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Cellar Door Links this Week

December 24, 2011

Rwanda genocide leaders sentenced to life by UN tribunal

Arms suppliers urged to end transfers to Egypt army

Global arms suppliers must halt the transfer of small arms, ammunition and other repressive equipment to the Egyptian military and security forces, Amnesty International said today.

Rebel Chinese village of Wukan ‘has food for ten days’

The rebel Chinese village of Wukan, which has driven out the Communist party, has resorted to smuggling in food past a police ring of steel which has cut off its population of more than 20,000.


A jealous husband is facing life in prison after chopping off his wife’s fingers because she began studying for a degree without his permission. Rafiqul Islam, 30, blindfolded his wife Hawa Akhter, 21, and taped her mouth, telling her he was going to give her a surprise present. Instead he made her hold out her hand and cut off all five fingers.

New study shines light on who gets late-term abortions

Sexual malfunction drug tried out on mentally ill patients in Indore

INDORE: As many as 233 mentally-ill patients were subjected to clinical trials to check the efficacy of Dapoxetine, a drug to cure premature ejaculation, and some anti-depressants.

The Indian Land Grab In Africa

Joining the neo-colonial bandwagon, Indian companies are taking over agricultural land in African nations and exporting produced food at the cost of locals

A history of land struggles in contemporary Kerala

The Case of the One-Armed Murderer

A death sentence awarded to the rapist and murderer of a 23-year-old girl has evoked wild celebration in Kerala, a state known for its liberal leanings.

Caste Wars in northern India.

French clothing firm Lacoste censors, expels Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour from prestigious contest

The high-end French clothing chain Lacoste has demanded the removal of work by Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour from the shortlist for the €25,000 Lacoste Elysee Prize that is awarded by the Swiss Musee de l’Elysee with sponsorship from the firm.


A part of me continues to believe this is a hoax. Even though, apparently it’s not.

The Internal Clitoris

[…] we now understand how the erectile tissue of the clitoris engorges and surrounds the vagina – a complete breakthrough that explains how what we once considered to be a vaginal orgasm is actually an internal clitoral orgasm.

Liza Donnelly, a New Yorker cartoonist, gives a nice TED talk on women, bodies and society.

A video of Che Guevara’s speech at UN 1964


Amitava Kumar, Sonia Faleiro and Teju Cole at the Goa Arts & Literary Festival 2011

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