ten minutes hate has been on holiday in Tokyo this weekend, showing a friend the sights, including a display of bonsai at the Meiji shrine:
Feeling rested and refreshed and wanting to share the feeling, here are some links for a lazy Sunday…
- Ben Six wonders if one Henry Kissinger is the right man to clean up football
- This is a great story from Nick Bryan about the perils of Facebook
- Caroline Josephine of Spooning with a Schoolboy has discovered the true path to a Japanese lad’s heart (clue: it involves fish)
Have a great Sunday!
A round up of the sites and articles I have been reading this week:
- Egyptian journalist 3 Arabawy for the latest from Tahrir Square. He also has some awe-inspiring photographs from earlier in the protests and is worth following on Twitter, if you aren’t already!
- Culturejammers Adbusters were less than amused with the Huffington Post’s multi-million dollar sale to AoL
- Back in the UK, Hangbitch reported on the reality behind the posturing in Ringside at the Big Society circus
- Phil at Truth, Reason and Liberty dissected the figures behind the Mail’s latest hysteria over benefit ‘cheats’
- UK Uncut and Beyond Clicktivism issued a call to arms.
Also, five picks from ten minutes hate:
- Hide your wallets! It’s pocket-picking time again as the bankers decide that remorse is for losers
- Examining the obstacles blocking any chance of real reform in the state of us
- Joyfully spotting hints of spring…
- …before realising it was a dangerous case of speaking too soon
- Hate your job? Advice available here.
A happy bank holiday to all readers of ten minutes hate – hopefully the sun is shining! If not and you are chained to the computer today, here are my picks from the hate over the last seven days or so:
- Revisit last weekend’s Ska Sunday – and please add your own choices in the comments
- Indulge in some nostalgia of when we won it five times!
- If it really does rain all day, perhaps use the time to customise your notebook, find inspiration here
- Read this and aim to keep the bank holiday idleness going through the whole week
And four great writers for you:
- Bella Gerens calls out the useless bitch MPs
- Ben Six on BP Chief Executive, Tony Hayward’s unconvincing acts of contrition
- Via Max Dunbar, Sam Harris on the Vatican scandal
- 3am Magazine’s review of an essential addition to any reading list in Radical Muckraking, Black Power and the End of the Sixties
And finally, if you have seen anything you think Julia would enjoy in your recent travels around the interweb, please drop me a note in the comments. Ta!
Well, I have to admire your persistence. It is Sunday though, so kick back with this mix by Kavinsky, courtesy of Dazed Digital, while you peruse the finest reading matter ten minutes hate has to offer. First, the inevitable election coverage:
- Suggested reading material for E-Day minus 1
- On the day itself, you were urged to vote early, vote often. Quite prescient, in light of later events!
- May madness looked ahead to what might happen…
- …in the event we decided to Hang ‘em High
- And as Murdoch ponders his failure to buy the election, cheers all round for a successful Disobey on 6 May
And finally, make sure you are finally rested and relaxed with this lovely story from Ireland, as found on Global Dashboard. It’s back to the fray on Monday…
Some posts you might have missed on ten minutes hate this week:
- As News International breathed fire at those seeking to challenge its anointed representative, I urged you to disobey Rupert Murdoch on Election Day
- Giving out free stuff is clearly one way to get a good write-up…
- The ‘I love migrants’ campaign aimed at presenting the positive benefits of migration launched
- I bid a fond farewell to one of my favourite writers, Alan Sillitoe…
- …and another to rabble-rouser, Malcolm McLaren
And here are some other gems from elsewhere that have enthralled me this week:
- A Frank Zappa interview with Rolling Stone from 1988
- Open Democracy on the effect the election is having on asylum seekers
- Edge Foundation thinkers from ‘behavioural economists to psychologists, physicists to software engineers’ draw their conclusions from the aftermath of the Icelandic ash cloud
- The Independent on a scandal enveloping London’s Savile Row
- Ben Six ponders the future of ‘the underwhelmed generation’