MEMO 349


By SCoJeC
April 28, 2013
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MEMO 349 A weekly overview of information of interest to minority ethnic communities in Scotland, including parliamentary activity at Holyrood and Westminster, new publications, consultations, forthcoming conferences and news reports.
http://www.scojec.org/memo/2013/memo_349_29_april_2013.pdf

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happygoldfish

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 08:17

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JBBC MEMO 71

this morning (tuesday), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4:
Richard Wagner – Power Sex and Revolution by paul mason
(repeated at 3.30pm on saturday)
from http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/apr/25/wagner-secret-love-actually

"Every time Paul Mason hears Wagner he wonders how it is that the music of an antisemite can tear his heart to pieces. The answer is in the passion …"
"Wagner's Die Meistersinger was Hitler's favourite opera: the führer could whistle its overture note-for-note, and made attendance of it compulsory for Nazi functionaries at the Nuremberg rallies. The antisemitism implicit in the depiction of Beckmesser caused Jews to storm out of its first performances. Yet its dramatic truth goes a long way to answering a question that gnaws at me every time I listen to Wagner: why can this antisemite tear my heart to pieces?"
"But there is no getting around the fact that, for much of the German left in the 1840s, the struggle for what they called a "purely human" future, free of the alienation imposed by capitalist society, meant a struggle against "Jewishness".Wagner's antisemitism was neither private, casual or incidental. It is tangible in the Ring – and not just in the portrayal of the dwarves, Mime and Alberich. Wagner scholar Paul Lawrence Rose insists that, in the allegorical scheme, "Jews are the agent of law, inhibiting the freedom to be human; they're the agents of capitalism, reinforcing repression; and domination, that's seen as a Jewish thing – the Ring gives the holder power over the world."
"the Ring became the vehicle for …… and the liberation of German culture from the "Franco-Judaic" influences that Wagner believed had caused the defeat of the [1849] revolution. …"

if you miss it, available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s4g74


happygoldfish

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 08:48

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JBBC MEMO 66A

CANCELLATION:

last thursday evening , 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv:
Jerusalem: An Archaeological Mystery Story, directed by ilan ziv has been cancelled by the bbc

(for details, see JBBC MEMO 66)

A spokesman for the BBC today said they may show Mr Ziv’s programme in the future:

‘We originally acquired Jerusalem: An Archaeological Mystery Story to supplement BBC Four’s season exploring the history of archaeology,’ he said.
‘However, it was decided that it did not fit editorially so we did not show the programme as part of the season. Any future transmissions are under review.’

(for details, see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316492/BBC-criticised-dropping-...)


happygoldfish

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 16:35

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JBBC MEMO 72

this evening (tuesday), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (freeview channel 9):
Archaeology: A Secret History, episode 1 of 3: In the Beginning
(repeated at 10.30pm on thursday)

"Archaeologist Richard Miles presents a series charting the history of the breakthroughs and watersheds in our long quest to understand our ancient past.
He begins by going back 2,000 years to explore how archaeology began by trying to prove a biblical truth - a quest that soon got archaeologists into dangerous water."

if you miss it, available online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0109jny/Archaeology_A_Secret_Histo...


happygoldfish

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 15:13

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JBBC MEMO 73

bank holiday morning (monday), 9.20-10.50am, on bbc 2:
The Prince of Egypt (cartoon musical, 1998)

"Animated biblical epic telling the story of Moses and the exodus to the Promised Land, with voiceovers by an all-star cast including Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes and Sandra Bullock."

(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prince_of_Egypt)

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