Media Lens: The Establishment – Andrew Marr And Owen Jones

14 October 2014 — Media Lens

Picture the scene: No.10 Downing Street, September 16: ‘a gentlemen’s-club-style reception room, given factitious poshness by two marble pillars’. The event: a book launch party hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron himself to ‘mark the publication’ of a political novel, ‘Head of State’, by the BBC’s senior interviewer and former political editor, Andrew Marr.

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Owen Jones & Mother Agnes. A lesson on conciliatory “leftists” By Phil Greaves

19 November 2013 — Phil Greaves

Following the news that Mother Agnes Miriam, a nun who heads the Musalaha (reconciliation) initiative in Syria, was due to speak at the Stop The War conference in London, two journalists also due to speak at the event, Jeremy Scahill and Owen Jones, decided to withdraw participation unless Mother Agnes was removed from the speaking list. At the time of writing, neither “journalist” has offered to explain their act of public censure and decision to bolster Zionist-led smear campaigns; aside from a few tweets expressing their “concern” over sharing a platform with an evil Assad-supporting nun. It seems baseless conspiracy theories are more than acceptable in the higher echelons of “professional” journalism, as long as the target of said conspiracy is a supporter of an enemy state of the west and Israel.

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The “Progressive Left Anti-War” Movement: Bowing before the Inquisitors on Syria By Jonathan Cook

19 November 2013 — jonathan-cook.net/

[For those of you who may not be au fait with the latest fuckup on the alleged left here in the UK, it seems that Syrian nun Mother Agnes Miriam withdrew from a Stop the War-sponsored conference on the 30 November because two ‘journalists’ (Jeremy Scahill and Owen Jones) objected to her presence, calling her essentially an apologist for the Assad government. The following is one analysis of the event, followed by Phil Greaves piece which is even more scathing in its attack on the organisers of the conference.  Frankly, I think Jonathan Cook is being altogether too nice. WB]

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London: Public Meeting Friday 9 August: War and Whistleblowers – Why Bradley Manning Should be Free

1 August 2013 — stopwar.org.uk

Bradley Manning faces a prison sentence of up to 136 years after being found guilty of 20 charges for revealing the war crimes carried out in our name. This public meeting, with speakers including Tariq AliPeter Tatchell, and Norman Solomon from the USA, will discuss the courage and sacrifice of truth-tellers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have exposed how the secret state wages perpetual war behind our backs. How can we protect whistleblowers from persecution by war-addicted governments? How can we campaign for the freedom of Bradley Manning? Continue reading

HOUSMANS ONLINE BOOKSHOP RECOMMENDATIONS & HOUSMANS PEACE DIARY 2013

20 November 2012 — Housmans

The following email includes some of the most popular books from our online shop in 2012, and also has details on this year’s Peace Diary. Our online shop is fully stocked, so if it’s in print you should be able to find it there.
 
Thank you for supporting Housmans, it means everything to us. At this time of year many people shop via Amazon, however there are many reasons not to give them your money – if you are unfamiliar with their working practices please read the following: What is wrong with using Amazon?

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Most Popular Books at Housmans in 2011

17 November 2011 — Housmans

The following have been the bestselling titles at Housmans this year. Sales aren’t everything though, so look out for a list of Housmans staff’s favourite books from 2011, coming very soon. All the following books are available to buy online or in-store. For online purchases just click on the link below each book.
 
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Sally Hunt and Owen Jones on June 30

28 June 2011 — New Left Project

by Sally Hunt, Owen Jones
Sally Hunt, General Secretary of the University and College Union, and Owen Jones, author of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, analyse the political context of the June 30 strikes and discuss how to make them part of a successful movement against attacks by the government.

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