Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy By Max Blumenthal

8 July 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

“Cursed be he who says, ‘Avenge!‘?“ 
—Chaim Bialik, from “On The Slaughter”

At a right-wing protest in Jerusalem a sign reads “May God avenge their blood” and a youth wears a sticker stating “Kahane was right,” referring to the Brooklyn-born violent settler movement leader, 1 July.

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‘Neither criminals, nor animals!’ Britain’s immigration detainees speak out By Jasmine Sallis

9 May 2014 — OurKIngdom

An activist in contact with people locked up in migrant jails reports on a week of unrest.

Words of a detainee at Campsfield IRC (screenshot @GeorgeEvansDoc)

The UK immigration authorities and their commercial partners are trying to suppress a wave of protests sweeping British detention centres. In the past week hundreds of asylum-seekers detained at four high-security facilities have started hunger-strikes against draconian Home Office policies.

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A Farage Farrago: Contradictions at the Heart of the UK Independence Party By Tony Mckenna

9 May 2014 — MRZine

In Westminster, the drip-drip of financial corruption — expense account abuse, the flipping of houses — is supplemented by a spectacle of “on-message” politicians whose speeches are slick with the shiny artificiality of well-oiled PR productions.  A never-ending parade of besuited, perfectly manicured politicians, staring out at the camera, eyes glazed with faux sincerity, features consciously arranged in well-ordered concern.  Naturally, such people, such projections, attain all the proportion and reality of a computer-generated avatar or, to say the same, Nick Clegg.

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The fraud of the official campaign against the United Kingdom Independence Party By Jordan Shilton

9 May 2014 — WSWS

The latest poll results indicate that the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) could challenge for first place in European elections due later this month. Supposedly to counter this danger, a cross-party campaign has been launched involving the three major parties, Labour and the governing Conservatives and Liberal Democrats.

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NHS racism: You can’t tackle a problem if you deny it exists, Earl Howe By Roger Kline

11 April 2014 — OurNHS   

Discrimination against ethnic minority NHS staff is rife – and it’s bad for patient care too. The author of a major new report here reveals how the government is misleading parliament by claiming the problem is being addressed.

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Why the Jimmy Mubenga trial matters. By ex-Chief Inspector of Prisons By David Ramsbotham

21 March 2014 — OurKingdom 

On Thursday the Crown Prosecution Service announced that three former G4S guards, Stuart Tribelnig, Terry Hughes and Colin Kaler, would stand trial for the manslaughter of Jimmy Mubenga on a BA plane in October 2010. Long before Mubenga’s death, Lord Ramsbotham was among those who warned repeatedly that Home Office contractors used dangerous methods of restraint.

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Once again, Australia is stealing its Indigenous children By John Pilger

21 March 2014 — John Pilger

The tape is searing. There is the voice of an infant screaming as he is wrenched from his mother, who pleads, “There is nothing wrong with my baby. Why are you doing this to us? I would’ve been hung years ago, wouldn’t I? Because [as an Australian Aborigine] you’re guilty before you’re found innocent.” The child’s grandmother demands to know why “the stealing of our kids is happening all over again”. A welfare official says, “I’m gunna take him, mate.”

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UK: Refugee women in the UK: fighting back from behind bars By Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi

24 February 2014 — 50.50

The experience of female asylum seekers is distinct to their gender, particularly when survivors of rape and torture, perpetrated by male state officials, are imprisoned and guarded by men here in the UK. Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi reports on the campaign to set them free. Continue reading this...

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