As TMR listeners will know, I, along with many others, have been waiting for an intelligible definition of "non-violent extremism" for quite some time by now. Theresa May, as Home Secretary (now, worryingly Prime Minister), seemed unable to provide any sensible answers last year, so now, perhaps, after all that extra time, someone from the Home Office can give some long-awaited clarity. (After all, we wouldn't want to get the impression that the government wants to brand pretty much anyone they dislike as an "extremist", would we?)
By 2003, Eric Margolis had been covering Iraq for over 25 years, and he was sure at the time that Iraq had no WMDs, nor the means to make use of them even if it had any. And, as he says in this piece, he was "blacklisted" by the MSM for saying so. Well, this is Alt Media, so let's read what he has to say: the "faulty intelligence" narrative is a "lie"; the Iraq War was "as blatant and illegal an aggression as Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939."
C.H. Smith nailed it: "There is no avenue left for advocacy, grievances or redress in a system dominated by global corporations." In the old feudal days, peasants with pitchforks and torches could assault the lord’s castle on a hill. Today, there is no castle nor even a hill. Yet, we still have the same grievances, angst and desires for peace, safety and prosperity.
I read this poem by Chris Floyd back in October 2015 when he first published it at Empire Burlesque, and I thought at the time, "I wish he would perform it and put it out as a video." Well, now he has. It's a great poem.
We live in interesting times. Now, according to Broken News, even Stralia is on the cards! BN reports that sources and experts say Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is secretly working on plans for a referendum in Australia. Could the people of that great country soon vote to become a republic and leave the AU?
Human rights activist Craig Murray (former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan and erstwhile Rector of the University of Dundee) writes a thought-provoking piece at CraigMurray.org.uk on why there's currently such pressure within the UK Labour Party at the moment for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to go. Is it really about his handling of the EU Referendum issue? Or has it more to do with the upcoming Chilcot Report? Maybe they want him shut up before he can stand up in parliament and condemn Blair over Iraq.
Regardless of the extent to which global fear mongers are right about the economic catastrophe that will hit every shore of the world after the Brexit, the most significant fact of the Brexit will be that the UK was the first nation to start the inevitable break-up of the EU. I have said since its beginning it cannot and will not hold together.
If you read the presstitute media, Brexit—the referendum tomorrow on the UK’s exit from the EU— is about racism. According to the story line, angry rightwing racists of violent inclinations want to leave the EU to avoid having to accept more dark-skinned immigrants into England.
Interesting development. According to The Telegraph, the German Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has criticised NATO for "sabre-rattling and warmongering" against Russia with its recent military exercises in Poland and the Baltics. Not a good idea, he thinks.
Brendan Cox : Statement following the tragic killing of his wife Jo—(Helen Joanne, Labour MP for Batley and Spen)
"Today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives—more difficult, more painful, less joyful, less full of love. I and Jo's friends and family are going to work every moment of our lives to love and nurture our kids and to fight against the hate that killed Jo.
A horrific attack unfolded this week when Omar Mateen entered a nightclub in Orlando, Florida before allegedly opening fire killing 50 and injuring scores more. Mateen would eventually be gunned down himself by police.
At face value it appears to be another "extremist" attack—an extension of America’s ongoing "War on Terror." In reality Mateen is instead an extension of America's use of terrorism as a geopolitical tool to fight its enemies abroad and maintain paralyzing fear, division, and hysteria at home.
Yesterday, during an eight-hour car journey from Lancashire down to Dorset, I took the opportunity to listen to Mike Hopkins of Fight The Lies Radio talking about the issue of—and this is my title for it—'Conspiracy Theories and the Christian'. I'm glad I did; I enjoyed it very much, and Mike made a great travelling companion. Speaking much from his own experience, Mike makes many keen observations that I think people might find helpful. So, if you have time, give it a listen!
According to Premier, the Christian charity 'Festive' has confirmed that a UK college of further education has barred a Christian union from meeting on the grounds that it is "prohibited under the government's Prevent scheme." At the moment, there's very little information about this, so I can't say anything definite, but it certainly sounds alarming.