about Iraq.
  • Subir Ghosh lists, with excerpts, ‘Twenty articles on Kashmir that non-Kashmiris must read‘.
  • Major Margaret Witt won her case against dismissal from the Air Force because of DADT.  The decision is being appealed by Barrack “This will end on my watch” Obama’s administration.
  • Bikya Masr blog reports on Azimzhan Askarov, director of the [Uzbek] human rights organization Vozdukh (Air) conviction of a transparently fabricated charge.

And now for a bit of beauty, Sammy Davies Jr’s Mr. Bojangles:

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