Out of Africa, well almost: 2
3rd World View on the blocking of Indian blogs hosted on Blogger.com, Typepad.com and some Geocities blogs. Whose next in the war against bloggers?
So why the Indian government is blocking the blogs? The Great Mutiny reveals:
“It seems that some blogs are being used by some terror units (read SIMI) to communicate. There is a crack down in place. IP numbers are being physically located and identified. All should come back to normal once this operation is over. There is no ban in place. Livejournal and WordPress have been spared. No reason given.”
Marians Blog on the invisible “collateral damage” in Lebanon.
You have to search hard and then read between the lines to find anything about the tens of thousands of African women – mostly Ethiopian – currently trapped in Lebanon in the midst of the humanitarian disaster caused by Israel’s overwhelming and prolonged military assault
Angry Brown Butch – on random thoughts on race –
Did someone announce some sort of contest for which white person could dig up the most instances of racism? A “Where’s Waldo?” for anti-racist white folks? I guess that sometimes, it just seems like some white people are trying to win some sort of brownie points (pun intended) by being the self-designated Racism Police and showing off just how “anti-racist” they can be by publicly nitpicking in ways that just seem…
New Black Man – on “UBUNTU–a Women of Color and Survivor-led community coalition in Durham, NC”
We spend our time focusing on the intent of one white man’s words or deeds, and not the terrorism that they represent for many, many women and sex workers. We talk about the lacrosse players and their ilk as “good guys” gone astray, not about women of color on Duke’s campus and in Durham who have felt accused, exploited, criminalized, and victimized as a result of this action. All of our energy is spent on folks terrorizing others, not those being terrorized
The Wooster Collective – Celebration of Street Art, has a series of photographs of “car dust art”?
This is Not My Country – has a series of posts on the lives of Roma communities.
At the settlement in Votanikos, the people told me that none of the approximately 500 children go to school. Why not ? There is an often cited racist myth that Roma children do not go to school because they don’t want to attend. The truth is that they are systematically excluded by the schools, by the education authorities and by the parents of non-Roma children . Municipal and school authorities often refuse to register Roma children or fail to provide transport from distant settlements to the school.
Pinko Feminist Hellcat on Black victims of torture in the US
Years ago, black suspects accused Chicago police of extracting confessions through torture: beatings, electric shocks, games of mock Russian roulette, and throwing typewriter covers over their heads to make them gasp for air.
On Wednesday, prosecutors appointed to look into the allegations from the 1970s and 1980s said they found evidence that some of the allegations were true _ but that the cases are too old or too weak to prosecute.
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