Wednesday 18 April 2012

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Thousands of documents detailing some of the most shameful acts and crimes committed during the final years of the British empire were systematically destroyed to prevent them falling into the hands of post-independence governments, an official review has concluded.
Those papers that survived the purge were flown discreetly to Britain where they were hidden for 50 years in a secret Foreign Office archive, beyond the reach of historians and members of the public, and in breach of legal obligations for them to be transferred into the public domain. 
The Guardian: Britain destroyed records of colonial crimes, April 18, 2012

openDemocracy on the recent coup in Mali (the rebels declare the independence of Azawad, Touré resigns, the interim leader is a labour union activist).

Anders Behring Breivik's trial started three days ago

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech in Brazil on open and closed societies this week. 

Pop Culture: 

Wild Flag live at Coachella!!

Titus Andronicus covered X-Ray Spex' Oh Bondage! Up Yours! for the tribute compilation Rebel on the Underground: A Tribute to X-Ray Spex.

Jack White's Sixteen Saltines from Blunderbuss, to be released on April 24.

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