Salisbury : A Rush to Judgement

salisbury.pngThis new Cold War is thrilling, isn’t it ? The spy-games, the poisonings of Russian double agents on British soil, the suspicion, the intrigue, the complete suspension of the rule of law, or any obligation toward critical thinking….

“By repetition, each lie becomes an irreversible fact upon which other lies are constructed.” ― John le Carré

The art of (cold) war  by Claire Connelly


A police officer stands at a cordon around the bench where former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found after they were poisoned, in Salisbury, March 14, 2018 © Henry Nicholls / Reuters

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”Corbyn’s request for further details on the evidence united the British Parliament… against him. From the jeering Tories opposite, to his own angry backbenchers, there was uncontained anger at his request to clarify exactly what is currently known about events in Salisbury. If the consensus is such that the leader of the opposition’s attempt to propose some kind of opposing viewpoint is shouted down, shouldn’t that cause at least some pause for thought? The British Parliament has seen this kind of consensus before. The voices of dissent were drowned out. It didn’t end well. And the evidence was wrong.”

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This is NOT an ”open and shut” case 

~ former UK diplomat Craig Murray on the Salisbury poisonings.

It is very carefully worded propaganda. Of a type developed by liars.….”

salisbury3The prepubescent Gavin Williamson, speaking in his official capacity as ”Defence Secretary” (sic) told Russia to “Go away and shut up.” Putin must surely be terrified by this boy’s steely determination, diplomatic expertise and dazzling repartee

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The Self Has Become A Commodity

London__Westminster_-_Vauxhall_Bridge_Road_Pedestrian_Crossing_-_geograph.org_.uk_-_1739902-1304x400Every measure of mental ill health imaginable shows a society in freefall, not only making its citizens sicker but denying them the help to get better. That is unless your stated aim is to get back to work as quickly as possible. For soon there will be a Department of Work and Pensions employment advisor at your therapy centre, your GP, damn it probably your local supermarket if the Tories get their way. For what worth does anyone have if not to contribute to the job market ? …

The self has become a commodity, with simplified ideas from Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) used to inject into people the idea that they can and should be able to excise certain traits, emotions and behaviours for maximum marketability, be that on their CV or via Instagram hits. This responsibilisation and the pressure to display a positive mental attitude and upward trajectory creates casualties, for not all of us can succeed as measured according to neoliberal ideals.

~ article by Jay Watts, Novara Media

Tackling the Mental Health Crisis Means Defeating Neoliberalism Once and For All


Carillion : The Privatization Rip-Off Exposed

Free market fundamentalism and elite private interests are failing to deliver for the public good. But firms like Carillion should not be nationalised – they should be denied the ability to exist.

A radical rethink of public procurement in the UK is urgently required.

Government should invest in its own procurement systems.

The Carillion Crisis Explained [ video ]  ~  Chris Williamson MP

Implied Consent

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”Implied consent” for organ donation is a problematic and in my opinion a very dangerous suggestion, especially when it comes from NHS privatiser-in-chief  Jeremy Hunt.

In a privatised and market-driven health service, human organs become a valuable ”commodity”, with harvesting and sale to the highest bidder a far from impossible scenario in the not so distant future.

It is a well-documented fact that Israel already routinely strips vital body-parts –  especially corneas apparently – from the corpses of young Palestinians killed by its security forces before returning their bodies to their families. These organs are then sold on the thriving international market for such ”goods” .

Asset-stripping and exploitation is thus continued even after death.

In any case, I hereby refuse Mr Rockefeller or any other satanic fucker the use of my ticker for their 6th heart transplant…..


I’m not a gynaecologist, but I know a Hunt when I see one

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Jerusalem : Trump Crosses the Red Line

israel ruleTrump’s reckless and provocative recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel surely constitutes the final nail in the coffin of the Middle East peace process, inexorably forcing the Palestinians down the path of physical resistance in the form of a Third Intifada as a consequence.
And who could possibly blame them ? For decades they have existed under the heel of occupation in the West Bank, where entirely illegal Jewish-only settlements have expanded and continue to spread; where hundreds of checkpoints are a daily reminder of their subjugation and degradation; and where the natural resources of the occupied land have been, and continue to be, expropriated.
Meanwhile Gaza continues to endure a siege which amounts to collective punishment, helplessly awaiting the next murderous assault on its poorly- defended and impoverished population.
Quite simply….
israel is a terrorist state

And the egregious ”recognition” is not just another Trump aberration. It has been approved overwhelmingly by Congress –  and  unanimously  by the US Senate.

And America blames  RUSSIA  for foreign interference in its politics !


Trump Crosses Red Line on Jerusalem

article by John Wight, Sputnik

A Priti Pickle


Priti Patel is an utter disgrace. She met 12 times with Israeli leaders, including Netanyahu, (not once with Palestinians), without telling Boris or Treeza, and freelanced UK-taxpayer funding to IDF’s illegal occupation of Golan.

Next Tory leader ? Certainly shows promise !  ( 33-1 ) 

Two of Ms Patel’s secret meetings were with Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Minister of Information.. He has no developmental brief. His ministerial brief is to suppress activism for Palestinian human rights in Israel and abroad. The purpose of Patel’s meetings with him and the full agenda need to be disclosed.