Tag Archives: London 2012

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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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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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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Paralympics: George Osborne booed

Getting booed at the Paralympics must be the highlight of George Osborne’s murky career: Nye Bevan had it right: “That is why no amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a … 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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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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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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Rounding Up Racism, Misogyny And Craig Murray

In Australia, there is no shortage of Far Right headbangers: “The Australian Protectionist Party firebrand joins a growing number of controversial far-right candidates chasing the xenophobic vote at next month’s council elections. Australia First, the anti-immigration party hoping to fill … Continue reading

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Why Not Interview Assange in London? The Answer!

The often asked question by Assange apologists and excusers is: #Assange must answer sex claims. But first he must be interviewed by Swedes. Why not do this in UK? Swedes interview other suspects abroad “ The answer is to be … Continue reading

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Julian Assange: A Misogyny Round Up.

I shouldn’t have to do this, but I thought with all of the nonsense, abuse and spite which is being flung around in defence of Julian Assange, it seemed best to do a misogyny round up, of sorts. If readers … Continue reading

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Wojdan Shaherkani And The Olympics

I confess a rather limited interest in the London 2012 Olympics but I had been looking forward to seeing Wojdan Shaherkani compete. I am glad she came to London 2012 but there is a wider significant, as the WSJ explains: … 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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