Month: August 2015

Please Sign a Petition to Demand Justice for Two Sisters sentenced to be Raped.


Please Sign a Petition to Demand Justice for Two Sisters sentenced to be Raped.

Rantings From a Virtual Soapbox


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.


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 and the politics of insurgency

Notes from a Broken Society

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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Morning Star :: Lobbyist lord’s links with Picasso pilferer

Britain Isn't Eating

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

Source: Morning Star :: Lobbyist lord’s links with Picasso pilferer

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