Monthly Archives: August 2012

Attacking Miners With Old Apartheid Law

Outside of a dictatorship, you might reasonably expect when police shoot dead 34 miners that the police (or at least some of them) are arrested. But no, in the new South Africa their employing old apartheid laws to arrest the … Continue reading

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Assange Apologists Don’t Like The Debate

Aside from old men, Galloway, Pilger and Benn there are some Julian Assange supporters that don’t like the type of debate, which his conduct has brought about. One such is at the Loud mouth collective’s Don’t Call Me A Rape … Continue reading

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Assange And Sleeping People Cannot Consent

Vera Baird deals with the idiocy of men pronouncing on what they think is and isn’t rape, particularly in defence of Julian Assange: “Sleeping people cannot consent and what reasonable person could think that they can? What has been discussed … Continue reading

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Daniel Roque Hall

The plight of Daniel Roque Hall needs examining particularly during the time of the Paralympics: “Roque Hall suffers from Friedreich’s ataxia, an inherited disease that causes damage to the nervous system. It limits the movement in his limbs, affects his … Continue reading

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Ludwig Guttmann And The Paralympics

I wouldn’t normally touch upon this subject, but my curiosity was piqued by the Paralympics. I didn’t know the origins of them or the background to Ludwig Guttmann. There is a piece at the Science museum, all too brief and … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, Conspiracy Theories And Noam Chomsky

Colette Browne in the Irish Examiner looks at some of the tortuous arguments advanced by Julian Assange supporters, including Noam Chomsky: “AS A HUGE fan of the immensely important work that Wikileaks has done in recent years, it has been … Continue reading

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Ellie Cumbo On Brendan O’Neill’s Gallowayism

This is a lovely put down of the stupid contribution by Brendan O’Neill: “Is the law a matter of fact or opinion? Today, Brendan O’ Neill followed George Galloway, John Pilger, and Tony Benn to become the latest non-lawyer to … Continue reading

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World Wide Snippets: Women’s Rights, Galloway And Attacking The Disabled.

A slightly delayed round up from a few weeks back. Lest we forget, Exhibit focuses on scientists’ role in Holocaust. How did this come about? As HOPE Note Hate comments. Individual tragedy from the Middle East, the Oasis of Peace’s … Continue reading

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The GOP Convention And More Racism Round Up.

[Trigger warning, Assange related material.] When the GOP Convention comes around there is almost the feeling that America has stepped back in time, not by the technology employed or the showmanship, but the underlying ideas. Issues that many might think … Continue reading

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Pew Research: Where Do You Fit?

I am grateful to Peter for pointing me towards the Political Party Quiz by Pew Research. I came out on the Left, but I suspect most non-Fox News viewers and thinking people would: Please try it and tell me where … Continue reading

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Plot To Kill Obama? Or Too Many Neo-Nazis In The Military?

There is news coming out of North America, of a proposed plot to kill President Obama. Seemingly by an anarchist group called F.E.A.R. Although details are still sketchy, it seems unlikely that they were anarchists as one of the leaders … Continue reading

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Swedish Lawyers, Humour in Assange And Death Threats For Being Gay

The Assange story carries on like a poorly written epic poem, but there is humour in it, as Sadie Smith shows in Internet Wars: The Assange Saga The Blog That Peter Wrote examines What Has Happened to Wikileaks. Yet another … Continue reading

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Why Occupation Is Wrong

“Corruption is authority plus monopoly minus transparency.” Anon Corruption and abuse of power are fairly commonplace in the world. Some examples we hear of, whilst others are conveniently brushed under the carpet. From the Vatican to Burma and brown paper … Continue reading

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Could Julian Assange be extradited from Sweden?

A Swedish legal expert answers: “The conclusion is: the possibility of extradition exists, but a number of conditions must be met (including that the crime is not political), and it is far from certain that a U.S. extradition request would … Continue reading

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Assange, Not Blogging, Honest

I hadn’t wanted to post on Assange whilst I have things going around in my mind, but I couldn’t resist linking to these first two perceptive articles. Sofie Buckland’s Strauss-Kahn v. Assange look at the comparison between DSK’s conduct and … Continue reading

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Faith Matters Report On The EDL

Faith Matters, an NGO which works to reduce extremism, intra-faith tensions and promotes interfaith dialogues, published an interesting report on the EDL in 2010. Download the English Defence League: Challenging Our Country and Our Values of Social Inclusion, Fairness and … Continue reading

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Rape And Sexual Violent in Syria

I recently read a disturbing and under-reported aspect of the conflict in Syria, violence against women. Video: WMC’s Women Under Siege director tells CNN of the horrors we’ve documented in Syria. Lauren Wolfe in the ultimate assault: Charting Syria’s use … Continue reading

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Clarifying Assange And His Would-be Cult

I used to like Wikileaks, however, their involvement with Israel Shamir sent shivers down my spine and now I find the adoration of Assange to be rather disturbing. The consequence of Julian Assange’s antics is that Wikileaks barely exists, the … Continue reading

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Assange’s Non-Extradition, Galloway And Julie Bindel

Julie Bindel’s evisceration of Galloway and the broader implications of his offensive comments is a must read: “But some liberal-lefty men have been bending over backwards to rewrite definitions of rape to suit their blanket adoration of Assange. They seem … Continue reading

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Myths About Rape For George Galloway, Todd Akin And Assange Supporters

By sad necessity this information from the CPS needs publishing a wider audience, including George Galloway, Julian Assange, Todd Akin, Craig Murray and many of Assange’s supporters ”  Crown Court Bench Book What is a “Myth”? A “Myth” a commonly … Continue reading

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