Monthly Archives: June 2012

Suleiman Abdallah Tortured By America

Suleiman Abdallah’s abduction and torture should be a cautionary tale of how individuals are abused when there are few checks and constraints on security services and governments. The Nation explains: “In fact, Suleiman never arrived in the United States, and … Continue reading

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A Blog Worth Reading, Mystical Politics

I used to read a lot of blogs, but with limited time, lack of wits and less attention span than the average Lepisma saccharina I can’t keep up with them, however, one that I enjoy savouring is, Mystical Politics. It … Continue reading

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Rev. Sizer, Please, Please Don’t Play The Victim

I suppose that I should be gratified that Rev. Sizer has linked to one of my previous posts, but I am not. If you read the words of his post what you will see is obfuscation, rhetorical tricks and a … Continue reading

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Pam Geller & Mitt Romney

The truly awful bigot and English Defence League supporter, Pam Geller, can be seen cosying up to Mitt Romney. Anyone unfamiliar with the EDL can see its supporter giving the Nazi salute in this video clip:

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David Duke, Ex-KKKer, Supports Charles Barron, Anti-Zionist

It is often said that politics makes strange bedfellows, but it really doesn’t sink in until you have seen the white supremacist, David Duke, expressing his support for Charles Barron, an Afro-American. Barron is not unsurprisingly a vocal “anti-Zionist” and … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, Rape And The Law

Julian Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy. I thought that was a strange move, but thanks to Jack Of London I can see why Assange tried to escape the long arm of the law. The judgement which allows … Continue reading

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BBC Understatement, Racism and Rounding Up

I was about to put out a number of individual posts, but it is probably more worthwhile to include them in a round up: Surprise, surprise, neofascist killer, Breivik took drugs before going on his murder spree. I wonder if … Continue reading

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Still No Apology From Rev. Sizer Or His Supporters?

Years back, I was told that men of the cloth knew the difference between right and wrong. And when you have done something wrong that you should apologise. Sadly, Reverent Stephen Sizer did not learn that lesson. True enough, Rev. … Continue reading

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Rev. Sizer Links to Racist Material Again.

[Apologies, by necessity this post has links to racist web sites, as a public record. Sorry.] Rev. Stephen Sizer has an unfortunate blindness when it comes to racism, or more specifically racism towards Jews. In the past, Rev. Sizer has … Continue reading

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Assad Regime Systematically Killing Civilians

Reuters’ report AI’s opinion on Syria: “(Reuters) – Syrian government forces are killing civilians in organized attacks on towns and villages that amount to crimes against humanity, Amnesty International said on Thursday, citing evidence from over 20 locations in the … Continue reading

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Free Mahmoud Sarsak

The plight of Mahmoud Sarsak should make us think about what we mean by justice. Is it right that young Palestinians are locked up, as prisoners, without a trial? Internment, unlawful combatants, administrative detention or lettre de cachet. Many countries … Continue reading

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Assad’s Syria, Blood and PR

Often PR companies are not too choosy as long as their clients pay well. So it is with those in the business of polishing the image of Assad’s murderous regime, the Indy reports: “At the very least, it was a … Continue reading

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Neofascists Doing Well in French Election

Greece, Hungary, Germany, etc are not the only countries who have a problem with the Far Right. According to projections from Le Monde the National Front in France could obtain about 15% of seats. In certain areas French neofascists have … Continue reading

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Jubilee Stewards And Twitter

I have previously blogged concerning the appalling treatment of unpaid stewards during the British Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, but other blogs and media have covered it with greater finesse. I might have missed some worthy contributions, please let me know in … Continue reading

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Hama, Syria Now And In 1982

Until the uprising just over year ago the coverage of the Syria in the West was piecemeal and even complimentary. The crimes of the Assad family regime were conspicuously forgotten, as Western Governments and the media tried to suck up … Continue reading

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Jobseekers And The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The underbelly of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations has been revealed by the Guardian: “A group of long-term unemployed jobseekers were bussed into London to work as unpaid stewards during the diamond jubilee celebrations and told to sleep under London … Continue reading

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Antisemitic Attack In Villeurbanne, France

After a brief report on the radio yesterday I haven’t heard much concerning the events in Villeurbanne, France and the antisemitic attack that occurred, but the EJP has more: “The Interior Ministry says the attack by 10 assailants on the … Continue reading

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A Syrian Military Officer And Houla

This is a compelling account: “Raslan served until last Saturday in the Syrian Air Force in the strategically vital port city of Tartous. He had been in Houla on leave when the town was shelled just after 1pm last Friday, … Continue reading

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Thought Provoking Essay on Islam And Jews

There is an intriguing essay at the JC by David J Wasserstein, So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews? I can’t really comment around Professor Wasserstein’s thesis as I have only read 3-4 books on the topic, but … Continue reading

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