Lies and Lies from the Greens. It is Time Labor Fought Back

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#Grenfell survivor ‘only passed 8 people on stairs all the way from upper floor’

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The SKWAWKBOX had a long and traumatic conversation this evening with a businesswoman based near Grenfell Tower who has friends and employees affected by the terrible fire and has been working to provide support and shelter to them and others.

The woman, who wanted her information to be told but asked not to be identified, told this blog about families who survived and those that didn’t, about the contribution of police and council staff or the lack of it – and about fears that the real death toll could be even higher than the 150-200 that music stars Lily Allen and Saskilla told reporters about.

Her own words, unadorned apart from the removal of names and floor numbers, follow:

There are two children that we know really well who were in the block. One family got out, the father was able to shield their little girl and thank God…

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Why Americans Don’t Understand Terrorism, At All

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ISIS forces prepare for battle in Iraq. Islamic State militants

by Joe Giambrone

Their message to us was ‘We’ve created this movement, and we can control it.’ It’s not that we don’t want the Salafis to throw bombs; it’s who they throw them at—Hezbollah, Moqtada al-Sadr, Iran, and at the Syrians, if they continue to work with Hezbollah and Iran.”
-Seymour Hersh, The Redirection, 2007

We live in an invisible empire, and so the mechanics of the empire are never openly discussed with the rabble. Americans don’t comprehend how power actually works across the planet that their country seeks to control. They live from momentary headline to headline without any honest, in-depth analysis of why events like the Manchester bombing occur and keep occurring.

When it comes to terrorism it is dire, urgent, and desperate that the public understand, if anything is to change. But it certainly appears that Americans never will. Perhaps Britons may, and then lead the…

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Humaن Rights as a struggle & human rights as a discourse

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Peaceful human rights defenders and activists are at the the forefront of the ongoing struggle for social justice, often placing themselves at extreme risk in the process as they become targets by state authorities or non-state actors. The struggle of human rights at grassroot level often requires rapid responses to ensure that activists are protected.

However, based on personal experience at the UN Human Rights Council, the process of human rights advocacy with states is painstakingly slow, with many suggesting long term courses of action (such as raising violations during the offending states next UPR cycle, which happens every 4 years), and for them, human rights is a discourse, something that is more talked about, than is action based. On other occasions, political and commercial alliabces will also intefere with a states willingness and ability to raise certain human rights issues with other states.

Thus, the field of human rights…

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Tory MP author of ‘How To Win a Marginal Seat’ … lost his marginal seat on Thursday

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Gavin Barwell’s book ‘How To Win a Marginal Seat‘ was heavily praised by top Tories as a textbook on effective campaigning:

Boris Johnson wrote highly of the book:

Unfortunately for poor Gavin such hubris didn’t help him on Thursday – he lost his marginal Croydon seat to Labour’s Sarah Jones.

And even more hilariously – Gavin has just been put in charge of Theresa May’s campaigning.

Although I’m not sure May needs advice from anyone on how to f*ck up election campaigns …

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The Terrible TRUTH About the Manchester Attack, the British Government & ‘Salman Abedi’…

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There is something very, very important to understand about the terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday night.
And it is something that virtually all mainstream media outlets have failed to – or will continue to deliberately avoid – talking about. Because they don’t want their average audiences – and the general public – to have any sense of context, perspective or history.

At this time when people are very emotional, when there are armed soldiers being deployed into public places, and when mainstream radio super-bitches (someone called Katie Hopkins) literally called for “a final solution” to the ‘Muslim problem’, it is hugely important to have a true perspective about what happened in Manchester.

The game right now is to have us all in fixed paradigms and tensions that are binary and emotional. Part of that controlled perspective is to divorce current events from their real context and to divorce cause…

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James Comey Is Losing His Game With Another Non-News Leak

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May 17, 2017Moon of Alabama

This is a short follow up on yesterday’s false news stories topped with a Comey leak.

1. The New York Times tries to add to the story of the WannaCry ransom virus (which is based on NSA exploits),  hyping the unfounded claim that North Korea is behind it: Focus Turns to North Korea Sleeper Cells as Possible Culprits in Cyberattack. The story curiously does not even mention the nonsensical claim of a Google staffer that points to common code snippets in reused software stacks. Instead we get a long elaboration on how North Korea sends students abroad to be trained in IT and programming. In paragraph 4 the story asserts:

As evidence mounts that North Korean hackers may have links to the ransom assaults …

But no evidence, none at all, is cited in the piece. The “mounting evidence” is a molehill without the hill.

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