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Weekend links

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…

  1. Ben Six wonders if one Henry Kissinger is the right man to clean up football
  2. This is a great story from Nick Bryan about the perils of Facebook
  3. 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!

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Hate highlights – 13 February

A round up of the sites and articles I have been reading this week:

  1. 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!
  2. Culturejammers Adbusters were less than amused with the Huffington Post’s multi-million dollar sale to AoL
  3. Back in the UK, Hangbitch reported on the reality behind the posturing in Ringside at the Big Society circus
  4. Phil at Truth, Reason and Liberty dissected the figures behind the Mail’s latest hysteria over benefit ‘cheats’
  5. UK Uncut and Beyond Clicktivism issued a call to arms.

Also, five picks from ten minutes hate:

  1. Hide your wallets!  It’s pocket-picking time again as the bankers decide that remorse is for losers
  2. Examining the obstacles blocking any chance of real reform in the state of us
  3. Joyfully spotting hints of spring
  4. …before realising it was a dangerous case of speaking too soon
  5. Hate your job?  Advice available here.

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Hate highlights – 6 December

Essential reading for your Monday:

  1. If you are inclined to believe that anarchists are the type of people who only turn up to ruin your carefully stage-managed, peaceful demonstration, you urgently need to read Property is Theft on don’t vote, organise – the reasoning behind the slogan
  2. Five Chinese Crackers has this eye-opening Special Report: are there too many blacks? What, how is that racist? Can’t say anything now. on how the veil that was once drawn over most tabloid anti-immigration reporting grows ever thinner
  3. Share in the spookiness that sees Postcards from Yesterday and ten minutes hate post on the same topic, from the same city, at exactly the same date and time…
  4. Curious as to what results when two men decide to drive a few hundred miles and teach themselves to surf all at once?  The Greenhorn Surf Diaries is for you, then
  5. And if you whip through these beauties in double-quick time, Ben Six provides some further must-reads in Thank Heavens I’ve Got No Standards to Lower

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Hate highlights – 3 August

A list of the best of the web during the time I’ve been away:

  1. Starting with the insightful analysis of the situation in Afghanistan from Septic Isle that should routinely come from other news sources, yet rarely does
  2. Modernity also covers the reporting of the leaked Afghanistan files
  3. Chicken Yoghurt attempts to do ‘the Hague and evac and put the freshness back‘ into Afghanistan
  4. The Flying Rodent takes a cold scalpel to the heart of the dispute between the US government and BP in Tu Quoque, Buddy
  5. Don’t Get Fooled Again reports on the Trafigura guilty verdict
  6. Truth, Reason and Liberty on the workers around the world fighting cuts in the only possible way in No War but Class War
  7. Ben Six writes about a reshaping of graduate ambitions in the face of brutal economic reality in The Playing Field
  8. Tania Glyde ponders the ‘RIP Raoul Moat’ Facebook groups and the sound of Guardian readers’ heads exploding
  9. There is an illuminating Interview with a Private Eye, over at Viceland
  10. And the ever-excellent Daniel Hoffmann-Gill tries to do shopping, with surprising results…

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Hate highlights – 31 May

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:

  1. Revisit last weekend’s Ska Sunday – and please add your own choices in the comments
  2. Indulge in some nostalgia of when we won it five times!
  3. If it really does rain all day, perhaps use the time to customise your notebook, find inspiration here 
  4. Read this and aim to keep the bank holiday idleness going through the whole week

And four great writers for you:

  1. Bella Gerens calls out the useless bitch MPs
  2. Ben Six on BP Chief Executive, Tony Hayward’s unconvincing acts of contrition
  3. Via Max Dunbar, Sam Harris on the Vatican scandal
  4. 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!

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Hate highlights – 9 May

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:

  1. Suggested reading material for E-Day minus 1
  2. On the day itself, you were urged to vote early, vote often. Quite prescient, in light of later events!
  3. May madness looked ahead to what might happen…
  4. …in the event we decided to Hang ‘em High
  5. 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…

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Hate highlights – 30 April

Some posts you might have missed on ten minutes hate  this week:

  1. As News International breathed fire at those seeking to challenge its anointed representative, I urged you to disobey Rupert Murdoch on Election Day
  2. Giving out free stuff is clearly one way to get a good write-up…
  3. The ‘I love migrants’ campaign aimed at presenting the positive benefits of migration launched
  4. I bid a fond farewell to one of my favourite writers, Alan Sillitoe
  5. …and another to rabble-rouser, Malcolm McLaren

And here are some other gems from elsewhere that have enthralled me this week:

  1. Frank Zappa interview with Rolling Stone from 1988
  2. Open Democracy on the effect the election is having on asylum seekers
  3. Edge Foundation thinkers from ‘behavioural economists to psychologists, physicists to software engineers’ draw their conclusions from the aftermath of the Icelandic ash cloud
  4. The Independent on a scandal enveloping London’s Savile Row
  5. Ben Six ponders the future of ‘the underwhelmed generation’ 

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Hate Highlights – 21 March

Some posts you may have missed on ten minutes hate this week:

  1. Suffer, little children on the treatment being handed out to the most vulnerable asylum-seekers
  2. Roll up, roll up… looked on in dismay at yet another drug panic
  3. Computer love on action you can take to stop the Government messing with our interweb

And here is the best of the rest of that internet, enjoy it while you can:

  1. The BBC shelves an investigation into Conservative donor Lord Ashcroft following pressure from Senior Tories
  2. This year’s Orange Prize long list brings misery to judges
  3. Worried about your local pub’s survival?  New plans announced to help you buy it…


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Hate Highlights – 13 March

Here’s the best of ten minutes hate from this week:

  1. Using Slang in a Second Language – Eb Ward takes an uncomfortable bus journey
  2. One for the girls – celebrated Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar win
  3. Predictable outrage outrages predictably – despaired at the world
  4. Some animals are more equal – listened to the MPs squeal
  5. A day without immigrants? – looked across the English Channel

And here are some other good things I twittered about this week:

  1. The Daily Mail caught in telling lies SHOCKER!
  2. Simon Singh says farewell to the Guardian as his libel fight takes its toll
  3. The Girl with the One Track Mind finally gets an apology from the Indie
  4. Vanity Fair tries to scratch the surface of Team Cameron in Cameron Obscura
  5. And Mr Cameron forgets Sky News are recording…


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Hate Highlights – 6 March

Lots going on this week, so here’s your chance to catch up with this week’s highlights from the hate:

  1. Toffs v toughs – looked at a resurgence of class war at Newcastle University
  2. Questions – considered what we really need to know about the Jon Venables case
  3. The worst cut is the deepest – wondered how much intent lay behind the decision to scrap 6Music
  4. ten minutes hate – assessed Carol Vorderman’s attempts to fill Sarah Palin’s sassy soccermom shoes
  5. Well hung – viewed the forthcoming election with a mix of despair and hope

Let me know your thoughts on any of these subjects, or anything else that takes your fancy, using the form at the end of any post.  (You don’t even have to use your real name!)

Remember you can also get ten minutes hate updates via the magic of Twitter by following me here, but if you have an aversion to all things Twit-related, just keep an eye on the ‘Telescreen updates’ bar on the right of the screen.  Here is the pick of my tweets from the last seven days:

  1. C4 News Exclusive: leaked email warns party’s throwing away election victory with ‘shambolic’ campaign
  2. Very cool graphic could assist in the saving of 6music
  3. The return of nasty? Tories finally turn to immigration to get the vote out in marginal seats
  4. Why it is dangerous to joke on Twitter
  5. Finally, a must see! Don’t Worry About Me on BBC2, Sunday 7 March at 11.45pm

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