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Palestine

by FG

Palestine Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Evocative Palestine. Just to think of Palestine is evocative. From the lush orange orchards to the laden olive groves, many examples could be provided to confirm the fact that prior to the creation of Israel,  Palestinian society thrived in all areas of human endeavour.  The splendour of Jaffa was […]

The Israeli Connection

by FG

The Israeli Connection Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Supremacists in arms When one thinks of Israel today, one immediately thinks of a chain of inseparable  words:  impunity, immunity and deception; a bleak tableau which gives rise to an acrid blue sky laden with ideological chemtrails. No matter the attempt to quiet a synaptic leap across […]

Where to now: Iraq today?

by FG

Where to now: Iraq Today? Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd “I thought Nick Clegg’s reaction was very disappointing. His reaction should not be of ‘openness’ to a judicial enquiry. He should be actively pushing for a judicial enquiry. The Government came to power four years ago. He’s had ample opportunity to uncover, as Deputy Prime […]

On Torture: The American Malaise

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On Torture: The American Malaise Clive Hambidge A definition “Torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control …” (Wikipedia) BBC […]

Protecting the Children of Gaza

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Protecting the Children of Gaza Clive Hambidge Military Power, according to Gianfranco Poggi’s Forms of Power explains with his usual clarity that he found it “difficult to define political power otherwise than with reference to organized violence; it is the command over this resource that allows one group, for example to ‘run things’ over a […]

The Drift Of Hugo Rifkind

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The Drift Of Hugo Rifkind Soraya Boyd & Clive Hambidge Poor Hugo Rifkind has been drifting lately. He has said so much in an article for the Times (Tuesday 12 August 2014, Opinion, page 27). But do you get his drift? Does anyone get his drfit? What on earth is he drifting on about? Is […]

Human Rights in Our Name

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Human Rights in Our Name Clive Hambidge Under international law all parties involved in a conflict, must whether state or non state armed actors, respect international humanitarian law. The aim of which is to regulate conduct during hostilities and respect for human rights law. “The Human Rights Act 1998 is an Act of Parliament of […]

The Military Industrial Complexity

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The Military Industrial Complexity Clive Hambidge (Part 1) “Congress shall make no law … abridging … the right of the people peaceably … to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” It is a pernicious fact that “Pentagon contracts awarded in the 2000s have been concentrated in the hands of just five contractors- Lockheed […]

Questions of Power and Slavery

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Questions of Power and Slavery Clive Hambidge “If it’s a neurotic superpower you’re looking for, then America’s your one” Robert Kagen “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” . All governments encroach, creep into our lives, and […]

G4S Israel: Intentional Complicity in Acts of Injustice for Profit?

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 Facilitate Global supports the StopG4S campain. G4S Israel: Intentional Complicity in Acts of Injustice for Profit? Rachael M. Rudolph Is it willful disregard for human rights and disrespect for humanity or the intentional complicity in acts of injustice for profit? Many within the global activist community would argue that it is the latter which explains […]

#opGTMO: Justice for Guantanamo and the President of the United States’ Speech

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#opGTMO: Justice for Guantanamo and the President of the United States’ Speech Rachael M. Rudolph The following is an articulation of my understanding of the points made by the President of the United States regarding an issue near and dear to our hearts, which is Guantanamo Bay.  The individuals in Guantanamo Bay have been lingering […]

The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability

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 The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability Clive Hambidge. Part One Integrated Systems In Wikipedia we find this, concerning an overview of the meaning ‘integrated systems’ “A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality. System integration involves integrating existing often disparate systems. […]

‘Personal Journeys: The Global Impact of Israel’s Dissenting Voices’

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‘Personal Journeys: The Global Impact of Israel’s Dissenting Voices’ Notes taken by Susan Walpole – Facilitate Global Fundraising Dinner, London, 10 April 2013 These notes are of two brief talks by Miko Peled and Ilan Pappe, followed by a Question and Answer (Q & A) session. Views expressed are those of the speakers. Any transcription […]

EXCAVATION

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EXCAVATION (Of a Spanish Civil War Atrocity) Kevin Russell-Pavier Back then, there was just an ordinary woman, Standing in the crowd; just a single mother Cradling the ragged bundle of her baby In her arms, letting it suckle at the shrivelled breast; A woman squinting up too – her mesh of crow’s feet Trying to […]