Thursday, 5 February 2015

Re: this recent welcome news from Paris

French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his "courage" and "heroism" during a ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister Manuel Valls.


Friday, 30 January 2015

News that the 2014 summer war in Gaza resulted in the deaths of 539 Palestinian children, approaching 3,000 injured Palestinian children and now about 35 or 40% of Gaza's million or so kids are reported shell-shocked.

(via Priyanka Boghani [PBS staff page].)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

This .pdf contains rolling up to date information listing current humanitarian aid projects for Nigeria, with funding status of each project.

(edited to reflect date accuracy.)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

In west London, the last words of Jimmy Mubenga (killed by outsourced security personnel, carrying out British state routines) were reportedly "I can't breathe".

Meanwhile in Ohio the Cleveland police union are justifying their homicide of a child whilst expressing outrage that a gridiron player wore a t-shirt.

Reihan Salam unpacks what white privilege means (via Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brad DeLong).

Friday, 12 December 2014

'Race, class, and gender: Intersectionality between social reality and political limits' by Houria Bouteldja (via Justin LS of TMP).


[side-note: Bouteldja's navigating through and under etc. different patriarchies reminded a little bit of Deniz Kandiyoti's patriarchal bargains*, in that case just wrt treatments of different patriarchies as a starting point, something since revised by Kandiyoti herself granted

* this may well be a whitesplaining/mansplaining** addition I realise, but just really wanted to rep Kandiyoti, pretty much apropos of nowt, to be honest

**without wanting to dilute a genuinely valuable term)]

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Lying is easy.