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hundreds killed, thousands injured by Gaza bombing - Guardian
- Boycott Committee
I have written to my local member of parliament requesting that Australia break off diplomatic relations with Israel and impose a trade embargo
CEO of US refiner calls for petrol tax hike - CNN
suggesting a slow rise to $2/gallon
Elsevier publishes a crackpot mathematics journal - UTexas [via /.]
in which the chief editor has published 300 papers of his own!
UK bailiffs can now use force to collect debts - Times
further erosion of civil liberties in Britain
tensions with India increase army influence in Pakistan - FL
update on baby-swinging video case - SMH
Australian laws criminalising possession of child abuse materials go way too far
how the Madoff fallout hits one family - Mwatch
Israel tightens its grip on the Gaza Ghetto - EI
1.5 million people are without fuel or medicine and slowly starving
selling the family farm - HCN [via Kos]
some common tourist scams - RickSteves [via Schneier]
shoe stories from Iraq, five years apart - Informed
an upbeat view of Icelanders' ability to recover - Times
it's one of the few countries in the world that's cheaper for Australian tourists...
picking teachers is like picking quarterbacks - NYer
"Teaching should be open to anyone with a pulse and a college degree -- and teachers should be judged after they have started their jobs, not before."
lessons from the failure of Iceland's banks - Economist
"the euro question could be as significant, in its way, as Iceland's decision to adopt Christianity 1000 years ago"
my speech to today's anti-censorship rally - danny
War Trash [review]
a novel about a Chinese prisoner-of-war held in Korea
Madonna is shameless, but Pinochet was a great man - SMH
how many people has Madonna murdered?
Charter 08: a statement signed by hundreds of prominent Chinese - NYROB
in the backwash of censorship - Offworld
to support filtering, Disney games come with "a comprehensive dictionary of obscenity-laden slang and an extensive catalog of sexual perversions"
imagining some not so successful holiday specials - Scalzi [via RW]
including "Ayn Rand's A Selfish Christmas (1951)" and "Noam Chomsky: Deconstructing Christmas (1998)"
routes are limited for trucking supplies into Afghanistan - Guardian
Pride and Prejudice
as a Facebook feed - MuchAdo [via CT]
Australian court rules that cartoon kids are people, at least in porn - News [via EFA]
if cartoon characters are people, what happens if they're murdered?
Wikipedia is now on a British "child pornography" blacklist - ZDnet
I recommend UK readers boycott Virgin Media, Be/O2/Telefonica, EasyNet/UK Online, PlusNet, Demon and Opal
serious problems with Thailand's monarchy - Economist
Indonesia's new anti-porn law is in action - Time
and it has Bali threatening to secede
no jobs for China's graduates - Guardian
it sounds a bit like the imperial system: "a record 775,000 applicants sat civil service exams - 130,000 more than last year - for only 13,500 jobs"
a new look at Michael Foot - CT
the largest toothless pterosaur yet found - Guardian
mass opposition to net censorship in Australia - Age
Obama's grandfather was tortured by the British - Guardian
the French and the British did appalling things trying to hang on to their African colonies after the war
a 25-book list of the best translated fiction of 2008 - 3%
will the US end up with a Value Added Tax? - CNN
six posts on the Bombay attack - Chapati
an interview with Arturo Perez-Reverte - LAHerTrib [via CR]
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