Saudi Arabia Moves Into UK Football (Soccer) – Yuk!

Why do Western Leaders fall over themselves, bowing to and kissing Saudi Arabia’s brutal autocratic leaders, whilst selling them world record amounts of military weapons? That country has possibly the worst human rights record in the world, it allegedly spreads extremist Islamic terror around the world and it was seemingly intimately involved in 9/11?  WeContinue reading “Saudi Arabia Moves Into UK Football (Soccer) – Yuk!”

Another US Atrocity – Shooting Down Iran Air Flight 655

. . On July 3, 1988 the American military launched an unprovoked missile attack on a fully laden and defenceless Iranian civilian airliner, which was flying within its normal civilian airspace, on its routine flightpath, and emitting all the required electronic signals to be recognized as a civilian aircraft.  The state of the art USS Vincennes WarshipContinue reading “Another US Atrocity – Shooting Down Iran Air Flight 655”

Female Pilots in Iran Have Taken To The Sky

. https://intellinews.com/all-female-cockpit-crew-makes-history-in-iran-169735/ . Iran is a much more open and modern society than many western people realize. I haven’t been there, but from watching some of the travel blogs of the many young westerners who have journeyed to this ancient land, it would seem Iranians are one of the most warm and generous peoples anywhere.Continue reading “Female Pilots in Iran Have Taken To The Sky”

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Surge AFTER They Are Attacked (!)

. . There are many things that surprise me in life and sometimes not in a pleasant way. Before 9/11, I had no real clue about Islam or Muslims. What they believed in and where and how they lived. I don’t think I was alone in that regard as a westerner. But 9/11 changed allContinue reading “Hate Crimes Against Muslims Surge AFTER They Are Attacked (!)”

Is Iran’s Democracy So Different to Ours?

. . The Iranian people got to experience a strong and vibrant democracy from 1907 – 1953, before their country was plunged back into dictatorship by the 1953 coup instigated by the USA & UK. During these five decades of real democracy in Iran, the people enjoyed systems of government very similar to that weContinue reading “Is Iran’s Democracy So Different to Ours?”

It’s No Coincidence PROPAGANDA Begins With “PR”.

. The term “Public Relations” (PR) was invented by American Edward Bernays in the early 20th century, just prior to World War 1. He was known as the “Father of Spin.” Mr Bernays was the nephew of notable psychologist, and researcher into matters of the mind, Sigmund Freud. It is no coincidence that the word PROPAGANDA starts with “PR” or thatContinue reading “It’s No Coincidence PROPAGANDA Begins With “PR”.”

Who Are the “Other” Terrorists in Palestine?

. Terrorism. It is a word, used alone or in phrases which the world has heard literally millions of times in recent years. I would wager that in 99.9% of those mainstream media mentions, words such as “Islamic” or an Islamic sounding name are mentioned a few seconds before or after the hook word, terrorismContinue reading “Who Are the “Other” Terrorists in Palestine?”

The Third Time Iran was Invaded – & The MOST DEADLY Yet.

The oldest Iranians alive today would still remember voting for their country’s original “supreme leader” – their democratically elected Prime Minister – back in the 1950s. Iran’s democracy and the Iranian people’s right to elect their leader in free and fair democratic elections was taken away at gunpoint by the USA/UK coup in 1953, organizedContinue reading “The Third Time Iran was Invaded – & The MOST DEADLY Yet.”

Yemen is Absolutely Beautiful, and So Sad.

. . What image comes to mind when you think of Yemen ? I always thought of Yemen as a dusty place, with many goat herders, and maybe, not very advanced. I don’t know why I thought that. Well, there was that one episode of “Friends” where Chandler was so desparate to escape from his (ex)Continue reading “Yemen is Absolutely Beautiful, and So Sad.”

Words Have No Meaning Anymore

. If you’re old enough, you will remember that the one book everyone had in the house was a dictionary. If you didn’t know the meaning or context of a word, you looked it up in the dictionary. Flash homes even had a book called a “Thesaurus”, which was like a dictionary but it wasContinue reading “Words Have No Meaning Anymore”

Iran’s Recent History: 1979 Revolution – Their Second

The memories of the great Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1896 – and the democracy and liberties which sprang from it – never really died amongst Iran’s people, even after their Democratic Constitution of 1906 was secretly destroyed by the United States and Britain in 1953 (see an earlier post). By the 1970s, “people power” inContinue reading “Iran’s Recent History: 1979 Revolution – Their Second”

Is Iran’s Democracy So Different to Ours?

. . The Iranian people got to experience a strong and vibrant democracy from 1907 – 1953, before their country was plunged back into dictatorship by the 1953 coup instigated by the USA & UK. During these five decades of real democracy in Iran, the people enjoyed systems of government very similar to that weContinue reading “Is Iran’s Democracy So Different to Ours?”

Is Mr Blinken the Dumbest Yet? Or Maybe Just the Most Arrogant?

. . https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/us-demands-immediate-release-of-canadian-jailed-by-china “American Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken demands China release Canadian Businessman Convicted of Spying” Danny just heard the news about Mr Blinken’s demands….but this is all far from funny. . So, let us just get this straight. Sorry, this is going to be a long sentence….but here goes, The Government of theContinue reading “Is Mr Blinken the Dumbest Yet? Or Maybe Just the Most Arrogant?”

UK Labour Party Changed its Leader in 2020 (anything else?)

Former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was a long time open supporter of the Palestinian people and their right to a state. At his final party conference as leader in 2019, the hall filled with Palestinian flags and speakers, indicating that there were many Labour party members with similar views. + https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-45634379 Labour PartyContinue reading “UK Labour Party Changed its Leader in 2020 (anything else?)”

There’s NO WAR in Palestine

Is this a “war”?  There is NO war in Palestine.14-year-old Palestinian boy Faris Odeh (right) is about to be shot dead by Israeli troops because he was throwing stones at an Israeli tank in November 2000.  After this incident 21 years ago, the shock and disgust from around the world soon dissipated (as it always does) and Israel went back to illegallyContinue reading “There’s NO WAR in Palestine”

How Media Frame Things in Your Head With Careful Use of Words

Words are a major building block of life. They are what we use to describe things. A major part of the way we communicate. How we learn. But the problem with words is that they can be lies as well. And cause misunderstandings, especially in English, which is a language more prone to misunderstandings thanContinue reading “How Media Frame Things in Your Head With Careful Use of Words”

Palestine and Xinjiang : One and the Same Thing

In the short comments above, acclaimed film maker and journalist John Pilger outlines why the issues underlying the slow, inexorable genocide of the Palestinian people and the issues underlying fabricated genocide in Xinjiang, China are one and the same thing. They are both about a fading empire desparately trying to maintain their control over others.Continue reading “Palestine and Xinjiang : One and the Same Thing”

The Jews You’ve Never Heard of and Why They Support Palestine So Passionately

Tue, 25 May at 10:22 am Strictly Orthodox Jews are those traditionally dressed people you see in big American cities such as New York or praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. They are passionate supporters of the Palestinian people, and always have been. Yes, that’s right. Strictly observant Jews want the state of Israel peacefullyContinue reading “The Jews You’ve Never Heard of and Why They Support Palestine So Passionately”

Iran on a Path Back to Full Democracy?

The President of Iran, the entire Iranian Parliament, as well as the Leaders of every city, town and village across Iran, are chosen by democratic elections in this country of over 80 million people. There is much enthusiasm in Iran’s elections, Supporters of Iranian political parties rally enthusiastically in 2017.  Note that many women’s hair is clearly visible, the scarves being merely token. The ladies areContinue reading “Iran on a Path Back to Full Democracy?”

Iran’s Nuclear Program : There are No Weapons there either

Sorting Fact from Propaganda … “There is little doubt that even before the JCPOA deal’s existence, Iran was violating its terms.” 2019 quote from the Trump whitehouse – will Biden’s attitude be any better ? For many years, one of the most targeted nations for western propaganda has been the ancient nation of Iran, orContinue reading “Iran’s Nuclear Program : There are No Weapons there either”