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The price of Jerusalem, Notebook

The price of Jerusalem

I turned on Al Jazeera on Sunday to see a live interview with Maher Hanoun. In 2009, I was living with Maher’s family in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah when they were evicted from their home.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:33 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 11:11 am

Jean Reno: Je ne regrette rien, Notebook

Jean Reno: Je ne regrette rien

The suave French actor, famous for his performance as the eponymous hit man in Léon, and Captain Bezu Fache in The Da Vinci Code, speaks about his new film, his best man Nicolas Sarcozy and why he likes playing the bad guy.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 6:00 am

Mel Phillips and the great gay fisheries conspiracy, McSmith

Mel Phillips and the great gay fisheries conspiracy

The entire article is an outpouring of loathing of people of whose sexuality Ms Phillips disapproves, but you can at least seen the lineaments of known facts in most of the claims made to support her case.

By | McSmith, Notebook | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 6:07 pm

They say we have freedom, but what about the scars?, Notebook

They say we have freedom, but what about the scars?

There is a reason we must remember people like Patrice Lumumba. Malcolm X described him as “the greatest man who ever walked the African continent”. He fought for freedom, independence and justice, and was a passionate and formidable opponent of colonialism and racism. So, why was he killed?

By | Notebook | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 11:36 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 11:29 am

Games review roundup: LittleBigPlanet 2; Mass Effect 2; Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective; Ilomilo, Games

Games review roundup: LittleBigPlanet 2; Mass Effect 2; Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective; Ilomilo

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring a world of imagination in LittleBigPlanet 2; universe ending action from Mass Effect 2; supernatural sleuthing in Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and a walk in the park with Ilomilo.

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 10:01 am

I’ll be chairing an event at Jewish Book Week where the great Gideon Levy will be speaking, Notebook

I’ll be chairing an event at Jewish Book Week where the great Gideon Levy will be speaking

It’s on Sunday, 6th March. Please do come along – there’s a really ugly campaign going to boycott the event due to Levy’s brave stance defending Israel from those within the country who are leading it on a path to self-destruction by ramping up the occupation and further wars. You can book tickets here.

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 January 2011 at 4:35 pm

Who are the current Mark Kennedys?, Notebook

Who are the current Mark Kennedys?

I wish I could have expressed an ounce of surprise when I heard the story of Mark Kennedy, the police officer who infiltrated environmental activist groups for seven years. Since then, the stories of three more undercover police spies have been exposed. But this is not a surprise, the police have a history of infiltrating political movements in order to crush them.

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 January 2011 at 4:10 pm

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

Our weekly round up of top blog posts and bloggers.

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 January 2011 at 2:50 pm

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