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Get Corbyn!

Antisemitism Inquisition shifts up a gear in bid to wreck Labour’s election chances and remove the ‘loose cannon’. With important local government elections a few days away the campaign against alleged antisemites reached a crescendo over the weekend, with the press and TV corps in full cry.   Their main quarry was former mayor of […]

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UK Labour Party in grip of Zionist Inquisition

The orchestrated smear campaign against pro-Palestine sympathisers sent me reaching for my pen. But Gilad Atzmon too was eyeing the Labour Party’s crazed witch hunt for “antisemites” with misgiving and had already declared, in his usual robust way, that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn was not so much a party as a piece of Zionist-occupied territory. […]

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What it really means to be a Friend Of Israel

The humbug of ‘shared values’ and What it really means to be a friend of Israel Once again the AIPAC annual pantomime in Washington DC has played itself out while the world outside watches aghast at the gullibility of America’s political elite. And how they flocked to hear the Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech. […]

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Gaza, this Uninhabitable Planet

‘Gaza, this uninhabitable planet… I want to run away from this madness’ Latest word from mom of three trapped in the hell we created… There is little joy in writing about the plight of the Palestinians, as I have done for the last 10 years. But one of the rewards is that, occasionally, I receive […]

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US theatre squelches play about Israeli siege

(that’s the 40-day siege of Christianity’s oldest church, not the 9-year siege of Gaza) So the ‘The Siege’ has been canceled in New York. Well, there’s a surprise! According to Mondoweiss, Friends of The Jenin Freedom Theatre issued a statement saying: “It is with deep regret that we announce that the Public Theater has decided […]

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Falk reprimands Ban Ki-Moon over truth about Israel’s crimes

‘The politics of deflection’ (shoot the messenger, ignore the message) exposed With obvious relish Richard Falk, former professor of international law at Princeton and UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Occupied Palestine, has issued a well deserved slap on the wrist to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for his naivety. It follows Israel’s furious […]

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Call to PSC for Israels expulsion from UN rejected

UK’s leading pro-Palestine campaign group blocks call to expel Israel from the UN (again) At its Annual General Meeting last weekend the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) threw out a proposal to seek Israel‘s expulsion from the United Nations. Chairman Hugh Lanning is reported to have kicked off proceedings on a positive note saying: “Let us […]

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‘Ethical’ Co-op Bank leaves Palestinian cause in the lurch

Several organisations in the UK that support Palestinians in their struggle for freedom are reported to have had their accounts frozen or closed by the Co-op Bank or been threatened with the chop. The bank until recently was part of the well-regarded Co-operative movement and famed for its business ethics. After running into financial difficulties […]

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UN supports sovereignty for Palestine and slams Israel

Resolution severely criticises the ‘Occupying Power’ Can this be true? Something important and, freedom lovers may think, rather wonderful seems to have happened at the United Nations, and it went largely unreported in mainstream media. The UN General Assembly approved a draft resolution ‘Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including […]

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Expel Israel from the UN

UK activists’ clarion call to civil societies around the world: ‘Expel Israel from the UN’ At least some people are determined to kick off the New Year on a positive note. A motion to expel Israel from the United Nations is to be put to the Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s AGM. It reads as follows: Motion, […]

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War Against the People

Global Pacification, the Matrix of Control and other nasties… ‘War Against the People’: a timely jolt to spur civil society action If you want something to scare the pants off you this Christmas ask Santa for this excellent book. The author, Jeff Halper, is an American-Israeli Jew who trained as an anthropologist, joined the anti-Vietnam […]

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Message to Corbyn: dump the baggage, build from new

“You have better things to do than captain a sinking ship” Message to Corbyn: dump the baggage, build from new After his very public humiliation by pro-war rebels in the House of Commons, and with more to come from the dysfunctional Blairite rump of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn might do well to cut his […]

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Stupidity Triumphs

379 to 223 for more war Cameron wins the vote to bomb in Syria but not the argument David Cameron came to the Commons today with his master-plan for confronting ISIS, having told his MPs: “You should not be walking through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathiser.” At his party’s […]

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Is it curtains for Corbyn?

Disarray is putting it mildly. Coming to a collective view on war and death and what to do about Syria was never going to happen in the Labour Party. After bomb-crazy members of his shadow cabinet made it clear that they would support Cameron’s impatient wish to launch air strikes into Syria, many Labour grass-roots […]

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UK strains for war

It looks bad for Corbyn as UK strains for war “I am writing to consult you on what you think Britain should do. Should Parliament vote to authorise the bombing of Syria? Let me know your views…” The knives are out; and this is what beleaguered Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has emailed to his supporters. […]

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