- From Jacobin Magazine, the best article on Libya and the NATO intervention that I’ve read to date (not to say I’ve done extensive research on Libya yet)
- “Libya is lawless. We have now reached a stalemate where the fragmentation in the country is so significant that you can’t have a government anymore.” And from what I’ve seen on the current state of Libya, it seems that Egypt and Qatar are backing opposite sides in the civil war
- New regulations on water pollution are really pissing off coal companies
- Oil production in Brazil and Canada are going to get hit hard by continuing low oil prices, with US oil production surprisingly resilient. Probably is good news for the people of the First Nations
- About a third of the Palestinians who are studying in Venezuela on a special solidarity scholarship have left the program, frustrated with what they perceive to be low standards and dissonance between Venezuelan medical education and international standards. Apparently international standards don’t like to emphasize community health and preventative practices?
- The author of Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual History (2011) hits back against what seems to simultaneously be plagarism and a misrepresentation/misappropriation of his ideas by right-wing Hindu nationalists