Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rev Stephen Sizer: More Anti-Israeli Than Pro-Palestinian

Rev. Stephen Sizer is once more indulging in victimhood and self-promotion. He has managed to convince some worthy individuals to write him references. Ever shy and retiring Rev. Sizer has published them on his website. They say, essentially, ‘he’s a … Continue reading

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Laurie Penny, Chagos Islanders And Mormon women

Jake Wallis Simons is better than the average Tory, certainly the Daily Telegraph could do with better writers and a wider intellectual pool of ideas. Nevertheless I was somewhat shocked and pleased to read his In defence of Laurie Penny: … Continue reading

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Newsnight, Paul Mason And Spanish Neofascism

Paul Mason’s report on the resurgence of Spanish neofascism is a must see. It is available on Iplayer, starts 01:05. The Wikipedia entry on España 2000 is quite revealing. I hope that Newsnight have the wits to release the clip … Continue reading

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Gun Laws, Causes And Who To Blame

In the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown most people are still trying to get to grips with the enormity of this crime. Twenty young children killed and six teaching staff. It is hard to take in. However, certain types … Continue reading

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Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Newtown

It is hard to credit the thinking behind Westboro Baptist Church’s decision to picket Newtown High School in the aftermath of the recent massacre: “The Westboro Baptist Church, the controversial group known for protesting outside funerals of slain U.S. service … Continue reading

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Read Sue Marsh

Whatever you wish to know about underfunding, low staff morale and the failing nature of the NHS read Sue Marsh. If you can read The Twilight Times, without a slight tear, or shaking your head, then you are better than … Continue reading

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James Meredith

I grew up listening to the radio and am a fan of BBC World Service, for all of its faults. Their recent documentary on James Meredith was superb, showing the complexities of the civil rights struggle, discussing the issue and … Continue reading

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Sexist Of The Year 2012: George Galloway

The End Violence Against Women Coalition poll has finished, there is a winner, George Galloway! I hope he enjoys his Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, here’s an extract: ” IN the present state of society it … Continue reading

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Google’s Tax, Awful Pam Geller And The Census

Google didn’t pay a lot of tax last year, according to Mashable. The truly awful Pam Geller, friend of the English Defence League, was on Russell Brand’s TV show and surprise, surprise she lied: “BRANDX TRANSCRIPT. Russell: “Do you believe … Continue reading

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Wikileaks, Guardian Personality And Sexist Of The Year

Julian Assange is exceedingly annoyed at the Guardian, as can be seen from @Wikileaks timeline on Twitter: I am not terribly interested in Assange. He strikes me as a manipulative misanthrope and misogynist, and will probably end up doing a … Continue reading

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A Neo-Nazi And The Swedish Democrats

This is a cautionary tale of the rise of the Far Right and where it leads: “A man with a background in the neo-Nazi movement looks set to claim a seat on Lidköping municipal council in central Sweden in replace … Continue reading

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London BDS, Racism And Press TV

Anti-Israeli boycott, disinvestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigners often claim they against antisemitism and racism, yet their actions tell another story. London BDS as an unfortunate habit of using material from the racist, Press TV. Recently, they praised an article by … Continue reading

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In Short: Syria And Egypt

Despite the many benefits of the Internet, access to news from all parts of the world and almost instantaneous translation, it is sometimes difficult getting a grasp of what is really happening in a certain country, particularly those in the … Continue reading

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Polly Toynbee vs. Ed Balls

Last week I briefly glimpsed an interview with Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer and major figure in the British Labour Party. It was a general discussion on the Tories (misnamed) Autumn statement. The interviewer, whose name I forget, … Continue reading

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Channel 4, Stephen Sizer And Not Answering The Question

I had the misfortune to view a clip from 4thought.tv. It claims to be Channel 4′s daily religious, moral and ethical opinion show. Provocatively, their latest programme is entitled Are Jews still persecuted in Britain today? I am sure it … Continue reading

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In Egypt

According to Betsy Hiel, it shows “With the help of security forces, MB militias beat up, arrest and interrogate anti-Morsi protesters by pres. palace. “

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Boycotting Israel, Banning Women And The Crazed Right Wing

There is an up-and-coming election in Israel, and my bet is that many Western “anti-Zionists” would pick Benjamin Netanyahu, if they had a vote. They must positively love Israel’s politically clumsy and callous Prime Minister. Ever opportunistic those actively behind … Continue reading

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Anti-Muslim Fear Mongering

A piece in Wired has highlighted how fringe organisations stoke up fear with ant-Muslim sentiment in the US: “A study published by a sociologist has revealed that fear-mongering non-governmental anti-Muslim organisations have been heavily influencing US media since 9/11, their … Continue reading

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Over in Egypt

President Morsi’s move to give himself almost dictatorial powers was generally condemned, but his swift move to ratify the new constitution was a canny ploy. Now the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt is mobilising all of its supporters and those dependent … Continue reading

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Punishing Israel

In light of recent events an adage needs updating: Benjamin Netanyahu never seems to miss an opportunity, to miss an opportunity. I am not the only one annoyed at Netanyahu’s maladroitness. Two astute Middle East analysts, Meir Javedanfar and Hussein … Continue reading

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