UK: Removing clause 9 and beyond

16 December 2021 — Institute of Race Relations

Of all the abhorrent clauses in the government’s Nationality and Borders Bill, which passed its Commons stages last week, it is clause 9 – which would allow ministers to revoke the citizenship of British nationals without notice on ‘public interest’ grounds, which has caused the most outrage. When the New Statesman reported that the clause could affect up to six million citizens who have or have access to a second citizenship, most from ethnic minorities, fear and anger erupted on social media, in the pressin parliament and in MPs’ constituency surgeries. Activists and community groups have responded with alacrity to raise the alarm, with almost a quarter of a million people signing a parliamentary petition to remove the clause from the bill. The IRR is working with several organisations including Reprieve, Muslim Association of Britain, Rights and Security International, and Status Now for All to oppose clause 9.

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‘Feeble coexistence’: Palestinians in Israel are crying out for equality

26 May 2021 — Jonathan Cook

A new generation of Palestinian citizens of Israel demands an end to the humiliation and the demonisation of their Palestinian identity by Jewish compatriots

Middle East Eye – 26 May 2021

Last Friday, hours after a ceasefire went into effect between Israel and Hamas, ending 11 days of hostilities that killed more than 260 Palestinians and wrecked swaths of Gaza, the Old City of Acre on Israel’s northern coast tentatively reopened to visitors.

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Statement from Edward Snowden in Moscow

1 July 2013 — Wikileaks Press

One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.

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Boston Bombings: Was Tamerlan Tsarnaev a Double Agent Recruited by the FBI? By Prof Peter Dale Scott

24 June, 2013 —  Who What Why

TsarneevAmid the swirl of mysteries surrounding the alleged Boston bombers, one fact, barely touched upon in the mainstream U.S. media, stands out: There is a strong possibility that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers, was a double agent, perhaps recruited by the FBI.

If Tsarnaev was a double agent, he would be just one of thousands of young people coerced by the FBI, as the price for settling a minor legal problem, into a dangerous career as an informant.

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Democracy, Disillusion and The Political Process By Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin

7 March, 2013Global Research

A new nationwide opinion poll in Ireland has shown that people are becoming more and more disillusioned with the political process leading one to wonder if democracy (people rule) has simply become demopsefia (people vote). This type of disillusionment is becoming widespread across Europe in general. While no one is naive enough to believe all the promises of politicians, in recent years the desires of the electorate seem to be ever more blatantly subsumed to the financial interests/problems of recent governments.

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Syria Newslinks 23-24 March 2012

24 March


Syrian Army continues clashing with rebels
Voice of Russia, News Today at 09:47
The Syrian Army continues clashing bitterly with the rebels. Government troops are firing on rebel positions in many Syrian regions. Fighting was especially fierce Saturday in the Idlib Province, in the north, with the insurgents driven out of two villages. According to the SANA news agency, several terrorists were wiped out.

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Black Agenda Report 12 May, 2010: The Supreme Court? Is This Why We Vote For Democrats?

The Supreme Court? Is This Why We Vote For Democrats?

by BAR executive editor Bruce Dixon
We vote for Democrats, the argument goes, because sending a Republican to the White House means sending racist conservative neanderthals to the Supreme Court.  A clinching argument right?  What would John McCain do?  But is that the right question to ask?

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