Monthly Archives: July 2012

Guy Adams And Twitter

This story deserves greater coverage: “Here are three things that NBC prevented their public from being able to watch on network television so far this Olympic Games: live footage of the opening ceremony; live footage of Saturday’s swimming showdown between … Continue reading

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Racism And First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs

The wedding of Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson at First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs should have been a joyous occasion, instead it shows us how racism still has hold in the USA. The BBC has an audio clip detailing matters. … Continue reading

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RomneyShambles on YouTube

This video clip is lovely for condensing down Mitt Romney’s idiocy whilst in London:

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Mitt Romney On Twitter

Mitt Romney is being pulled apart by the British media and on Twitter under the hastag #RomneyShambles There are far too many good contributions, but these struck me as about right: “SheSheGo ‏@SheSheGo At this point, Mitt Romney is making … Continue reading

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The New Statesman’s Faulty Cartography

One noticeable aspect of the debate on the Middle East is not the lack of opinions, rather the inability to render history with any competence or accuracy. I can understand polemics, they might be unhelpful but that’s what people do. … Continue reading

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Jacques Rogge And The IOC

The inability of Jacques Rogge and the IOC to organise a minutes silence for athletes murdered in 1972 at the Munich Games speaks volumes, the JC reports: “The widows of two of the Israelis murdered at the Munich Olympics emerged … Continue reading

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Anti-Muslim Violence Pictured Across The UK

Racism is on the rise in British, again, and TellMamaUK is a great initiative to help combat it. The graphics below, which covers only a small period of time, shows the sad necessity of Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks): Faith … Continue reading

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Alexander Cockburn And Stalin

As a public service, I thought it helpful to remind readers of Alexander Cockburn’s attempt to sanitise Stalin in 1989: A million here, a million there by Alexander Cockburn These heady days in Moscow, Soviet intellectuals will do anything to get … Continue reading

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How Racism Takes Root

This is a very good piece in the Guardian by Joseph Harker: “While our media continue to exclude minority voices in general, such lazy racial generalisations are likely to continue. Even the story of a single Asian man acting alone … Continue reading

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Syria’s Dictatorship Admits Possessing And Biological Chemical Weapons

I suppose we should not be terribly surprised by the latest outburst from the Assad regime: “The Syrian regime has threatened to use its chemical and biological weapons in case of a foreign attack, in its first-ever acknowledgement that it … Continue reading

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Israelis, Social Justice And Moshe Siman

I had not heard of Moshe Siman until I read Mystical Politics’ account of his protest. When reading that what struck me was, how little we hear of the real Israelis’ struggles in the Western media. Contrast that with the … Continue reading

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The West, Conspiracies and Syria

In the West conspiracies have always been popular. They play to a certain irrational desire to simplify events, to explain away complexities and interactions by reference to some controlling force, outside of our view. That holds true for the JFK … Continue reading

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Greece’s Far Right Attacks On Immigrants

This NY Times’ piece shows the consequences of a resurgent Far Right, attacks on immigrants: ““We have hundreds of reports from people who are beaten while policemen were standing there doing nothing,” said Thanassis Kourkoulas, the spokesman for Expel Racism, … Continue reading

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Antisemitism In A 100 words Or Less

Mark Gardner’s summary of antisemitism, in a 100 words or less, is worth repeating: “Here is his answer to why some people are prejudiced against Jews. “If prejudice is hating someone more than is necessary, then you must consider the … Continue reading

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The Taliban’s Real Attitude

I remember a few years back reading, from Westerners, that the Taliban had changed, moderated its excesses, that it was softer, gentler, etc you can imagine the rest. I didn’t believe such nonsense then, or now. Let’s forget not the … Continue reading

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Early Day Motion 100 – Munich Olympic Killings

Thanks to one of my readers, Sarah AB, for pointing me towards this Early day motion. I feel it should be given wider publicity. It is compassionately worded and sums up the issue: “That this House notes that the London … Continue reading

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2012 Olympics, A Munich Silence Round-Up

I had hoped to do many more individual posts, particularly on the issue of a minutes silence at the 2012 Olympic games in memory of the athletes that were murdered in Munich 1972, but instead I present another round-up of … Continue reading

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John-Paul Pagano Analyses Iranian Vice President Rahimi’s Racism

One of the least reported stories in the media recently was the crazed and racist speech at a event in Tehran, AP explains: “According to The New York Times, Mr Rahimi blamed Zionists, a term used by some for Jews … Continue reading

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