Your daily dose of Bobism
I am aware that I have been blogging very lightly these past months, which may be a relief for some of you. However, feeling my readership slipping away, and imagining maybe one of you might be suffering from withdrawal, I thought I'd make you aware that you can actually get a daily dose of Bobishness from The Bob From Brockley Daily. This "newspaper" is composed mechanically, by little aggregating robots somewhere, using a smart algorithm based mainly on my Twitter activity. It appears mid-morning every day Brockley time, and if I get five minutes over lunch I edit it to make sure there's nothing too offensive headlining. Here is a taste. I hope to blog about some of these topics in days/weeks to come.
Last Presidential Debate 2012
soupyone.wordpress.com - I didn’t watch the whole debate, but Obama looked tired in this BBC clip. There are some videos at the Beeb which give a greater flavour of the debate. I thought the Presidential debate: Obama’s...
After the big march: what next?
Shared by leftlinks
shirazsocialist.wordpress.com - Workers Liberty reports (below); but how was it for you? There were many flashes and flurries of militancy on the London...
Beneath the law: When the system inherently favors the rapist
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womenundersiegeproject.org - Back in April, I wrote for WMC’s Women Under Siege about the legal gender imbalance female victims of sexualized violence face around the world. But a disturbing recent investigation by the independent...
A lower standard for them
Shared by Ray Cook
normblog.typepad.com - Is it worth engaging with the arguments of someone of whom you do not have an especially high opinion? That depends. If it's just about influencing her (the person in question), maybe not. But if it's about the argument itself and the influence it might have with others, then it could be worth doing. In a letter in today's Guardian Jenny Tonge responds to a column by Jonathan Freedland in which he wondered at the lack of protest about the Assad regime's brutality and its tens of thousands of victims, particularly from political quarters always quick to condemn Israel when it kills Palestinians.Tonge's response (scroll down) is of the we-expect-more-of-Israel variety
Equality law: the Scouts’ exception
Shared by Kellie Strøm
airforceamazons.blogspot.com - Equality law: the Scouts’ exception From the Telegraph: Schoolboy ‘banned from Scouts for being an atheist’ Schoolboy George Pratt had attended his local Scout group for ten months, and was expecting...
The Israeli-Palestinian Enthymeme
O Canada, how much will it cost us for you to keep him?
sedgemore.com - Conrad Moffat Black, (for now) Baron Black of Crossharbour, PC, OC, KCSG, denounces the venality and corruption of the fascistic US justice system, says that he has been “persecuted half to death”,...
mystical-politics.blogspot.com - Word of the day: "tumult" Surprise of the evening: Mali? This was supposed to be a debate about foreign policy - so why no discussion of Europe (although Greece got a shout out)? Of India? Of any s...
The BBC And The NHS
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soupyone.wordpress.com - I think Martin Shovel doesn’t get the recognition that his wit and drawing skills deserve. In this case he details with the BBC’s attitude to the NHS: Those readers unfamiliar with the issues would...
Hillsborough investigation should be extended to Orgreave, says NUM leader |
Shared by Paul Gilroy
guardian.co.uk - The police complaints watchdog is under pressure to widen its investigation into alleged fabrication of evidence by South Yorkshire officers in the 1980s as new allegations emerge of attempts to fr...
RIP George McGovern – a war hero who fought to end a war
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blogs.telegraph.co.uk - It is with deep regret that I report that George McGovern has died. A Democratic Senator from South Dakota, McGovern was his party’s nominee for president in 1972. His campaign was called The Child...
Obliged to Offend: The dark side of Hugo Chavez's Venezuela
Shared by Bob Gordon
obligedtooffend.com - When things are grim at home it can be easier to seek comfort in developments abroad. And boy, are things grim at home right now. Stagnant levels of pay, an economically incompetent government det...
guardian.co.uk - Even given his own talent for hyperbole, the claim George Galloway made on Sunday night was extraordinary: that he had discovered his secretary was working as an "agent" for a Metropolitan police counter-terror...
What Next for Respect in Bradford?
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jatkinson1977.wordpress.com - The past week has been bizarre, even for George Galloway. He has written to the Home Secretary and Speaker of the House to ask why, he alleges, SO15 (the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Uni...
Anti-Repression, Anti-Fascist Strategizing Suggestions
blackorchidcollective.wordpress.com - With the rise of the Golden Dawn fascist group in Greece, and their attempts to build a base here in the U.S. (link) , anti-fascist strategies are becoming more and more crucial. Also, I wouldn’t...
Abortion: Mehdi Hasan has highlighted a dilemma that liberals fear to face
Greater Serbiton - In the UK in recent weeks, the abortion issue has flared up again, thanks to the call by Women’s Minister Maria Miller to lower the legal time-limit for abortions from 24 to 20 weeks after the start of pregnancy; the statement of the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, that he favours a limit of 12 weeks; and the surprise article in the Huffington Post by Mehdi Hasan, former political editor of the flagship left-wing periodical New Statesman, arguing that being ‘pro-life’ does not prevent him from being left-wing.