The Null Device


In the US, a group of black college groups was considering a boycott of cable channel BET (Black Entertainment Television). The group's grievance is that BET overemphasises materialism, with designer-label clothing and luxury cars being presented as a measure of worth and status (a phenomenon referred to as "bling-bling" in the hip-hop lexicon).


Looks like captured Taliban/Al-Qaeda POWs (those who weren't massacred on capture, that is) will be kept at the US base in Guantanamo, Cuba, itself a curiosity of geopolitics and history.

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An interview with Katie Sierra, the 15-year-old anarchist suspended from her West Virginia school for wearing a T-shirt bearing an anti-war message.