Monthly Archives: October 2011

This is not a Film

Jafar Panahi has made a film about himself. It was smuggled out of Iran & shown at the Frontline Club yesterday (Sunday 39th of October 2011) He has been sentenced to 6 years in prison & has been banned from … Continue reading

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Angela Merkel & peace

Angela Merkel has warned against the peace in Europe of the last few decades disintegrating. She is right. Peace is a fragile thing, a fragile concept. Europe has been at war with itself for thousands of years. World War2 wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Occupy Movement

With regard to the Occupy Movement, I  should be pleased. But I must say I am sceptical. It seems to me that America has been responsible for much that is wrong in the world for decades & that since the … Continue reading

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Tibetan monks

Tibetan monks have been immolating themselves. Buddhist monks did it in Vietnam during the war in the sixties & seventies.  Some Czech people including Jan Palach did it in 1968 as a protest against the Soviet invasion & hegemony of … Continue reading

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After Gaddafi

Libya after Gaddafi hasn’t made a good start. It is all very worrying. There is a plethora of arms in the country. How they came to be there is not clear. What is also worrying is that many arms which … Continue reading

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Gaddafi

How bad was Gaddafi? Undoubtedly he plundered the nation’s wealth. He imprisoned people in hellish prisons for decades for showing the most minute amount of dissent.  Also he tortured them. Undoubtedly Libya was an oil rich country where very little … Continue reading

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Iranian Justice

Jafar Panahi has had his 6 year sentence upheld. Marziah Vafamehr has been sentenced to year in jail & 90 lashes.  Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Justice is an entirely spurious … Continue reading

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