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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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Sham

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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Paris

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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MH17

There’s a danger inherent in the Dutch crash investigator’s report. The danger is that it’s used to point the finger; to accuse the Russians, as the evidence suggests it was a Russian missile that killed nearly three hundred passengers and … Continue reading

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Peace Bridge

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/ A community divided, they said. Not so, said I: two communities, each … Continue reading

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Madness!

Michael Fallon is seriously suggesting the RAF should be bombing ISIL in Syria. This is crazy talk. How long since the House was outraged by Assad’s use of barrel bombs and chemical weapons against the Arab Spring uprising? Now the … Continue reading

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Jihadi John

Enough already! So the security services have discovered the name of the executioner and he’s a Brit. Big deal! There are thousands of Westeners fighting for IS. If butcher Emwazi hadn’t been there, I don’t doubt they would have found … Continue reading

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