Tuesday, 1 June 2021
British Medical Journal- surely not? One may have to dig a little deeper but, without proper and free independent investigative journalism, one shouldn't be that surprised. In order to get through to the roots of the following example of 'self-censoring,' albeit 'lobbied self-censoring,' one might want to access the link provided by the fourth comment, which helpfully provides access to the original uncensored letter (at the time of posting). Most people will be oblivious to this sort of propaganda; very few have the energy, the time or the determination to dig! John Mann (Labour MP and ardent Zionist) was filmed shouting at Ken Livingstone, permitted (by the corporate media) so to do. What are the chances of those cameras having been there? Of course neither Mann nor corporate media was there to properly investigate the finer nuances of any truth. John Mann elevated to the House of Lords by Tory PM Boris Johnson, Advisor to the current Tory Government on anti-Semitism. What are the chances of that? No need to do the research, Lord Mann, somebody else will be pulling those strings! Expenses scammer Ian Austin (Labour MP and Labour Friend of Israel) filmed stating that voters should support the Tories at the 2019 General Election, elevated to the Lords by Boris Johnson. What are the chances of that? Massive arms to Saudi Arabia supporting John Woodcock (investigated Labour MP and Labour Friend of Israel), endorsing the Tories at the 2019 General Election, elevated to the Lords as Tory Government Advisor on Violence and Disruption, by Boris Johnson. What are the chances of that? Obviously he won't be required to 'investigate' the uncomfortable truth of the death, destruction, 'violence and disruption' of those Saudi weapons upon the people of Yemen. Rabid huntsfan and Brexiteer Kate Hoey (Labour MP), friend of Farage, elevated to the Lords by PM Johnson. What are the chances of that? Sir Kier (Keith) Starmer, busy dismantling the labour contingent of the Labour Party. The BBC, the Guardian and the corporate Media, in general, almost without voice on the validity of Labour expulsions. What are the chances of that? Where next for Starmer? Clearly he won't be leading a gutted Labour Party to any kind of election victory. But, on a personal level, could that be the House of Lords beckoning yet again? We're Going on a Bear Hunt,' was doctored in a publicity shot of Jeremy Corbyn reading to some school children. A vile anti-Semite had superimposed, 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,' upon the cover. Certain expulsion! Or so one could be forgiven for believing. example of the rag's intent here- and Hope not Hate these vociferous defenders of their faith have reasoned that it is best not to even acknowledge that such an incident has taken place. From the far more honourable perspective of understanding the nuances of language, Michael Rosen has not even requested that the university dismiss the offending lecturer, yet it has not prevented certain factions (again) labelling him as 'the wrong kind of Jew!' He's reasonably famous, so is he worthy of a news story, BBC? Andrew Marr conducted with Noam Chomsky, where Chomsky laid out for the interviewer the reality that the interview would more than likely be being conducted by somebody else entirely if not for the fact that Marr was prepared to routinely operate with a large slice of 'self censorship.' There has been no evidence to suggest that Marr has opted for journalism over self-censorship in the intervening years. It's an uncomfortable truth to swallow, to be confronted with the understanding that those journalists who best exercise the 'correct' degrees of self censorship are the ones who are permitted to rise to the 'top,' insight into Andrew Neil's pseudo-belligerence, if not so much his current trajectory!
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Andy Aitchison (46), who was hoping to properly cover the ongoing story of Napier Barracks in Folkstone. To summarise as briefly as I feel able, Napier Barracks is currently being used to 'house' (imprison really) several hundred asylum seekers. The site is little spoken about in our MSM, as Ms Patel (Home secretary) attempts to, swiftly and without due process, dismiss their pleas for asylum, whereby they may be 'silently' dumped somewhere beyond our shores, perhaps tipped into the sea if Ms Patel has her way? Denise Laura Baker, who was covering the more known about HS2 demonstrations at Euston. Denise had been on the site for several days, prior to the police beginning to evict protesters. On Saturday, 30th January, she was challenged, whereupon she was able to demonstrate her legitimacy via her NUJ card. Shortly afterwards she was cuffed, when she did not reveal potential outlets for the story, and taken to Kentish Town Station. Denise has been informed that she is to be issued with a Covid fine. Both Denise Laura Baker and Andy Aitchison, both in their capacity as freelance journalists, believe that their arrest was made in an attempt to prevent them from reporting upon the issue in hand. Israel to currently be operating as an apartheid regime. B'Tselem, for those wishing to know, is the largest human rights organisation operating within the state of Israel. In their report B'Tselem has stated that Israel does not need to declare itself to be an apartheid state in order to be one. What matters, B'Tselem has made clear, is that Israel's actions define it as a nation, not the (misinformation) statements that it pushes out to the rest of the world. From this onlooker, thank you, B'Tselem! Thank you very much! Encouragement indeed to BDS! International Criminal Court, which has made clear to Israel, and to the wider world, that the ICC has jurisdiction in Palestine, to rule and to prosecute on war crimes perpetrated in the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu has, of course, reacted as one might expect. To draw a neat comparison with the current UK, Israel, under its also-current 'leadership' regards itself as "having taken back control" (ref. Michael Gove). The significance of both parts A and B, notably within the UK's reporting of such, may be reflected in the reaction of the Guardian Newspaper which has elected to report on both issues- might upset a couple of its journo-team. Breath holding with regards to other news outlets in the country could well prove fatal! Merely joining up the dots could be considered an anti-Semitic trope inside the Labour Party, fast becoming a hollowed out shell under the auspices of Sir Kier. Could it also be considered as anti-Semitic to here question Starmer's genuine commitment to (that fleeting 'moment' of) anti-racism? Something positive, amongst all the carnage, and just when we all thought that the Labour Party had half gotten away with throwing Palestine under a proverbial bus! #IStandWithKenLoach