Monthly Archives: February 2012

Jenny Tonge, An Old Bigot Speaks.

A quick post, but Jenny Tonge is at it again, her latest rant: “”Beware Israel,” she said. “Israel is not going to be there for ever in its present form. One day, the United States of America will get sick … Continue reading

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Green Party, Not Necessarily Racist.

Political activists, like politicians, hate being told what to do or, in this case, their intelligence questioned, that is how I read the Green Party’s turning down of an eminently sensible statement on antisemitism. I would assume that their rejection … Continue reading

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Yossi Gurvitz on Syria

I suspect that lot of what Yossi Gurvitz says applies to attitudes in Britain and Europe: “Last Thursday, a special UN commission on Syria found that the Assad regime is committing crimes against humanity, and that senior regime officials are … Continue reading

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Dealing With Anti-Muslim Racism & More.

The advent of the MAMA project is most welcome. Until now it has been hard to quantify the extent and level of racism which faces many Muslims in Britain. Years back when I tried to research the topic I found … Continue reading

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16,375 Far Right Crimes.

Not pleasant, but essential reading: “In the three months since the news broke, there has been ample evidence to suggest Germany’s far right has been celebrating rather than condemning the killing spree. At a fascist march in Munich in January, … Continue reading

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Marie Colvin, Syria And Abyssinia.

Marie Colvin’s killing reminds us how brutal the Syrian regime is. How it will murder anyone that opposes it by virtue of their words or actions. Marie Colvin is a victim like thousands of dead Syrians who have died over … Continue reading

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Syria, T72 Tanks And More

Over the past few weeks there have been numerous pieces in the press concerning Syria and the Middle East, this is a small selection: Inside the torture chamber of Assad’s inquisition squads. Syrian troops fire on protesters in Damascus. Asa … Continue reading

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At Least 5,400 Killed in Syria

Navi Pillay details what’s happened in Syria: “Navi Pillay expressed fears that the deliberate stirring of sectarian tensions may plunge Syria into civil war. She said there are strong indications of ongoing crimes against humanity and again appealed for President … Continue reading

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Robert Faurisson Meets Friends

Hope Not Hate reminds us that Robert Faurisson has friends in high places: “Veteran French Holocaust Denier Robert Faurisson has been feted by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the 2nd international conference on Hollywoodism and Cinema, held earlier this month … Continue reading

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Heinz-Christian Strache

Austria’s Far Right, Freedom Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache plays the victim after his latest gaff: “(Reuters) – The leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party is taking a public relations beating after refusing to apologize for likening anti-fascist protesters to a … Continue reading

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Baba Amr in Homs

The Washington Post’s coverage is worth a read: “Bombs fall, bullets fly, cocks crow — and a rainbow appears. The battle in Homs on livestream,” The Post’s Liz Sly wrote on Twitter early Wednesday morning. It was another day of deadly shelling … Continue reading

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Danny Dayem on Syria

Danny Dayem’s YouTube channel has some grim videos, but he does document the Syrian government’s atrocities and what’s actually happening in Homs:

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Blogs To Read And One To Avoid, The New Statesman

I found a thoughtful site by Marc Goldberg. He makes sharp observations and writes well. At the other end of the scale is Ben White, a would-be writer and anti-Israeli obsessive. For some inexplicable reason the New Statesman has given … Continue reading

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Homs, Syria

This video detailing events in Homs, Syria makes for distressing but necessary viewing. Update 1: PRI describes what is happening in Homs: “Dayem said shelling has been going on for hours in his hometown. They will stop at 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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The “Illuminati Factor”, Racism And The Palestine Telegraph

[Apologies, by necessity this post has links to racist web sites, as a public record. Sorry.] The Palestine Telegraph is fairly popular amongst Western supporters of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, even the odd liberal Peeress read it. That’s not too … Continue reading

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Slices Of World

Meant to post this a few days back, but forgot There are plenty of things going on in the world, but we shouldn’t forget the dog whistles of racism that Jeff Goldberg finds in the race for the US Presidency: … Continue reading

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Jourdon Anderson’s Spectacular Letter

This letter deserves re-printing across the web: “Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865 To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that … Continue reading

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Conservatives, IQ and Bookshops

Some snippets I found, Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism. Look at the 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World, I thought the one in Buenos Aires worth a visit. An informative piece on Russia and Syria: … Continue reading

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Britain: Ninety Two Violent Antisemitic Assaults In 2011

92 violent antisemitic assaults in 2011, that figure stood out when I read the CST’s latest report, Antisemitic Incidents Report 2011. That means seven violent antisemitic assaults against Jews take place every month. But even that figure understates the problem, … Continue reading

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