Friday, May 08, 2009

Weekending

I'm stealing Jim's formula for this post, minus the YouTube, so I'll start off with two links to him:
OK, here is a YouTube actually. And it's not Pete Seeger. Mavis Staples. The guitar is Ry Cooder. One of my son's favourite songs.

6 comments:

Graeme said...

Worth noting: Jean-Marie Le Pen is Dieudonné's daughter's godfather. Anti-zionist, aye, because the man hates Jews. There's a decent enough editorial about Dieudonné's antisemitism and the reaction to it in Quebec (there isn't really a reaction to it, which is the problem) here.

Jim Jay said...

Do you know the story behind the swastika? It seems like an utterly bizarre thing to be on a school notice board - I thought it might be a history display?

Bob said...

Yes, it's a history classroom. I think the kids did projects. There's a Tudor display, a knights display, a Roman display... and a Nazi display.

Graeme said...

More on Dieudonné here.

Anonymous said...

more information and some background on Dieudonné here (the article is from late 2007, but is still worth a read):

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/11/19/071119fa_fact_reiss?printable=true

(h/t to contested terrain, whose site, by the way, is an excellent resource, so hat tip to you bob for listed it in your blogroll)

Bob said...

Thanks G & Anon.

Here's the link to CT (for some reason, I thought I'd already linked to it!)
Anti-Racist antisemitism? | Contested Terrain. Click "Laugh Riots" for the New Yorker piece.