I've been meaning to say something about the Lindsey oil refinery strike, which has been very much on my mind this week. However, I've not managed to write it, so instead read Left Luggage (1,2) or The Commune.
I've also wanted to say something about the anti-Roma pogroms carried out by Loyalists in South Belfast. So, here's Bock.
And I have also wanted to say something about the SOAS cleaners deportation, but, again, not enough time, so here's their statement, their blog, Alberto Toscano, and an anonymous occupier.
Scott McLemee on Cathy Wilkerson on Bill Ayers and the Weather Underground: not exactly current, but very good. (H/t Jogo)
Jonathan Steele, one of the Guardian's house infoolectuals, apparently an "expert" on more or less anything "foreign", is one of my hate figures. Norm finds new evidence of his pernicious foolishness.
It was as plain to me as the light of day that Thatcher's Falklands war was wrong, wrong, wrong. Now I am not so sure any more.
The Tablet celebrates Yiddish radio.
Schalom Libertad plays some Kutiman.
Jonathan Sacks on "mutated" antisemitism. I don't like the "virus" analogy, but this is worth a read.
Light relief: Twitter creator regrets use by Iranian people. (H/t Jogo)
Image above from Farhad's photo gallery, of an Iranian gypsy woman.