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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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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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Sandra K Eckersley Deals With Rape Apologism

Sandra K Eckersley, in outlining the facts behind the Julian Assange case, has a marvellous way of dealing with rape apologism: “Your facts relating to this case are plain wrong. Julian Assange is facing four serious allegations. One of rape, … Continue reading

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Julian Assange And Wikileaks Go After The Money

The old adage, follow the money, is so often right. Wikileaks has seriously changed its policy towards freedom of information, now you have to pay for it. Information and data, which were given freely to Wikileaks, is only available behind … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, Losing Friends

To some Julian Assange can do no wrong, but he’s increasingly losing friends. Only recently Assange stiffed some rather wealthy supporters for his bail money and now even Anonymous don’t want to know him: “A statement posted on the Anonymous … Continue reading

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A Damp Round Up Of World News

Lighter blogging than expected, so it’s a good time for a roundup. Tom points to David Cameron’s greed, Cameron is the first PM to pocket private rent while living at number 10. Bob from Brockley argues that the slaughter in … Continue reading

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Julian Assange Stiffs His Supporters

Julian Assange’s escape into the Ecuadorian embassy has had financial ramifications for some of his supporters, they will have to cough up the money they put up a sureties: “Backers who stood as sureties for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange before … Continue reading

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Galloway Refuses To Apologise To Muslim Women

George Galloway is a slick politician and often knows what buttons to press to galvanise his supporters, but his weakness, as with many men, is ego. Galloway hates apologising, admitting that he could have been wrong, so it was when … Continue reading

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Salma Yaqoob, George Galloway And Misogyny

Although I do not normally follow the activities of smaller fringe groupings in Britain the resignation of Salma Yaqoob from Respect is intriguing. Ms. Yaqoob, as leader of Respect, was placed in an incredibly difficult position recently by George Galloway’s … Continue reading

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Ofcom And Julian Assange

Below is the summary from page 80 of Ofcom Broadcast Bulletin, Issue 213, 10 September 2012 detailing Julian Assange’s complaint. “Not Upheld Complaint by Mr Julian Assange True Stories: WikiLeaks: Secrets and Lies, More 4, 29 November 2011 Summary: Ofcom’s … Continue reading

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Craig Murray, Naomi Wolf And Rape Anonymity

A cynic should never be surprised, but I was, once. When I first read Craig Murray’s awful blog I was astonished at the vitriol within the comment boxes aimed at Julian Assange’s victims. I suppose I expected an ex-diplomat to … Continue reading

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Rounding Up Misogynistic Julian Assange And More

Keeping track of the Julian Assange saga is frequently troublesome and tiring, but to make life easier this is a round up. If I have missed anything, please leave a comment and I will update the post. Peter’s always on … Continue reading

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Julian Assange, Rape And The Decline Of The Left

I thank Owen Jones for pointing me towards a hotbed of sexism, misogyny and rape apologists, the Socialist Unity blog. Owen, characteristically, doesn’t want to criticise his fellow socialists so merely comments that it is, Socialism with heart cut out. … 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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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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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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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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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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