Friday, 6 January 2012

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Local officials estimate that 3000 people were killed by rebels in the South Sudanese region of Jonglei
In the past two weeks, United Nations aircraft had been tracking an unusually large column of 6,000 to 8,000 heavily armed fighters from the Lou Nuer ethnic group as it advanced toward the town of Pibor, cutting a swath of destruction across the savanna. Pibor is the hometown of the Lou Nuer’s traditional rival, the Murle, and the two groups have been locked in a tit-for-tat cattle rustling feud for years, with the death toll steadily rising each round. 
NY Times: Accounts Emerge in South Sudan of 3,000 Deaths in Ethnic Violence, January 5, 2012

Some thoughts on the Republican Primary in Iowa: Mitt Romney is the last man standing, there won't be a consensus in the party on a different candidate (Gingrich was destroyed in the vetting process, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum have as little in common as possible for two candidates of the same political party). Also, the NY Times asked the candidates about their views on executive power. 

Vanity Fair has a stunning report on the Japanese workers cleaning up in the radioactive exclusion zone around Fukushima. 

Pop Culture: 

KEXP recorded session with The Rosebuds and Exitmusic

I'm kind of amazed at and excited about the amount of press the second season of Portlandia (which starts today) is getting. The A.V. Club interviewed Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen ("It always seems like when a show is based so much on a relationship between two people, it’s nice to have a reset button. Carrie and Fred are sort of the reset button for the audience. You never lose sight of the fact that there’s actually real friendship underneath everything."). The second episode is the BSG-themed One Moore Episode

Additionally to the opening titles, e4 also has an interview with the cast of Skins on season six. Here's a list of all the adjectives Jessica Sula uses to describe it: "deep, intense, dark, sinister, sexual, sensual, passionate, erotic, hardcore, violent". 

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