Bedroom Tax – the DEFINING moment as UT decision makes it history!!

Will the Government finally admit, it got it drastically wrong and were punishing the poor, purely for political purposes?  A totally immoral tax, on those least able to pay!

150,000 households have been wrongly and unlawfully charged the bedroom tax and for the past three years … now that the precedent setting Upper Tribunal has finally decided what is a bedroom.…

Source: Bedroom Tax – the DEFINING moment as UT decision makes it history!!

Cam pain and compassionate conservatism

Prime Minister, I have a question on ESA from Rachael from Swindon who has been asking your colleagues the same…                                             Oh sorry the question… …

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Europe is following Obama – washing its hands of Palestine and why

The USA keeps using North Korea as the bogey man, but the really dangerous bogey man is Israel. The International Community opened Pandora’s Box and now they have put the whole World in danger of a nuclear Armageddon.

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By Alan Hart           ©             (Source / 21.02.2016)

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My headline is a response to recent comments made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference in Berlin with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the decision of the Cameron government in the UK to make boycotting goods from “Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank” by publicly-funded bodies including local councils and universities a criminal offence.

Much to the delight of Netanyahu who has rejected a French initiative to convene a regional conference to try to get a peace process going, Merkel said,

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Expel Apartheid Israel from the United Nations

It is totally abhorrent that the the fledgling United Nations awarded Zionist terrorist groups a state of their own.  Which the fledgling state then, carried out acts of genocide of the rightful occupants of the land, Palestinians, whether Jewish, Christian and Muslim.  And has continued ignoring all International Laws and ignored United Nation mandates.  Palestine should be restored to the state it was, before the abhorrent actions of the United Nations.  The United Nations, has only been a mouth-piece of the USA.  Any minor nation disagreeing with waht the USA wants, is bullied.  By USA imposed sanctions, currency devaluation and even military take-overs of their Governments.  Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria being recent examples.

Source: Expel Apartheid Israel from the United Nations

Terror, climate chaos, financial crisis are the costs of ‘doing business’

Unfortunately, Portugal, like the UK, is still pursuing a fossil fuel future, despite agreeing to the COP21 Paris agreement.  The Portuguese government has even granted oil and gas producers licenses to drill, onshore and offshore the Algarve.  Even though the area is part of Natura2000, is dependent of fishing, agriculture and tourism.  Even with a (so-called) Socialist coalition government, it looks like drilling will go ahead.  Instead of investing in energy efficiency and renewables!  Though there are groups such as the Algarve Surfers and Marine Activities Association (ASMAA), fighting these proposals.

The techno-narcissism of predatory neoliberal capitalism is locked into an endless war with the bastard monster of its own creation – Islamic State

Source: Terror, climate chaos, financial crisis are the costs of ‘doing business’

Reforming harmful fossil fuel subsidies

We constantly hear from our politicians, mass media and climate change denialists, that renewables are heavily subsidised.  When the truth is exactly the opposite, with fossil fuels and nuclear being heavily subsidised at the expense of the tax-payer and energy customer.

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Obama deliberately lied when he claimed Syria Government behind the sarin gas attack in Ghouta

You only have to look at the USA’s support of Israel, who use illegal weapons and acts against the Palestinians. To realise the problems in the Middle-East, stem from USA interference. The USA, through Turkey, is pushing towards WWIII, by shooting down Russian aircraft.

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Obama Lied When He Said This

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U.S. President Obama’s central case against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad (and his central argument against Assad’s supporter Russia on that matter) is that Assad was behind the sarin gas attack in Ghouta Syria on 21 August 2013 — but it’s all a well-proven lie, as will be shown here.

President Obama said this to the UN on September 24th: “The evidence is overwhelming that the Assad regime used such weapons on August 21st. U.N. inspectors gave a clear accounting that advanced rockets fired large quantities of sarin gas at civilians. These rockets were fired from a regime-controlled neighborhood and landed in opposition neighborhoods.”

As I wrote in an article earlier in September, summing up the evidence on this (and you can click through all the way to the ultimate published sources here):

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The great investigative journalist Christof Lehmann headlined on 7 October…

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‘NYT’ and ‘NYRB’ publish important pieces on Jewish terrorism

The New York Times and New York Review of Books have published big important pieces describing Jewish terrorism in Israel and its occupied territories, but both pieces are romantic, and propose to save Zionism and Israel from this inherent element.

Source: ‘NYT’ and ‘NYRB’ publish important pieces on Jewish terrorism

“Numbers should be a light, not a crutch”

Unfortunately, the use of percentages (%) instead of hard figures is used within all Government departments including the NHS (National Health Service).  Even the Health Protection Agency HPA), in their reply to a planning application for a biomass incinerator in Davyhulme, Trafford.  Stated it was acceptable because it would only increase the local death rates by 0.06 per year.

 

application predicts that the particulate emissions from the plant would result in a 0.011% increase in deaths brought forward (paragraph 12.180). This is also expressed as 0.06 deaths brought forward per annum for this population. The applicant considers this impact “would not be noticeable”.

Of course, any increase in the local death rate is totally unacceptable.  And, yet we have a Government department, the HPA, supposedly responsible for the protection of human health finding it acceptable.  Though they put it as, ‘would not be noticable’!

We also have the use of percentages, when they talk about ‘fracking fluid’.  The highly toxic cocktail of water, sand and chemicals they use in high-pressure hydraulic fracturing of shale gas.  Hydraulic fracturing for shale gas is likely to involve the use of large quantities of clean water, typically 10,000 to 30,000 m3 water per well (10,000,000 to 30,000,000 litres).  Which is mixed with sand, around 5% and other fluids at around 2%.  Which makes it sound as miniscule amount, until you do the maths and 2% = 300,000 to 600,000 litres of highly toxic and carcenigenic fluidsbeing added.  Which has the potentail to seep into aquifers and pollute drinking water.

As the blog below ststaes, it is time the Government stopped hiding behind percentages, and gave clear figures that people can clearly understand.

“Numbers should be a light, not a crutch”.

The Republican, Issue One

An interesting article about the Peterloo Massacre and one of the important people Richard Carlile, fighting for democracy in the UK. Something that is still, sadly lacking, due to the ‘first-past-the-post’ system.  Unfortunately, far too many middle-class, so-called socialist, think Marxism is the only socialist movement the UK had. Marx plagiarised the work of early British, French and German socialists, to produce a work of contradictions.

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The Republican Issue One

The Republican was first published on this day, August 27th, 1819.  Its creator was Richard Carlile, who was one of the intended speakers  at the St Peter’s Fields reform meeting before the yeomanry transformed the occasion into the Peterloo Massacre.  Shocked by the spectacle of unarmed men women and children being cut to pieces just because they wanted to hear a bit more about democracy, Carlile wrote an account of the event for Sherwin’s Weekly Political Register which led to his instant prosecution.

The Prince Regent also put pen to paper.  He took the initiative of writing personally to congratulate the troops on how promptly and efficiently they had put the plebs to the sword.

(You see, soldiers who slaughter civilians aren’t committing a crime.  People who point that soldiers slaughter civilians are the real criminals.)

Carlile changed the name of his paper to

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