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The BBC continue to normalise a hateful narrative, Notebook

The BBC continue to normalise a hateful narrative

“The central question still remains,” Jeremy Paxman began on BBC Newsnight last night, “was this the action of a solitary, deranged individual, or do his actions reflect a wider unease both in Norway and perhaps beyond, about immigration and asylum seekers, which people like Brehvik can exploit?” The third, and most obvious answer is left ignored; that Brehvik was a white supremacist emboldened by the right-wing, Islamophobic rhetoric of European governments.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 26 July 2011 at 3:29 pm

Anders Behring Breivik: a disturbing ideology, The Foreign Desk

Anders Behring Breivik: a disturbing ideology

A bomb goes off at the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister’s office. Hours later, a lone gunman goes on a killing spree on the island of Utoya. The news are quick to pin the blame to Al-Qa’ida, or in fact, any Muslims. Kurdish organisations, Muammer Gaddafi and Afghanis are mentioned. All without a shred of evidence. Another terrorist attack. Or as Murdoch’s Sun newspaper ran with the following morning, “Norway’s 9/11”.

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 25 July 2011 at 5:09 pm

Crocodile tears from the alligator’s eyes, Notebook

Crocodile tears from the alligator’s eyes

First Paul Stephenson, head of the Metropolitan Police, resigns.  A day later, assistant Commissioner John Yates, takes over.  The fall-out from the hacking scandal is kicking into effect, and the police are heavily implicated.  However, is the choice of priorities when it comes to police accountability somewhat misguided?  When people die in police custody, a [...]

By | Notebook | Monday, 18 July 2011 at 7:00 pm

Has the time come for a military embargo on the State of Israel?, Notebook

Has the time come for a military embargo on the State of Israel?

“[The government] must also halt Britain’s arms exports to Israel,” wrote Liberal Democrat leader and now Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg on January 7th 2009, as the world watched Israeli shells destroying a UN school in Gaza.  The title of Clegg’s article was unambiguous; “We must stop arming Israel”.
On Friday, the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and [...]

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 at 1:33 pm

Why should we care about the suffering of Tamils?, Notebook

Why should we care about the suffering of Tamils?

On Tuesday 14 June, a shocking, heart-wrenching documentary was shown on Channel 4. ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’, broadcast just after 11pm, displayed what presenter Jon Snow described as “devastating evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity, and a powerful case for bring those guilty of these crimes to justice.”

By | Notebook | Friday, 8 July 2011 at 2:46 pm

After the occupation of Brixton Police Station, more will follow…, Notebook

After the occupation of Brixton Police Station, more will follow…

At a full Lambeth Town Hall on Friday evening, the sixth meeting of the Equality Movement was held. Entitled ‘Who Polices the Police?’, the meeting aimed to share some of the stories of police brutality, in the heart of Brixton, and to strengthen community ties, as well as to encourage young people to speak out, without fear, about how they are treated by the police.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 at 3:00 pm

“Unreasonable behaviour” – a thought-crime?, The Foreign Desk

“Unreasonable behaviour” – a thought-crime?

Sheikh Raed Salah, a political leader of the Islamic Movement in Israel and three times elected mayor of the Palestinian city of Umm al-Fahm, was arrested last week from a London hotel. Normally, you would think one would have to commit a crime, or at least be suspected of committing a crime, to be arrested.

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 6 July 2011 at 1:30 pm

The struggle against the ConDems should be linked to global resistance against imperialism, Notebook

The struggle against the ConDems should be linked to global resistance against imperialism

On June 30th, I joined a demonstration of tens of thousands of teachers in central London, who were marching to defend their jobs and pensions. But it was not the teachers who were targeted by the Metropolitan Police, it was the students, marching in solidarity with them.

By | Notebook | Monday, 4 July 2011 at 4:11 pm

‘Bars For Change’ – Bridging the gap between politics and music?, Notebook

‘Bars For Change’ – Bridging the gap between politics and music?

Last Friday evening, the second trailer for the ‘Bars For Change’ project was released.  Billed as ‘bridging the gap between politics and music’, the video featured an array of hip-hop and grime artists, including Mic Righteous, recently censored on BBC 1Xtra for using the phrase “Free Palestine”, Rodney P, Durrty Goodz, Ghetts, Logic, Ty, Jammer, [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 1 July 2011 at 10:03 am

Members of Parliament should work for less than minimum wage, Notebook

Members of Parliament should work for less than minimum wage

Philip Davies, Conservative MP for Shipley, thinks disabled people should be ‘allowed’ to work for less than the national minimum wage. Well thank you for the privilege Mr. Davies, because £5.93 is a bit steep for us “scroungers”.

By | Notebook | Monday, 20 June 2011 at 4:00 pm

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