Thursday, May 13, 2010

Resuming normal service

Deepa Shankaran: The right to have rights: resisting fundamentalist orders

Glyn Harries: Anti-fascism and the BNP in Barking and Dagenham

NCADC: UK Border Agency Reportedly Physically Restrained Pregnant Nadia Arzane to Separate Her from Husband Bashir Foris, Who Has Been Deported

Mission Free Iran: May Day assault from the reactionary American left

Lena Horne 1917-2010; RIP

3 comments:

James Bloodworth said...

In Cuba and Venezuela Ahmadinejad's tirades against "imperialism" are feted on the state news channels (on every station in the case of Cuba), just as Slobodan Milosevic was lionised on Cuban telivision a little over 10 years ago. It would seem for the left that you can be practically any kind of monster, so long as you're an anti-American monster.

bob said...

"It would seem for the left that you can be practically any kind of monster, so long as you're an anti-American monster."

Not "the left" but some parts of the left.

James Bloodworth said...

Yes of course. I consider myself on "the left" but am appalled by that kind of stuff.

Were you to argue though that it was only a minority of the left that indulged in this behaviour then I wouldn't necessarily be so quick to agree.