Month: August 2015
On July 30th an unelected all-male village council in the Baghpat district of India ordered that two sisters aged 23 and 15 be raped and paraded naked, their faces blackened, as punishment for their brother’s supposed crime – he eloped with a married woman from a higher caste.
Please sign Amnesty International’s petition calling on India’s authorities to intervene immediately and protect the two sisters who are to be punished in this most barbaric way. This is shocking in the extreme and against the law and must be stopped.
TWO SISTERS TO BE RAPED AS PUNISHMENT – DEMAND JUSTICE
The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be paraded naked with blackened faces. Nothing…
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Tony Blair has made his second intervention in the Labour leadership election, in a piece in the Observer that accuses the Jeremy Corbyn campaign as being fantasy politics from the world of Alice in Wonderland. He writes:
There is a politics of parallel reality going on, in which reason is an irritation, evidence a distraction, emotional impact is king and the only thing that counts is feeling good about it all.
Some might feel that this is a bit rich coming from a politician whose historical legacy is likely to be his claim that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction that could hit the UK in 45 minutes. Some might even feel that the sentence I’ve quoted is a fairly sharp assessment of Blair’s own appeal. Leaving that aside, it’s fascinating to read his rhetortical technique, which is largely based around a straw-man Corbynista – allergic to evidence, hostile…
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Runaway art collector belongs to the Santander banking dynasty advised by one of the PM’s pet peers. You couldn’t make it up, writes SOLOMON HUGHES