Bits, bobs, beats
Save the Libyan revolution
Save the revolution: Michael Totten: What if Gaddafi wins? Robert Zubrin: What Sarkozy [and Cameron] can do. Qulliam have a seven point plan. None Shall Pass: Is Libya our Spain? Shuggy:
On the migration issue: Franck Duvell. On liberals and Libya: HuffWatch asks what made HuffPo change its mind. On the anti-imp left and Gaddafi: Dale Street - George Galloway and the sausage-muncher.
I still haven't finished writing that post. Flesh's new post very eloquently says lots of the things I feel confusedly. Meanwhile, I've continued my seeking out of sane voices and informed news sources. These include: Dimi Reider, Meretz USA, Diaa Hadid, Hussein Ibish. I have also added a box down on the bottom right aggregating rss feeds of some alternative news sources from Israel/Palestine. Despite the horror and evil of the Itamar massacre, and the stupidness of responding by expanding the settlements, I have read a number of articles giving cause for cautious optimism, such as by East Timor's Jose Ramos Horta on a visit to Israel/Palestine, by Josef Olmert on the West Bank, and by Diaa Hadid on the would-be Facebook revolutions in Palestine.
Nick Cohen on Ed Miliband's Finklerism. Dale Street on the Scottish left's unprincipled realignment behind Galloway. Chris Mark: Free the fascist, grab the Jew. James Gray on free schools - free to teach creationism. Ruth Franklin on the de-Judaising of Anne Frank.
This week's listening at Bob's house: Das Racist - a tune, "Mira Mira", below and some lyrical deconstruction here. Hebonics 101: "Jewish street culture connected through the veins of Hip Hop" - download here or sample below. Balkan Beat Box - listen to "War Again" at Melophobe.
This week's album desires: Jamie XX's remix of Gil Scott Heron - listen to "New York is killing me" at Metrojolt, plus lots on YouTube, including "I'm New Here" below. Neil Diamond The Bang Years. What an amazing two years of output, including "Solitary Man", "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" and "I'm A Believer". Read reviews at Pop Matters and End Hits.
Das Racist - Mira Mira by dasracist
Hebonics 101 by Sneakas
Selected hat tips: Dave Osler, Jogo, Jim Denham, Anamik, Kellie.