Top Posts for February 2009

In terms of the number of views, the top 15 posts of the 32 published in February were: Some Breaking News on the Human Terrain System: Death Threats Against Female Colleagues The Deafening Silence of the “Milbloggers”: Inconvenient Truths? Latest News on the Human Terrain System: No Longer Private Contractors Questions and Allegations about Robert […]

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January 2009 in review (updated)

In Review: Statistics since Day One This blog was started on 11 October 2007 (with some posts imported from previous blogs, that predate the launch of this particular blog). December 2008 was by far the busiest month for writing, with 51 posts. The number of visitors to this blog steadily increased each month, from a […]

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Gaza Q & A by Stephen Shalom

This is an excellent resource for anyone needing an introduction and background to the roots of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, with specific reference to Gaza. Steve Shalom teaches political science at William Paterson University in New Jersey — see his: Gaza Q&A on ZNet In particular, these are the questions addressed by Shalom […]

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“Everyone to the Streets!”- Greek protesters take over state television

While the international mainstream news media appears determined to cast the Greek riots as “subsiding,” “waning,” and “easing,” reports from the protesters themselves paint a very different picture. Today, for example, Greek protesters seized state run television and interrupted a broadcast of Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis’ speech to parliament — watch: The youths who are […]

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Some “new” links for the Human Terrain System

Some resources to assist those doing further research, some may be new, some may have been overlooked, the importance of these are left to the judgment of the reader. Those who know, will know what to do with them. Montgomery McFate’s new website Andrea Jackson: SourceWatch entry (also see the SourceWatch entry for Laurie Adler) […]

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Happy Belated Birthday, Claude Lévi-Strauss

November 28, 2008, was the 100th birthday of Claude Lévi-Strauss, who needs no introduction so don’t you dare click that link. The fact of the matter is that I must be one of the few people I know who was not aware of his birthday, until I saw Lorenz Khazaleh’s post on antropologi.info about how […]

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More on the Open Anthropology website

Since beginning this informal and loosely conceived project, I have become more sensitive to the differences between a blog and a HTML website, of the limitations and advantages of each. I originally intended for openanthropology.org to serve as a back-up for this blog, that is, to serve in a secondary and supportive role. Instead, what […]

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Italy to pay “billions” in compensation for colonizing Libya; Sanctions augmented against Zimbabwe

According to Euronews, citing an unspecified currency, Italy has apparently promised to pay Libya compensation for the time that Italy was its colonial ruler (see the video below). This sets an interesting, different tone in current international relations, especially since the current government of Italy is the most right wing since Mussolini set foot on […]

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A few more notes on “wining”

Following up on the last post that featured wining, a Trinidadian blogger in the UK, Sheree Mack, who authors the Every Day Creativity blog, has posted two items on wining. One is a simple poem, akin to a soca road march at Carnival time, and with some key lyrics that coincidentally will reappear in my […]

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