I bear my scars with dignity,’ says 15-year-old Ylva Schwenke, ‘because I got them standing for something I believe in.

One Day in History - in pictures

Photographer Andrea Gjestvang’s poignant portraits of survivors of the Utøya massacre in Norway in November 2011 have won her the top prize at the Sony World Photography awards

Fifteen years old. So strong.

Pete Seeger- Rainbow Race

Norwegians to protest Breivik, singing song he hates

(Reuters) - Thousands of Norwegians will take to the streets of Oslo on Thursday to sing a children’s song calling for peace and fraternity, in a protest against mass killer Anders Behring Breivik who has called it Marxist brainwashing.

They plan to sing arm-in-arm a few blocks from the courthouse where Breivik is on trial for the killings of 77 people in a gun and bomb rampage last year. “I grew up with this song and have sung it to my child,” said Lill Hjoennevaag, one of the organizers of the demonstration.

"Everybody I know feels strongly about this song and we need to take it back," she told public broadcaster NRK. Lillebjoern Nilsen’s "Children of the Rainbow", a Norwegian rendition of American folk singer Pete Seeger’s 1971 "My Rainbow Race", is a popular song in Norway.

Man. Norway. You are wonderful.

Great article from Žižek on Anders Breivik

A vile logic to Anders Breivik’s choice of target

Like Pim Fortuyn before him, Breivik embodies the intersection between rightist populism and liberal political correctness

In Anders Behring Breivik’s ideological self-justification as well as in reactions to his murderous act there are things that should make us think. The manifesto of this Christian “Marxist hunter” who killed more than 70 people in Norway is precisely not a case of a deranged man’s rambling; it is simply a consequent exposition of “Europe’s crisis” which serves as the (more or less) implicit foundation of the rising anti-immigrant populism – its very inconsistencies are symptomatic of the inner contradictions of this view.

The first thing that sticks out is how Breivik constructs his enemy: the combination of three elements (Marxism, multiculturalism and Islamism), each of which belongs to a different political space: the Marxist radical left, multiculturalist liberalism, Islamic religious fundamentalism. The old fascist habit of attributing to the enemy mutually exclusive features (“Bolshevik-plutocratic Jewish plot” – Bolshevik radical left, plutocratic capitalism, ethnic-religious identity) returns here in a new guise.

Even more indicative is the way Breivik’s self-designation shuffles the cards of radical rightist ideology. Breivik advocates Christianity, but remains a secular agnostic: Christianity is for him merely a cultural construct to oppose Islam. He is anti-feminist and thinks women should be discouraged from pursuing higher education; but he favours a “secular” society, supports abortion and declares himself pro-gay.

His predecessor in this respect was Pim Fortuyn, the Dutch rightist populist politician who was killed in early May 2002, two weeks before elections in which he was expected to gain one fifth of the votes. Fortuyn was a paradoxical figure: a rightist populist whose personal features and even opinions (most of them) were almost perfectly “politically correct”. He was gay, had good personal relations with many immigrants, displayed an innate sense of irony – in short, he was a good tolerant liberal with regard to everything except his basic stance towards Muslim immigrants.

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Tumbl-zine: Norway Attacks
After the success of our recent piece on Rupert Murdoch, we felt that we would try this again with breaking news. We don’t have a good name for this idea yet, so for now we’re going to call it a the Tumbl-zine — a magazine article designed for Tumblr. We will update this story as the situation changes, so please come back to ShortFormBlog’s article for the latest updates. (Sources used include: Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal)

1. if anyone hadn’t heard Norway was the victim of two seperate but almost certainly related terrorist attacks yesterday. most likely perpetrated by a single man with anti-immigrant ultra-nationalist political motivations. my heart goes out to the nation and my Norweigan-American neighbors here, whom i met yesterday morning before news of this tragedy broke.  
2. Tumblr-zine is a great idea / format for new events like this. high five for the internet. shortformblog:

Tumbl-zine: Norway Attacks
After the success of our recent piece on Rupert Murdoch, we felt that we would try this again with breaking news. We don’t have a good name for this idea yet, so for now we’re going to call it a the Tumbl-zine — a magazine article designed for Tumblr. We will update this story as the situation changes, so please come back to ShortFormBlog’s article for the latest updates. (Sources used include: Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal)

1. if anyone hadn’t heard Norway was the victim of two seperate but almost certainly related terrorist attacks yesterday. most likely perpetrated by a single man with anti-immigrant ultra-nationalist political motivations. my heart goes out to the nation and my Norweigan-American neighbors here, whom i met yesterday morning before news of this tragedy broke.  
2. Tumblr-zine is a great idea / format for new events like this. high five for the internet. shortformblog:

Tumbl-zine: Norway Attacks
After the success of our recent piece on Rupert Murdoch, we felt that we would try this again with breaking news. We don’t have a good name for this idea yet, so for now we’re going to call it a the Tumbl-zine — a magazine article designed for Tumblr. We will update this story as the situation changes, so please come back to ShortFormBlog’s article for the latest updates. (Sources used include: Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal)

1. if anyone hadn’t heard Norway was the victim of two seperate but almost certainly related terrorist attacks yesterday. most likely perpetrated by a single man with anti-immigrant ultra-nationalist political motivations. my heart goes out to the nation and my Norweigan-American neighbors here, whom i met yesterday morning before news of this tragedy broke.  
2. Tumblr-zine is a great idea / format for new events like this. high five for the internet. shortformblog:

Tumbl-zine: Norway Attacks
After the success of our recent piece on Rupert Murdoch, we felt that we would try this again with breaking news. We don’t have a good name for this idea yet, so for now we’re going to call it a the Tumbl-zine — a magazine article designed for Tumblr. We will update this story as the situation changes, so please come back to ShortFormBlog’s article for the latest updates. (Sources used include: Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal)

1. if anyone hadn’t heard Norway was the victim of two seperate but almost certainly related terrorist attacks yesterday. most likely perpetrated by a single man with anti-immigrant ultra-nationalist political motivations. my heart goes out to the nation and my Norweigan-American neighbors here, whom i met yesterday morning before news of this tragedy broke.  
2. Tumblr-zine is a great idea / format for new events like this. high five for the internet. shortformblog:

Tumbl-zine: Norway Attacks
After the success of our recent piece on Rupert Murdoch, we felt that we would try this again with breaking news. We don’t have a good name for this idea yet, so for now we’re going to call it a the Tumbl-zine — a magazine article designed for Tumblr. We will update this story as the situation changes, so please come back to ShortFormBlog’s article for the latest updates. (Sources used include: Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal)

1. if anyone hadn’t heard Norway was the victim of two seperate but almost certainly related terrorist attacks yesterday. most likely perpetrated by a single man with anti-immigrant ultra-nationalist political motivations. my heart goes out to the nation and my Norweigan-American neighbors here, whom i met yesterday morning before news of this tragedy broke.  
2. Tumblr-zine is a great idea / format for new events like this. high five for the internet. shortformblog:

Tumbl-zine: Norway Attacks
After the success of our recent piece on Rupert Murdoch, we felt that we would try this again with breaking news. We don’t have a good name for this idea yet, so for now we’re going to call it a the Tumbl-zine — a magazine article designed for Tumblr. We will update this story as the situation changes, so please come back to ShortFormBlog’s article for the latest updates. (Sources used include: Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal)

1. if anyone hadn’t heard Norway was the victim of two seperate but almost certainly related terrorist attacks yesterday. most likely perpetrated by a single man with anti-immigrant ultra-nationalist political motivations. my heart goes out to the nation and my Norweigan-American neighbors here, whom i met yesterday morning before news of this tragedy broke.  
2. Tumblr-zine is a great idea / format for new events like this. high five for the internet. shortformblog:

Tumbl-zine: Norway Attacks
After the success of our recent piece on Rupert Murdoch, we felt that we would try this again with breaking news. We don’t have a good name for this idea yet, so for now we’re going to call it a the Tumbl-zine — a magazine article designed for Tumblr. We will update this story as the situation changes, so please come back to ShortFormBlog’s article for the latest updates. (Sources used include: Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal)

1. if anyone hadn’t heard Norway was the victim of two seperate but almost certainly related terrorist attacks yesterday. most likely perpetrated by a single man with anti-immigrant ultra-nationalist political motivations. my heart goes out to the nation and my Norweigan-American neighbors here, whom i met yesterday morning before news of this tragedy broke.  
2. Tumblr-zine is a great idea / format for new events like this. high five for the internet.

shortformblog:

After the success of our recent piece on Rupert Murdoch, we felt that we would try this again with breaking news. We don’t have a good name for this idea yet, so for now we’re going to call it a the Tumbl-zine — a magazine article designed for Tumblr. We will update this story as the situation changes, so please come back to ShortFormBlog’s article for the latest updates. (Sources used include: Reuters, BBC, The Telegraph, MSNBC, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal)

1. if anyone hadn’t heard Norway was the victim of two seperate but almost certainly related terrorist attacks yesterday. most likely perpetrated by a single man with anti-immigrant ultra-nationalist political motivations. my heart goes out to the nation and my Norweigan-American neighbors here, whom i met yesterday morning before news of this tragedy broke.  

2. Tumblr-zine is a great idea / format for new events like this. high five for the internet.

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