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If You Don't Laugh, You'd Have to Cry - Let Me Off This Doomed Planet

NB, NSA, please read my poetry. Bureaucratic Blues I smell the fear on your vinyl briefcase as across the table like Captain Cook you pity the poor natives. Your backdoor agenda and verbal pyrotechnology’s a front for the urgency to move onto lunch, the bottom line, where you will be free of the irritation . . . → Read More if you dare: If You Don’t Laugh, You’d Have to Cry – Let Me Off This Doomed Planet

Palestinian Self-Determination and Resistance to Colonisation

Self Determination, Ethical Decolonisation & Resistance from stuart Platt on Vimeo. Omar Barghouti: “There is no Israeli nationality, just Jewish nationality. Israel is the only nation on earth which does not offer nationality to all its citizens.” “You don’t acquire a right by committing a crime.” “Colonisers don’t have natural rights in acquired territory.” . . . → Read More if you dare: Palestinian Self-Determination and Resistance to Colonisation

Obamarama – The Emperor’s Orientalist Striptease

The text of Obama’s full speech is here. And here are my notes, scattered widdershins in the detritus of a surly Friday afternoon after wasting good dreamtime in today’s early hours to listen to Obama’s imperious snake oil salesmanship live. His neocolonisation of history and efforts to turn Arab spring into neoliberal winter were impressively . . . → Read More if you dare: Obamarama – The Emperor’s Orientalist Striptease

Freedom Dominoes Falling

From Tunisia, to Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Algeria, Jordan and Yemen, people are rising up against the waning US empire’s puppet dictators while the US pays begrudging lip service to their struggle or like Biden, sacrifices the democratic aspirations of Egyptians to Israel and US geopolitical scheming (he means resources and militarisation). The price, once again . . . → Read More if you dare: Freedom Dominoes Falling

Obama needs a history lesson and a course in human rights

A question from the audience after Obama’s poor SCOTUS speech reveals Obama has a shocking ignorance of the history of the Middle East and transparent double standards when it comes to the protection of the human rights of the stateless, defenceless Palestinian people. Has the Middle East been plaguing itself? He is a vapid . . . → Read More if you dare: Obama needs a history lesson and a course in human rights

Tariq Ali on the US Empire in the Middle East, Latin America and Pakistan

Obama Cairo Speech Roundup

Embedded video from CNN Video Benny Morris’s tilt at Iran is almost comical. Hanan Ashrawi and Juan Cole debunk his hysteria soundly. Still, now that Hezbollah will not form government in Lebanon, Iran has to be firmly in Nutanyahoo’s sights when he needs the usual convenient obsfucation to divert the US administration’s attention from freezing . . . → Read More if you dare: Obama Cairo Speech Roundup

DIRECTV Censors Gaza Ad

Take action now to communicate your annoyance that Directv has refused to do business with End the Occupation. After detailed discussions with DIRECTV, including agreement on rates, times, and network placements of the ad, when we gave them the final product, they abruptly decided not to do business with us. This blatant act of censorship . . . → Read More if you dare: DIRECTV Censors Gaza Ad