Category Archives: war

Free Gaza

Any surprise that Israeli commandos might ‘botch’ a raid on the boats of the Free Gaza flotilla should be tempered by the recognition that they planned this provocation, at night, with guns. In response, a new Dunkirk? Another Malta convoy? … Continue reading

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Barbaric Poetry – notes for later…

Theodore W. Adorno Quotation: “To write a poem after Auschwitz is barbaric” (to 1969 Herbert Marcuse interview about Adorno) From the web site of Evelyn Wilcock,, accessed July 28, 2003 People who ask about Adorno want to know the … Continue reading

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A recipe for w-o-t-w-e

Seumus Milne’s last two paragraphs in his Guardian article on Gaza today are worth noting: “The British prime minister tried this week to claim that the growth of al-Qaida in Yemen and Somalia showed western strategy was “working”, because the escalation … Continue reading

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This Much is True

I will be attending this important bit of theatre: THIS MUCH IS TRUE By Paul Unwin and Sarah Beck On 22 July 2005 Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead by the Metropolitan Police at Stockwell tube station. It was … Continue reading

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Crisis what "crisis"

Crisis Theory: From Capitalism and Back Again. On examination of the current distribution of forces and potentials, it is clear that capitalism will not and cannot change. In the present ‘crisis’, there is little chance of it becoming a “more … Continue reading

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Struggle for Justice is necessary. Free Gaza by whatever means. This time by donation.

[Readers will know I do not endorse charity giving – see Rumour – but note the distinction between buying a boat for the Free Gaza movement and other good causes. This one must float. Lets buy a boat, ahoy]. AN … Continue reading

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Letter in today's Guardian

The Guardian, Friday 16 January 2009 The massacres in Gaza are the latest phase of a war that Israel has been waging against the people of Palestine for more than 60 years. The goal of this war has never changed: … Continue reading

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