Israel censored this film. Watch it here

21 January 2021 — The Electronic Intifada

Every act of censorship inadvertently achieves its opposite by drawing attention to its subject.

Last week, an Israeli court ordered the 2002 film Jenin, Jenin to be banned in Israel and all copies of it confiscated.

The film – which was directed by Mohammed Bakri, a Palestinian citizen of Israel – has been the subject of censorship attempts since its release around 18 years ago.

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Watch UKC News: New Vaccine Death Claims, Trump Declassifies Russiagate

15 January 2021 — 

As the Government’s bold vaccine roll-out continues, more problems emerge regarding injury and death of people who’ve taken Pfizer’s experimental mRNA genetic COVID ‘vaccine’ – prompting [] China t[o] ban the jab. Meanwhile, the Government makes a power-play to censor media reporting – with the State agency now playing the role editor with major newspapers reporting COVID and lockdown, supposedly in the public interest.’ But what if the press regulator has their facts wrong? The NHS “clap” campaign seems to be bust after UKC sent its team across the country to look for any Thursday night clamour. Also, President Trump’s parting shot [at] the Democratic machine b[y] declassifying all of the FBI Russia probe document. All this and more.

Co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen take a look at the end of week news round-up. Watch:

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Julian Assange: Imminent Freedom

5 January 2021 — Craig Murray

It has been a long and tiring day, with the startlingly unexpected decision to block Julian’s extradition. The judgement is in fact very concerning, in that it accepted all of the prosecution’s case on the right of the US Government to prosecute publishers worldwide of US official secrets under the Espionage Act. The judge also stated specifically that the UK Extradition Act of 2003 deliberately permits extradition for political offences. These points need to be addressed. But for now we are all delighted at the ultimate decision that extradition should be blocked.

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What is left to say?

30 December 2020 — Dr Malcolm Kendrick

Essay of the Year!

I have not written much about COVID19 recently. What can be said? In my opinion the world has simply gone bonkers. The best description can be found in Dante’s Inferno, written many hundreds of years ago.

In it, Dante describes the outcasts, who took no side in the rebellion of angels. They live in the vestibule. Not in heaven, not in hell, forever unclassified. They reside on the shores of the Acheron. Naked and futile, they race around through a hellish mist in eternal pursuit of an elusive, wavering banner, symbolic of their pursuit of ever-shifting self-interest.

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Watch: Rafael Correa on Venezuela, Assange, and ‘preventing the total destruction of our homeland’

16 December 2020 — The Grayzone

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Max Blumenthal interviews former Ecuador President Rafael Correa, who was in Venezuela to observe its legislative elections and show support to a government under sustained economic and political attack by the US (inc. transcript).


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Watch: Feeding a Crisis: Africa’s Manufactured Hunger Pandemic

4 December 2020 — Internationalist 360°

Hunger is still the biggest killer in Africa and it has a lot to do with colonialism. Redfish worked with filmmakers in Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya and Zimbabwe to tell local stories of food and hunger, but also the growing resistance to the continued influence of former colonial powers, their corporations and institutions. Economic sanctions from the Global North, debt and loans from the IMF, aid dependency, and enforced capitalism have all played a central role in Africa’s manufactured food crisis.

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Watch: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2012 – Occupy Documentary – Can Filmmakers Be Activists?

13 September 2012 — Youtube

Sheffield Doc/Fest

Protest and dissent has flourished across the world in the last 12 months, and documentary-makers are playing their part. But what role can filmmakers play in empowering the 99% and challenging Governments and Corporations? Join a panel of activist-filmmakers discussing their role in speaking truth to power, and using documentary as a tool of protest. There are great challenges in making a film about activists without legally endangering characters and yourself. Just as great a challenge is how to have radical social and political impact for audiences whilst maintaining a sustainable career. And just what is a protest doc anyway? Filmed by Sheffield Hallam University students and edited by Dave Holloway.

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Israel lobby slaughters Corbyn again

31 October 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Asa Winstanley

Jeremy Corbyn arriving home the night he was purged from Labour. Victoria Jones ZUMA Press

After a five-year campaign of smears, Labour’s former leader Jeremy Corbyn was suspended by party bosses on Thursday.

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Watch: ‘Drone Warfare: Today, Tomorrow, Forever?’

30 October 2020 — Drone Wars

Chris Cole

Here’s a recording of the webinar to mark our 10th anniversary ‘Drone Warfare: Today, Tomorrow, Forever?’

The event featured:

  • Aditi Gupta, Coordinator for the All-Party Parliamentary Group
  • Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wars UK
  • Ella Knight, campaigner at Amnesty International
  • Rachel Stohl, Vice President at the Stimson Center
  • Elke Schwarz, Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen Mary’s, University of London

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