Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 20th demo

June the 20th is a day of protest for Iranians, especially exiled Iranians. On that day in 1981, in a protest against the régime, hundreds of people were killed & the next day there were dozens of executions. On June … Continue reading

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Even the Rain

Last weekend I saw the film Even the Rain. It had several different themes including a theme about Las Casas, the Jesuit priest who stood up for the native population of Mexico, the Aztecs, during Cortez’s brutal subjugation & genocide … Continue reading

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Arms control treaty demo

Amnesty were demonstrating outside Parliament on Saturday. There is a treaty for bananas but not arms. That was the theme of the demo. At the same time warplanes were flying overhead. The United Nations are in the midst of debating … Continue reading

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Racism in football

There has been talk & much interest in the European Football Championships in Poland & Ukraine. It has been compared with the currency crisis which threatens to tear Europe apart. The issue is racism. It cannot be ignored that there … Continue reading

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Jobs etc

I have said it before & I’ll say it again; all this emphasis on jobs is just wrong. It is as though it was sent down to the human race on tablets of stone; if you don’t have a job … Continue reading

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Syria on the brink

Syria is descending into chaos. It has been said on the BBC that those opposing the régime are no better than the government. This is sad. So much of the World has descended into chaos in the last few decades. … Continue reading

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The Dalai Lama in Manchester

The Dalai Lama is due to speak in Manchester. This is what it said in the Metro of Friday the 1st of June The Dalai Lama returns to Britain this month with the aim of inspiring young people. The exiled … Continue reading

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