All I got was a lousy Nobel prize winner
Just wading through the backlog...
Murky in Turkey: what on earth is going on in the aftermath of the Mavi Marmara?
Izzy/Pal and Zio/Anti-Zio: Ignoblus has been reading some of the same things as me (Linda Grant, Tony Judt, Ralph Seliger), and has interesting things to say.
The burka is horrible, but should not be banned: one of the best things I've read about the burka debate, by Kenan Malik.
Anarcho-antisemitism: How Infoshop.org suppresses complaints of antisemitism.
Character assassination: Christopher Hitchens on Prince Charles, prince of piffle.
A local blog for local people: A little more Brockley Max, a little more save Goldsmiths Nursery, and some 1970s Deptford Rock Against Racism. Maybe see you at Hillyfields on Saturday!
The English Defence League: I missed this piece of EDL news, which rather undermines Tony Greenstein's claim that the EDL are basically Zionist:
Two members of the EDL have appeared in court accused of soliciting the hate killings of Jews; they specifically face a total of 7 counts of “soliciting to commit murder”, and “using threatening or abusive language likely to stir up racial hatred”. These included posting comments on the extremist website ‘The Aryan Strike Force’ such as “Jews are parasites feeding off others”, “Jews will always be scum” Kill the Jew, Kill the Jew! Burn down the synagogue. Burn the scum”, “Jews will always be scum and must be destroyed”, and “I would encourage any religion or race which wants to destroy the Jews, I hate them with a passion”.Why Labour lost the election: I agree with Max.