Controversy? OPCW’s press release acknowledges Palestinian statehood

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has today issued a press release that may have caused consternation in some circles by its explicit recognition of Palestinian statehood: Palestine had deposited its ‘instrument of accession’ to the Chemical Weapons Convention in late May,  in a move that the Times of Israel called an expansion of […]

Video: “attempts to cross fence not grounds for use of live ammunition” – UN statement

UN spokesman Rupert Colville The United Nations organisation has made a statement on the slaughter of around sixty unarmed demonstrators, with thousands of others badly injured according to Doctors Without Borders, in Gaza yesterday by Israeli forces. In a voice that seemed almost breaking with emotion, UN spokesman Rupert Colville emphasised that no conditions under […]

We’re supposed to think Javid will end ‘hostile environment’? His record suggests not

Former Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has been appointed to replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Judging by the apparently-coordinated media and social media campaign from Establishment figures, we’re supposed to think that a ‘BAME’ (black, Asian, minority ethnic) Home Secretary marks an end to the remote, callous and frankly racist policies of the ‘hostile environment’ […]

Three times Corbyn supported (genuine) humanitarian troop deployments

This week, the Tories and a few backbench Labour ‘moderate warmongers’ have attempted to portray a false dichotomy in the Commons debates on Syria, claiming that the choice has been between dropping bombs for ‘humanitarian’ reasons or doing nothing at all. This is of course entirely false. The media, backing up the claims of Establishment […]

Video: a simple question from Corbyn outraged the warmongers

Jeremy Corbyn asked a number of searching questions of Theresa May in the Commons on Monday – including asking her why international journalists and local people were able to clamber among the rubble of supposed chemical weapons facilities with no protective clothing. But one question in particular caused howls of outrage from the Tories – […]