A blog recommendation: Letters from a Young Contrarian. An intelligent, youthful London-based blogger with a political perspective that is not off the shelf.
Islam: Interesting article I missed a few weeks back on British Muslim women fighting back. And from BenSix on what they are fighting back against.
Class War is dead, long live the class war: Anarchists argue about Islamism (interesting comment thread about Class War); The Free Association reflects on Class War's legacy.
Fascism and anti-fascism: Andy Carrington fighting the EDL on-line; EDL and BNP work together in Barking; EDL in Liverpool; Infidels vs Reds; Are all BNP members paedophiles?; Unsentimental thoughts about anti-fascism; Racism and liberalism in the anti-fascist movement; Manchester AFA has had a relaunch, and its website has some interesting stuff, e.g. on Stieg Larsson, and on 1930s Manchester.
Local news: I recently posted about Ladywell Fields - well, there will be an event there at the weekend to celebrate the renovation.Other local matters: SolFed versus Office Angels; The library campaign goes to Downing Street, while Crofton Park goes "social enterprise"; Council cuts bring an end to the Blackheath kite festival and the Pink Floyd-founded Schoolhouse Education facility, but Brockley Max survives; Sarf London pubs die, but some are re-born. Local history: A Tahitian in Deptford. Also: the treasures of Deptford market, from this wonderful site. Also new to me local blogs: Deptford Allotments, and The Creekside Hermit.
Some links on the proposed UCU boycott of the EUMC working definition of antisemitism: David Hirsh, Mark Gardner, Modernity, Eve Garrard. There are also more Israel boycott motions - see here.
Also: Dave Osler on Blue Labour; Phil Dickens in conversation with a homeless ex-soldier; Reuben BR tells you if you are a smug metropolitan liberal; Roland D on LaRouche and Ron Paul; George Readings on the left's promotion of Islamist extremism; Tim Flatman on the new threat of war in Abyei, South Sudan; Tom Gross's video dispatches from Syria, via Scotfella; Ari asks what next for BDS; Sarah AB on racism in the Czech republic; False Dichotomies on Palestinian non-violence; Modernity on the West Dunbartonshire book boycott; Ben Dror Yemeni on the Arab apartheid; Lush soap says no one is illegal.
Elsewheres: Stuart's democratic left round-up.