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Think Hard Before You Vote

Attributing the refugee crisis to Assad, or claiming the majority of civilians who’ve been killed have been killed by his military, comes to us straight from the regime change playbook. We heard the same propaganda in the run up to … Continue reading

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Rochelle organises the Friday Fiction one hundred word competition, prompted by a photo, each week: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ Sham: “Are you deliberately missing the point? I am not saying that I approve of the killing. You know that I am a pacifist. … Continue reading

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This piece says it better than I ever could: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/13/the-age-of-despair-reaping-the-whirlwind-of-western-support-for-extremist-violence/

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Five Million

Rochelle set us a one hundred word flash fiction theme, prompted by a photo, each week.  Why not give it a try? https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ PHOTO PROMPT – © J Hardy Carroll ……….and then the truth hit her. They were weeping over … Continue reading

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Rochelle’s weekly one hundred word flash fiction challenge, prompted by the picture: https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ They made a fuss about anything cuddly. All the tigers and polar bears were dead: in the great scheme of things, it barely mattered. Great swathes of … Continue reading

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“Complex Situation”

Is this Michael Fallon diplomo-speak for “we don’t want to tell you the real reason we’re getting involved in this war”?

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Rochelle sets us a one hundred word flash fiction challenge, prompted by a photo, every week.  Come and have a go, if you think you’re bard enough. https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ The lengths folk will go to! Thirty year release of classified documents … Continue reading

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