July 12, 2008

Schmattes matter

I went to a meeting of the International Jewish Solidarity Network last night. Among other speakers was this Egyptian journalist, Hossam el-Hamalawy, giving a speech very similar to this one:

There were a couple of people filming the proceedings so hopefully they'll end up on line. The reason for the title here is that his story of the women in the rag trade (schmatte business) had the capacity crowd at a Camden venue every bit as in thrall as his telling of it in the clip above.

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