Arab meltdown live; T shirts and development; what's changed because of the global crisis?; MDGs 2.0; big news on climate science; Schwarzenegger c/o a 9 year-old Tanzanian: links I liked

twitter feeds and Al Jazeera live feed on breaking events across the Arab World? [h/t Wronging Rights] Or a pleasingly splenetic ‘Top Five Myths’ about US media coverage of the crisis? [h/t Chris Blattman] World Vision gets a blogosphere battering for shipping thousands of unwanted T shirts to Africa, and responds here. Texas in Africa summarises the T-shirt and development research here. “The crisis has accelerated the arrival of our future. Even for the winners, this is quite a shock.” Martin Wolf explores the political and economic trends that have been galvanized by the financial crisis. As the 2015 MDG deadline closes in, Andy Sumner surveys the debate on what comes next – MDGs 2.0 anyone? Some big news in climate science: we seem to be getting to the point when we can attribute specific disasters (partially) to climate change, with numbers attached. Lawyers everywhere must be licking their lips…. And finally, I have no idea what point about the construction of masculinity this video is making, but watching a 9 year old Tanzanian boy lovingly recall the plot of his favourite Arnold Schwarzenegger movie is strangely riveting. [h/t Alex Evans] ]]>

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4 Responses to “Arab meltdown live; T shirts and development; what's changed because of the global crisis?; MDGs 2.0; big news on climate science; Schwarzenegger c/o a 9 year-old Tanzanian: links I liked”
  1. Sophia Murphy

    We all seem to have fixed on the video – riveting, as you say, Duncan. I’m less preoccupied by the construction of masculinity (love how Arnie joins the bimbos in never missing a chance to show off his pecs) than the construction of justice. Just blow the problem away…. Still, that Alex has a future in telling stories.