Tag Archives: Twitter

Jeremy Bowen, BDS and Obvious Questions

Jeremy Bowen, the BBC’s Middle East Editor recently stated: @Jinjirrie sorry didn't get to this. BDS is going from the edge of the debate closer to the centre — Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) April 25, 2014 I feel there are many … Continue reading

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Fake Quotes And Nelson Mandela

As I commented elsewhere, even before Nelson Mandela’s body was cold various cynical operators were trying to expropriate his memory. As distasteful as that is, it is to be expected. Political activists have axes to grind and often very little … Continue reading

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Over at Tumblr Too!

I am trying a little experiment out at Tumblr. I find Twitter fascinating, but 140 characters is terribly challenging, even with the greatest of effort. So I am going to use Tumblr for the odd thought that can’t be compressed … Continue reading

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The One Law for All Campaign Does Not Even Understand The Question

The One Law for All campaign is run by seasoned political activists. That makes their inability to comprehend the question of amicability to neofascists, EDL supporters/sympathizers all the harder to understand. Reminds me of the old adage “When in a … Continue reading

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HMV Doesn’t Shutdown Twitter

Social media gets its revenge: HMV failure

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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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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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Post US 2012 Presidential Election Thoughts

A random pile of US election insights, links and wit. Fox News didn’t have a good night, Watch Fox News Chew Its Own Leg Off in a Fury of Recrimination. Huff Post and idiotic GOPers, US Election: The Funniest Angry … Continue reading

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Donald Trump And The Egalitarianism Of Twitter

There is one marvellous aspect to Twitter, its egalitarianism. Class, skin colour, gender, sexual orientation and wealth are all irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire, a millionaire or just someone with access to the Internet, you are all … Continue reading

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An Occasional Murdoch, NHS and Misogyny Roundup

Rupert Murdoch ate a mountain of humble pie at the Levinson inquiry and looked distinctly uncomfortable with his newfound humility. That’s a thing of the past. Murdoch reveals his true feelings on Twitter: “Told UK’s Cameron receiving scumbag celebrities pushing … 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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Greta Berlin, Free Gaza And Racism

I have been away and missed the outburst of anti-Jewish racism from the Free Gaza movement via Greta Berlin. Jeffrey Goldberg explains it: “This last theory of his was largely forgotten until last week, when Greta Berlin, a co-founder of … 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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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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Jessie Ware And Twitter Antisemitism

I had missed this, but the Indy covers the racism faced by Jessie Ware: “When a Twitter “troll” sent an anti-Semitic tweet to acclaimed new singer Jessie Ware, he made a huge mistake. The offender has now felt the wrath … 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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