Monthly Archives: January 2012

Power, Armies And Unacceptable Demolitions

The excess of power twists peoples’ perspective, it brutalises us and affects our humanity as evidenced by US forces’ activities in Haditha. That is true of the British Army’s long list of atrocities in Northern Ireland. We can see that … Continue reading

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Welcome New Readers

I seem to have got some new readers. However, from my brief scanning of some of the comments many of them are not the type of readers I could wish for, as their remarks come out as intemperate, aggressive and … Continue reading

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Meanwhile In Austria

We should never forget that those ideas and sentiments that lead to mass murder during WW2 are still very much with us: “VIENNA (AP) — Austrians gathered in memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis condemned plans … Continue reading

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The Guardian’s Quibbling About Security for the Jewish schools

The Guardian is a strange mix. On the one hand, it once had fine leader articles dealing with antisemitism and yet it has become the favoured online home of many anti-Jewish racists. After much pressure it implemented some token measures … Continue reading

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Julian Assange On Russia Today

I thought this Guardian piece rather funny, if understated: “It’s the television channel that has given voice to a thousand anti-western conspiracy theories, while avoiding criticism of the hand that feeds it. Now state-run Russia Today, the Kremlin’s English-language propaganda … Continue reading

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The Plight of Saeed Malekpour

Saeed Malekpour’s situation is terrible: “Last week, the Iranian Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence for computer programmer Saeed Malekpour, whose photography program was used without his knowledge, to upload pornography to the internet. Canadian resident Mr Malekpour was arrested … Continue reading

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The Palestine Telegraph And Racism

[Warning, by necessity and as an illustration this post contains links to racist web sites and material. Apologies. ] One of my readers asked me to “find any racist material in a 4-5 minute trawl of the Palestine Telegraph home … Continue reading

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Duke University

This article deserves more coverage: “DURHAM, N.C. — A group of about two dozen Duke University students urged administrators Tuesday to create a better climate and provide more financial support for black students, saying they’ve been disappointed so far in … Continue reading

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Jeremy Moodey and The PSC Set Me Thinking

[Warning: by necessity this post contains links to racist web sites, as evidence. Apologies. ] After my brief exchange with Jeremy Moodey I decided to test a theory. I wondered how long it would take me to find something really … Continue reading

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Palestine Solidarity Campaign and The Question Of Racism.

I am indebted to Jeremy Moodey and Anthony Cooper for pointing me towards the controversy around the UK’s Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Surprisingly, at the weekend their annual general meeting upheld the decision to expel a rather nasty racist. However, there … Continue reading

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Goodbye Lancaster Unity

I always found Lancaster Unity a good read but sadly it is shutting up shop. There are many alternatives, a few listed on my side bar, but not forgetting Ketlan’s new blog at Searchlight and Anti-Fascists Online. Goodbye Lancaster Unity … Continue reading

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Doonesbury On Newt Gingrich

Says it all:

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Two Students’ Experiences Of Antisemitism

The Huff Post had a piece by Jay Stoll, an LSE student, reflecting on how a certain type of racism is now to be found on British campuses: “The two most galling cases of anti-Semitism on campuses in recent years … Continue reading

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Twitter As News

I can’t claim any originality on these links or snippets, but I find Twitter invaluable for providing a different selection of news on events around the world. Syria, an Arab league monitor resigned in disgust after witnessing Syrian government snipers … Continue reading

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