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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

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Friday, 21 January 2011 at 10:53 am

Does gang rape have a place in film?, Notebook

Does gang rape have a place in film?

Is it too much to say “if it happens in real-life, it can be shown in film”?

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 January 2011 at 6:00 am

The Blame Game – “guilty” parents of anorexics, Notebook

The Blame Game – “guilty” parents of anorexics

Sad news again this morning. Marie Caro, the mother of French model and anti-anorexia campaigner Isabelle Caro who lost her fight with Anorexia late last year, has committed suicide.
Trust the Daily Mail to go with the headline: “”Guilty” mother of dead anorexic model commits suicide.” Marie was overcome with guilt after the death of her [...]

By | Notebook | Thursday, 20 January 2011 at 9:11 pm

EU silence no longer acceptable on Ashraf, Notebook

EU silence no longer acceptable on Ashraf

Earlier this month, dozens of buses carrying Iranian regime agents rolled up to the gates of Camp Ashraf in northern Iraq, home to 3,400 Iranian political refugees, where they began a vicious assault against the unarmed residents. Two days earlier, the visiting Iranian foreign minister had reiterated his regime’s demand for the annihilation of the Ashraf refugees, whom Tehran regards as their only serious political opponents.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 20 January 2011 at 5:57 pm

Manmohan Singh: ‘Who, me?’, Eagle Eye

Manmohan Singh: ‘Who, me?’

When Manmohan Singh was first named India’s prime minister in 2004 – named, not elected, after the Congress president Sonia Gandhi turned down the post – The Economist came out with an amusing, but apt, cover. It showed a puzzled-looking Singh pressing a phone to his ear. The caption read, ‘Who, me?’

By | Eagle Eye, Notebook | Thursday, 20 January 2011 at 3:03 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

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By | Digital Digest | Thursday, 20 January 2011 at 10:55 am

Google Tehran: downloads from internet giant available in Iran for the first time, Notebook

Google Tehran: downloads from internet giant available in Iran for the first time

Google has begun offering downloads of its Chrome, Picassa and Earth programmes in Iran for the first time after a US embargo banning their transfer was relaxed.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 at 8:40 pm

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