Links

To sites that I find of interest

 

18 April 2006.

Just do it !

  • Tom Englehardt's TomDispatch. A viewpoint - or rather, viewpoints, as the site boasts a long list of contributors - «Made in USA» (mais bien sûr !), but always well thought through and very much worth reading. As Tom says, «a regular antidote to the [US] mainstream media», the views of which dominate even here in Europe. Highly recommended.

  • Neither US nor Euro-centred, like the above a necessary antidote to a great deal of the (dis)information by which we are daily inundated. Unfortunately, the journal, published, in addition to the original French, in 22 other languages - including Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Farsi, for a starter - appears only monthly, and is not immediately available in its entirety to web subscribers. Still, well worth waiting for, no matter in which language one chooses to read it !...

  • A site most definitely not mainstream (but which nonetheless sometimes includes relevant commentaries from mainstream media) and which publishes both news from and commentary on the war on Iraq that one is unlikely to find elsewhere. An added plus is the fact that the site (but not necessarily the articles published thereon) is duplicated in l'idioma gentile....

22 April 2006.

  • 尺八 琴 三味線SOAS Shakuhachi Summer School

    Perhaps not quite the sort of site to which my esteemed readers expect me to provide a link, but definitely of interest to the musically inclined....

2006-04-28.

  • SeniorNet Swedens - eller, som jag hellre benämnar organisationen, SeniorNet Sveriges - webbplats, sannolikt inte heller den sortens webbplats som mina ärade läsare förväntar sig att jag skall länka till. Dock väl värt ett (eller flera) besök - och t o m ett medlemskap !

  • Och min livaktiga lokalklubb här på Kungsholmen - Stockholms pärla med sitt Statshus, sitt Landstingshus, sin Riddarfjärd, sin Rålambshovspark, sin Karlsbergskanal, sin Stadshag, sina träd, torg, gator, butiker, apotek, osv - och viktigast av allt sina invånare ! Här hjälper vi - docendo discimus - seniorer att lära sig mer om den IT-världen som omger oss alla. Kom med Du också !...

  • Och glöm inte

    som går av stapeln den 15 oktober 2008 !...

29 April 2006

  • World Wide Words - Michael Quinion has kindly granted me permission to provide a link to his site, which, as I wrote in a review on StumbleUpon, is highly recommended, both for the information found therein and the style with which it is imparted. This goes, a fortiori, for the weekly newsletter which is sent free-of-charge to subscribers....

  • ZNet - bien sûr ! In particular I'd like to recommend today's article by Arundhati Roy entitled A fury building up across India, which to my mind demonstrates clearly that the present path of what is called «development» is at least as fraught with dangers in India as it is in China....

  • Counterpunch - another site to be ignored at one’s intellectual peril. Unlike ZNet, it unfortunately charges for its email newsletter - 35USD per annum, but even the impecunious can check it out on the web, and read articles like Robert Fisk's The United States of Israel ?, subtitled Breaking the last taboo, which describes the questions regarding the Israeli lobby which cannot be asked in the US - at least not in polite society. Fisk's article was inspired by The Israel lobby, published by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt in the London Review of Books for 23 March 2006. Read it !...

  • London Review of Books> - having referred above to an important article published on the site, it would be ungenerous of me not to provide readers with a dedicated link. And indeed, I always find the Review worth reading - sometimes surprisingly so !...

30 April 2006.

  • Gramsci Links Archive - links to the work of a thinker who retains his relevance. Fortunately, the links provided are not restricted to ones leading only to English-language sites, so one has the chance of reading Antonio Gramsci in the original. What are you waiting for ?!!...

08 May 2006.

  • Japan Focus - invaluable, of course, for anyone with a serious interest in East Asia. Cf Nigel Cowie's recent article, Shutdown : US financial allegations against North Korea, which provides insight into how, for the US with respect to North Korea die Politik ist eine bloße Fortsetzung des Krieges mit anderen Mitteln (pace, von Clausewitz !)....

18 May 2006.

  • Consortiumnews - one of the indispensible (pace, Ms Albright !) sources of information for those interested in reportage on and analyses of what transpires in the heart of the Empire which are several cuts above the corporate apologetics to be found in say, the New York Times or the Washington Post. Let us hope that this site and others like it will, in the absence of corporate sponsorship, receive sufficient backing from grateful readers to allow them - and their authors - to survive !...

28 May 2006.

  • Kikutsubo's site - of all the sites mentioned on this page, the very first to which I should have provided a link ! But all things, it is said, come to those who wait. And for 尺八狂(and music enthusiasts in general), in any event, this site is a must - not merely for the information it provides and the links to more, but for the warmth of the personality of its creator, which it so clearly manifests....

1 June 2006.

  • Editor Peter Ford, who clearly felt it was quite unnecessary of me to ask, nevertheless kindly gave me permission to publish a link to Harper's Weekly Review, a chronicle whose appearance every Tuesday makes me feel as if I'm experiencing a weekly update of Cavara and Jacopetti's Mondo Cane, a film from my youth whose memory I treasure....

4 June 2006.

  • I came across Steve Lendman in connexion with a commentary he published on OpEdNews, cf my posting yesterday to my Letters to the editor, comments, etc page. Impressed with his writing and intrigued by the manner in which he introduced himself, I entered into correspondence with him, which has resulted in his graciously giving me permission to link to his blog. I do so with great pleasure !...

27 June 2006.

  • The Asia Times - an indispensible source of information and analyses for those interested in the affairs of the continent and their import on the wider world. Most - if not all - of its articles are refreshingly free of the occidentocentrism and desire to hold oneself well with the imperial grandees that vitiates so much of the reporting on other continents seen in US - and alas, most European newspapers as well. And for comic relief, the editor has been so kind as to vouchsafe us the scribblings of the egregious Mr (?) Spengler....

22 October 2006.

  • William Blum's newsletter, The Anti-Empire Report (back issues of which are available here - scroll down the page to Anti-Empire Reports (conveniently listed in reverse chronological order) under the heading Essays by William Blum) is about as bare-bones as one can get - no photos, no fancy logo ; one wonders that Mr Blum permits himself the luxury of using colours other than black (pace, Henry Ford !), employing italics, and varying font sizes ! But the information and the analyses he there provides should be more than enough to attract even those who suffer from advanced cases of textophobia ; I have seen few if any sites that have been able to place the outcry over the recent North Korean test of a putative nuclear device into context as well as Mr Blum's. And those who absolutely demand colour, photos, and at least an attempt at graphics can always check out his page on the Third World Traveler website, which also provides links to his numerous books. My own reflections is - what would we do without chaps like Mr Blum and Steve Lendman (q v, supra), who, well past retirement age (Mr Blum was born in 1933, Mr Lendman in 1934), still keep serving us the theriac we so desperately need as an antidote to the sickly sweet and utterly meretricious goo with which the so-called mainstream media force-feeds us ? I can only wish them both 万寿无疆 !...