Dish editor Chris here. Andrew usually writes the BOTD feature, but, as he noted yesterday, he’s been out sick this week with a wicked flu. His message to readers: Just a note to apologize for my absence from the blog since a little after Christmas. I got the flu pretty bad (yes, like most HIVers, I … Continue reading The Best Of The Dish This Week
https://twitter.com/RaniaKhalek/statuses/553261940223778818 Update from a reader on the above image: That cartoon looks bad, but if you understand the French, the meaning seems to me to be actually anti-racist. “La GPA” is “la gestation pour autrui,” or in English “surrogate motherhood.” The point of the cartoon is that when wealthy white couples pay poor women of color … Continue reading Nous Sommes Charlie, But Do We Really Want To Be? Ctd
Judah Grunstein discusses how France’s conception of “free speech” differs from the more robust American version: Both France and America make the sanctity of free speech a core principle. But at various times over the past 14 years that I have lived here in France, I have been called on by my American friends to “translate” … Continue reading Les Limites De La Liberté
A live-feed of Qaddafi's current state TV address to what's left of his country. He's still ranting against the West. Money quote from AJE: Muammar Gaddafi is not the president, he is the leader of the revolution. He has nothing to lose. Revolution means sacrifice until the very end of your life We challenge America … Continue reading The Tyrant Rambles On
by Chris Bodenner That's Mubarak above. More political cartoons from Carlos Latuff here.
by Chris Bodenner
One of our Egyptian readers closely following the coverage sends us a variety of great links: