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Thursday, 8 March 2012

General item

Joseph Kony is not in Uganda (and other complicated things) "Kony 2012, a video by advocacy group Invisible Children to raise awareness about the pernicious evil of Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony, has already been viewed more than 9 million times on YouTube since its release this week. But let's get two things straight."

Foreign Policy
 
 

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Lead item

That's enough politeness "Life may have become a little easier for white women who can afford to hire a nanny, but the rest of us have settled for a cheap, knock-off version of gender revolution. Instead of equality at work and in the home, we settled for 'choice', 'flexibility' and an exciting array of badly paid part-time work."

The Independent
Feminism
 

General item

What the Libyan intervention may have cost us "Just a year has gone by since the Arab Spring first hit Libya, and celebrations of Libya's liberation from its despicable dictator aren't exactly making headlines. Indeed, has there been much to glorify?"

The New Republic
 

Thursday, 8 March 2012

And finally

General item

Solar storm soon to hit Earth "Earth's magnetic field is about to be shaken like a snow globe by the largest solar storm in five years. After hurtling through space for a day and a half, a massive cloud of charged particles is due to arrive late today and could disrupt utility grids, airline flights, satellite networks and GPS services."

The Australian