Sunday, 4 September 2011

Where the blogging action is . . .

On Syria. on Libya, on the wide revolution that rose in Iran and continues across the Middle East and North Africa, my first stops are the tweeters gathered here, and also EA WorldView.

Terry Glavin’s keyboard is taking a pounding these days. Here he is on Syria, on how “the regime of Bashar al-Assad is waging an all-out war on the Syrian people”.

And here on Libya, “long live the revolution”.

On solidarity and internationalism, and the ongoing confusions of the anti-imperialist Stopper Left. On Paul Berman, “magisterial”.

On Julian Assange, his victims in Zimbabwe, Belarus and Cuba, and his “enablers in the mainstream media.”

On truth and fiction, and on stone walls and brambles.

He has a book coming out. Come From the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan. And you can read more about it on his blog, and via the twittergrams.


Some more places worth a visit: Mick Hartley on the forgotten history of the Jews of Baghdad.

Harry’s Place has a number of posts on some of those having difficulty reconciling with reality in Libya, including nostalgic Communists, Americans both ‘anti-war’ and otherwise , and the governments of Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

The undefeated: Potkin Azarmehr, Iraqi American Mojo, Norman Geras.

More excellent links are supplied by Bob from Brockley.

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