Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Labour Fascism

Child killed by Nato troops. Photos by Maso Notarianni at the Emergency Hospital in Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan -

In the UK, writes John Pilger, in The New Statesman, 10 July 2008 ( How Britain wages war):

"The Brown government is spending £11bn of taxpayers' money on a huge, privatised military academy in Wales, which will train foreign soldiers and mercenaries recruited to the bogus 'war on terror'.

"With arms companies such as Raytheon profiting, this will become Britain's 'School of the Americas', a centre for counter-insurgency (terrorist) training and the design of future colonial adventures..."

Child victim of NATO in Afghanistan

John Pilger reminds us of the cover-up of what British troops do, in their current colonial wars:

"Pictures of nomadic boys with Nato-roasted skin almost never appear in the press or on television, nor the after-effects of British thermobaric weapons, or 'vacuum bombs', designed to suck the air out of human lungs..."

Pilger writes: "An even more imposing wall of silence ensures that the British public remains largely unaware of the industrial killing of civilians in Britain's modern colonial wars... (Since 1945) Britain bears direct responsibility for between four million and six million deaths."

Child murdered by NATO troops in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan:

"On the night of 10 June, Nato planes struck again, killing at least 30 civilians in a single village: children, women, schoolteachers, students.

"On 4 July, another 22 civilians died like this. All, including the roasted children, are described as 'militants' or 'suspected Taliban'."

Pilger explains that "the US-inspired Nato invasion has had two effects: the killing and dispossession of large numbers of Afghans, and the return of the opium trade, which the Taliban had banned."

Pilger reminds us of the behaviour of UK troops in Iraq:

"A 14-year-old boy... was forced to simulate anal and oral sex over a prolonged period."

"Near the town of Majar al-Kabir in 2004... British soldiers executed as many as 20 Iraqi prisoners after mutilating them.



Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Glasgow East

The Glasgow East by-election is on 24 July, 2008.

"The Scottish Nationalists think they're in with a chance of taking the constituency, even though they are facing a majority of 13,507 and needing a swing of nearly 22%." - Labour face by-election in Glasgow East

"'LABOUR?' growled pensioner Davie Robb outside the Centaur Bar in Easterhouse. 'That lot are so hopeless that Chipperfield's wouldnae take them on as clowns'....

"It's an area where male life expectancy is 63 and, in pockets, the jobless rate is up to 50%." - Look who's not talking in Glasgow East

"In the East End, Labour are linked so strongly to the Catholic vote...

"46% of people live in social housing. Nearly 60% of households have no access to a car." - Labour is a patient in critical condition

Is religion a factor in Glasgow East?

Analysis: this seat could be the end of Labour

Rumbles: Give Scotland full control of economy


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Fascism and Gordon Brown


In the UK, Herr Gordon Brown, with the help of the DUP (Northern Irish extremists), has won the vote on 42 day detention, with a majority of just nine votes.

The vote was 315 to 306. (Gordon Brown wins 42 day detention vote)

Mohammad Sarwar ( aangirfan: Tony Blair's Labour Party and Glasgow gangsters...), the Labour MP for Glasgow Govan, decided to back the government.

The UK Labour Party has long had links to fascism.

Gordon Brown?

Oswald Mosley joined the Labour Party.

In October 1927 Mosley was elected to the party's National Executive Committee. When Ramsay MacDonald formed his Labour Government after the 1929 General Election, he appointed Mosley as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Oswald Mosley (16 November 18963 December 1980) was the founder of the British Union of Fascists.