Monday, June 07, 2010

free gaza

Two members of the Free Gaza flotilla speaking in London, Saturday 5th June 2010.

Respect for human rights and international law is not a policy decision, it's not a choice to be made in number 10. It's an obligation.
- Ewa Jasiewicz

What we went through on those boats and in prison was not one percent of the Palestinian experience, not one percent. The difference is we have governments that can represent us, we need to force the governments to act.
- Alex Harrison

The Free Gaza Movement

Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Thursday, June 03, 2010

punish the poor

Cutmeister General David Laws got shoved out of office after being caught fraudulently claiming £40,000 in expenses, but there is far more hypocrisy and cruelty involved in the plans of those who plan public finances.

The coalition intends to extend and expand Labour's punitive approach to benefit claimant. It is largely an exercise in blaming the victim, meanwhile tax evaders - who cost the exchequer far, far more - are left relatively unhindered.

I've written a new Feature article about it for U-Know called Punish The Poor.