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Freedom of Speech

By admin (when...  05/12/2010 @ 10:10:40, Where Politics, linked 1688 times)
We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. ~John Stuart Mill

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Murder - 31 May 2010

By admin (when...  28/05/2010 @ 22:39:29, Where Politics, linked 711 times)

Israeli forces storm humanitarian aid ships in international waters and shoot dead at least ten pacifists (perhaps as many as 19).

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."
- Noam Chomsky

Ideas for politicians - 15 May 2010

By admin (when...  15/05/2010 @ 10:06:27, Where Politics, linked 1018 times)
UK political comedian has released a book called  The People's Manifesto based on proposals for UK politicians given by audience-members at his stand up shows. Some are genius:

MPs should not be paid wages, rather loans like students which they pay back once they leave parliament (and inevitably walk into highly paid jobs thanks to their "political experience").

Those in favour of ID cards should be banned from having curtains.

Ganked from Boing Boing.

Shell and murder - 14 May 2010

By admin (when...  14/05/2010 @ 16:33:27, Where Politics, linked 785 times)

The UK readies itself for a one way ticket down the toilet

By admin (when...  20/11/2009 @ 09:58:54, Where Politics, linked 953 times)
"Can we really strain our naivety far enough to imagine there's no connection between this

and a sudden slew of announcements from the Conservatives of policies that will benefit Murdoch's empire enormously? Are we really meant to be that dumb?"

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Suicide Bombers are Political

By admin (when...  17/09/2009 @ 23:31:32, Where Politics, linked 863 times)
"The Suicide Terrorism Database in Flinders University in Australia, the most comprehensive in the world, holds information on suicide bombings in Iraq, Palestine-Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, which together accounted for 90 per cent of all suicide attacks between 1981 and 2006. Analysis of the information contained therein yields some interesting clues: It is politics more than religious fanaticism that has led terrorists to blow themselves up."


Di Pietro

By admin (when...  11/07/2009 @ 10:07:20, Where Politics, linked 1118 times)
"As a member of the Italian parliament and former magistrate who ensured that many corrupt politicians and businessmen were brought to justice in the 1990s, I wish to apologise to the editor and staff of the Guardian newspaper for the utterly predictable reaction of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and our foreign minister, Franco Frattini."
Read the rest of the article in The Guardian.

Carrots and sticks...

By admin (when...  31/05/2009 @ 22:40:46, Where Politics, linked 955 times)
Amid reports that North Korea is preparing to launch another missile and fears it may conduct additional nuclear tests, KCNA has released one hell of a statement.

"...At present, some countries were shocked at the news of the DPRK’s second nuclear test. But an exceptional act has its exceptional reason.

The recent nuclear test conducted by the DPRK is the 2054th one on the earth.

The five permanent members of the UNSC have conducted 99.99 percent of all the nuclear tests.

Those countries have posed the biggest nuclear threats to the world. But they took issue with our first nuclear test, which was conducted in October 2006 as a self-defensive measure to cope with increased nuclear threats by the U.S., terming it a “threat to the international peace” and adopted the sanctions resolution against the DPRK. This is exactly the UNSC Resolution 1718..."

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By admin (when...  29/05/2009 @ 17:53:46, Where Politics, linked 1083 times)
When this man opens his mouth, nothing pleasant ever comes out.

Allegations have been made about how some 30 to 40 girls spent the New Year holidays at his villa in Sardinia. One thing is for sure, one of them was indeed underage.

If you made this up people would say it was unbelievable.

Kneel before your leader...

By admin (when...  02/05/2009 @ 16:25:46, Where Politics, linked 882 times)
"Of the seven main national television channels, three are answerable to him as the principal shareholder and another three, run by Italy's public broadcasting service, RAI, are indirectly answerable to him as prime minister. In the latest Freedom House report on the ­international media, Italy was downgraded from "free" to "partly free", putting it on a par with countries such as Albania and Ukraine."

Quote taken from The Guardian.

Berlusconi has his hands firmly around Italy's throat.

Friedrich Nietzsche

By admin (when...  19/01/2009 @ 13:27:16, Where Politics, linked 725 times)
"`Faith` means not wanting to know what is true."

Between the Wars

By admin (when...  26/11/2008 @ 23:12:18, Where Politics, linked 637 times)
Between The Wars
Billy Bragg

I was a miner
I was a docker
I was a railway man
Between the wars
I raised a family
In times of austerity
With sweat at the foundry
Between the wars

I paid the union and as times got harder
I looked to the government to help the working man
And they brought prosperity down at the armoury
"We're arming for peace me boys"
Between the wars

I kept the faith and I kept voting
Not for the iron fist but for the helping hand
For theirs is a land with a wall around it
And mine is a faith in my fellow man
Theirs is a land of hope and glory
Mine is the green field and the factory floor
Theirs are the skies all dark with bombers
And mine is the peace we knew
Between the wars

Call up the craftsmen
Bring me the draughtsmen
Build me a path from cradle to grave
And I'll give my consent
To any government
That does not deny a man a living wage

Go find the young men never to fight again
Bring up the banners from the days gone by
Sweet moderation
Heart of this nation
Desert us not, we are
Between the wars

Bush destroying America on his way out the door...

By admin (when...  22/11/2008 @ 13:56:38, Where Politics, linked 838 times)
Article from The Guardian


The last-minute rules passed during the "midnight hours" of the George Bush presidency differ from his predecessors because they are basically a project of deregulation - not regulation. Among the most far-reaching:

• Industrial-size pig, cow and chicken farms can disregard the Clean Water Act and air pollution controls.

• The interior department can approve development such as mining or logging without consulting wildlife managers about their impact.

• Restrictions will be eased so power plants can operate near national parks and wilderness areas.

• Pollution controls on new power plants will be downgraded.

• 2m acres of land in Utah, Wyoming and Colorado opened to development of oil shales, the dirtiest fuel on Earth.


Sleep tight, your country has everything under control

By admin (when...  02/09/2008 @ 00:01:12, Where Politics, linked 752 times)
MINNEAPOLIS — In an outrageous series of state-sanctioned actions, police raided an activist “Convergence Space” and several homes in the past 24 hours, detaining multiple people on extraordinarily flimsy pretences, arresting several, confiscating computers and laptops, and even handcuffing a small child.

Last night, police raided an activist meeting location. All occupants, including a five year old child, were detained, handcuffed, and photographed. Computers were removed from the space, and some personal property (like notebooks) were seized;

• A private residence on 17th St. was raided this morning and had its door kicked in. The same five year old child was again terrorized by armed law enforcement.

• A private residence in St. Paul, occupied by local residents and out-of-town journalists, was raided on the basis of an identical search warrant to the one presented last night at the Convergence Space (it specified “bomb-making materials,” though nothing of the sort was apparently seized);


Now think a minute: when the British secret services executed suspected IRA terrorists in Gibralter, these materials were actually an alarm clock, some wire, and sticky tape. You have them in your house? Shame. IF they say they think you're a terrorist they can lock you up without charge, without lawyers, for as long as they like, and then you'll discover whether waterboarding is torture or not.

Hey, cheer up, over in Russia they are still killing journalists.


Sleep tight, children. It's too late to do anything now.

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