Short statement from 2011. Still valid, and worth seeing. These facts are also relevant for most «Western» countries. 10 minutes watch.
A must-see documentary.
This is the film that Labour MP Chris Williamson was prevented from screening to MP’s in Houses of Parliament. The PM has criticised him, and he has since been suspended from the party for his comments defending the party from allegations of anti-semitism. The Israeli lobby and it’s supporters in the UK parliament have managed to remove a real socialist and supporter of Palestinian rights from Westminster
A documentary promoted by Jewish Voice for Labour exposes the campaign to discredit the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership as one based on disinformation, fake news and dirty tricks.
WitchHunt, by Edinburgh-based filmmaker Jon Pullman, combines extensive archive material with authoritative new interviews, featuring experts in media, Jewish, black and labour history, racism and the politics of the Middle East.
Pullman says: “I’ve set out to explore the connections between the attacks on Labour, the unfolding tragedy of Palestine and the wider struggle against race-based oppression.”
The film examines the use of antisemitism allegations to silence critics of Israel’s human rights violations, such as black Jewish activist Jackie Walker, a former vice-chair of Momentum. She continues to be publicly abused by anti-Corbyn Labour MPs, even in the run-up to her hearing before the National Constitutional Committee scheduled for March 26, 2019.
Guest contributor: George Ades
Why do I bother with who gets elected in US elections? Why do any of us who have no right to vote in that country bother?
That’s a question I’m frequently asked by some Americans who see my posts as «meddling» in their domestic affairs.
The answer is simple. Who you (Americans) vote for, affects me, it affects us, all of us irrespective of where we live. There may be little chance that you, as Americans, will have Bombs dropped on your heads from American planes, but that has been standard practice for the rest of us for at least the last 7 decades.
And its not just your planes, ships, tanks and missiles. It’s your sanctions and embargoes that can starve us to death or expose us to the appetites of your minions whom you shield against legal repercussions on an International level. Your representatives can and often make use of the political and economic powers that the overgrown child known as the USA affords them.
Why do you think US Embassies are the biggest in every country and built like fortresses? Even in countries where there’s no significant American ex-pat community. What do you imagine takes place in those fortresses. Why so much security surrounding your diplomatic missions? I can assure you, it is not because we «envy you your freedoms» and wish to harm you out of spite.
It pains me to see that so few Americans are actually aware of what their country does to the world. It’s frustrating to realise that those that have the power of life and death over us all, have the maturity and arrogance of spoilt 8 year-olds.
It’s disappointing to read from otherwise decent Americans that «we will win this time» and know that the «we» does not refer to «we the people» but to «our chosen team» . A team that will play its own game and, win or lose, neither the American public nor the world at large will benefit from the outcome; quite the opposite in fact. It’s disheartening to hear them echo what those in power drum into their heads through the carefully controlled mainstream media.
«Trump is a joke and an embarrassment.» I won’t argue with that but, what did «your side/team» offer the world as an alternative? Did you give yourselves and the rest of us a better choice? I can laugh with a joke, but nothing Hillary Clinton did would even bring a smile to my face; except maybe lose elections.
Those of us who don’t live in the US couldn’t care less whether you’re free to parade with plastic vaginas on your heads. You want to keep killing each other with guns that your Constitution permits you to possess? That’s OK by us too. We are more concerned about you killing us who have done nothing to you. Some of us live in countries the names of which the average undereducated American cannot pronounce properly and very few can even find on a map.
LEAVE US ALONE, and we will restrict our interest in your politics to that of idle curiosity. BUILD YOUR WALL and build it high, build it long. Not to keep us out, so much, as to keep your homicidal insanity in.
Until then, your politics is my politics, your chosen «leaders» are my tyrants and your vote is my vote, so I’ll try to influence you as much as I can.
George Ades has many interesting points of view on world politics and shares them daily on Facebook.
I had the pleasure of meeting George Ades and interview him in his hometown Nicosia, October 2018.
Det er svært lite av det som skjer i verden vi får vite om gjennom norske og vestlige medier. Å tro at en har oversikten over hva som skjer ved å belage seg på informasjon fra Dagsrevyen, TV2-nyhetene, CNN, BBC og avisene er som å kikke inn i et akvarium med et svært begrenset antall arter og tro at en kjenner havet.
En kan få inntrykk av at noen saker er bredt dekket, men det er ikke sant. Det er et smalt utvalg, og det er en ensidig perspektiv. Et eksempel er krigen mot Syria.
Jeg vet ikke hvor mange mennesker jeg har møtt som tror Syria er en konflikt, ikke et land, eller som tror at hele landet ligger i ruiner og at det knapt er noen mennesker i igjen der.
Pressen har holdt syrere usynlige siden 2011, har aldri snakket med folkevalgte myndigheter, har kun presentert krigsherrenes perspektiver og løyet om at det er en borgerkrig som rammet landet. Ennå har «faktabokser» det som påstand.
Løgnene i pressen var grunnen til at jeg reiste til Syria i 2017 og tilbake igjen i fjor. Jeg visste jo at de løy, men jeg ville bringe tilbake mine egne øyenvitneskildringer, bilder og intervjuer.
Det skjer mye i verden, store kongresser vi aldri får vite om, demonstrasjoner, ekte folkeopprør som i Frankrike blir dysset ned, mens falske «fargerevolusjoner» blir dekket som om de var ekte. På steigan.no dekkes disse på en helt annen måte enn i massemediene.
Jeg håper flere nordmenn begynner å lese steigan.no, der er det virkelig mange saker som tar for seg ting de store mediene aldri skriver om, men også perspektiver de ikke gir spalteplass. Du hadde ikke visst om at det har vært enorme demonstrasjoner i Jemen om du ikke leste steigan.no.
I tillegg – les utenlandske, ikke-vestlige medier, uavhengige nettaviser, blogger og kanaler. Det skjer så mye positivt i Syria, og landet står skulder til skulder med Palestina og Jemen. Men slikt får vi ikke vite om i norske massemedier.
Stor konferanse i Damaskus
Jemens ambassade i Syria organiserte denne uken et stort arrangement for å markere «Yemeni Day of Steadfastness» «Jemens standhaftighetsdag» i samarbeid med flere partier, organisasjoner og syriske og palestinske føderasjoner.
Ambassadørene for en rekke land, representanter for de palestinske fraksjonene, studenter fra flere arabiske land og medier, menneskerettighetsaktivister og sosiale personligheter deltok.
Arrangementet ble innledet ved å hedre ofrene og deres sjel og med fremføring av nasjonalsangene til Jemen, Syria og Palestina.
Jemens ambassadør Nayef Al-Gans undertreket at selv om deler av landet er okkupert er ikke det jemenittiske folket beseiret eller kampen avsluttet. «Så lenge det er folk som står imot invasjonen og forsvarer landet sitt og folket, vil angriperne bare lide enda mer nederlag og tap.» sa han.
Jeg kan ikke se at norsk presse har sitert noen myndighetspersoner eller vanlige sivile fra Jemen, akkurat som de ikke vier noen plass til folkevalgte venezuelanske representanter, eller syriske folkevalgte representanter.
Det er derfor den uavhengige journalistikken er så viktig. Og den teller, det viser den enorme innsatsen for å sensurere oss. De som til nå har hatt stålkontroll på hva vi skal ha lov til å vite taper. Det ble bekreftet da det glapp ut av munnen på tidligere statsminister Gro Harlem Brundtland «Vi er i ferd med å miste kontroll over hva folk blir fortalt.» Hun savner de «gode gamle dager» da alle kunne marsjere i takt.
Another great episode from The Jimmy Dore Show.
After US president Trump’s declaration to recognise Golan as part of the Zionist Entity lots of «experts» have been given air time. The people who are completely ignored are the tens of thousands of Syrians living in Golan, the Syrians living in Syria, and all Syrian officials.
The Western MSM have been ignoring and made invisible all Syrians except the traitors deflecting to the terrorist groups, accepting bribes from the countries driving the regime change war for a decade.
This article from SANA gives another perspective of the Criminal act ny US president and the occupants of Palestine:
Damascus, SANA – Journalists gathered at Umayyad Square in Damascus to express solidarity with the people of the occupied Syrian Golan and denounce the declaration of US President Donald Trump on the occupied Golan.
Information Minister Imad Sara said this gathering is one of solidarity with the brothers in the occupied Syrian Golan, and that it isn’t surprising that the one who considers Al-Quds (Jerusalem) the capital of Israel and who supports Daesh (ISIS) and al-Nusra terrorists is offering the Syrian Golan to the Israeli usurper. READ MORE
There is a part of reality that maybe not so many men are aware of. For girls and women «creepy men» are a shared experience. For some reason some men, judging from the pool of experience girls and women share, quite many men, imagine that they can cross personal intimacy borders, bother, even touch and harass girls and women just because they happen to be seated next to them on a public transportation.
Unfortunately girls are not raised to shout and alarm for help, and often these men are lewd and skilled at being subtle at first and then scale their violations.
One such recent incident on a Canadian flight, however, was witnessed by reporter Joanna Chiu. She says she and others stepped in after the adult man asked the teenage girl sitting next to him for ‘a dirty picture’. He lived to regret it. Hopefully both men and women will act the same way as Chiu, if ever something similar happens on their watch.
51% of the population of #Gaza are children.
70% of the population of Gaza are UN classed refugees of historic Palestine, now called the state of Israel.
Households in Gaza only receive 4 hours of electricity per day.
97% of drinking water in Gaza is no longer suitable for human consumption.
The bombing of Gaza by Israel last night is part of a conflict that started back in 1948 when colonial settlers colonised more than half of historic Palestine and called it the state of Israel.