Entries from May 2011
28 May 2011 - BBC continuous claims that Hamas 'seized power'
27 May 2011 - Spanish Protest: who clashed with who?
16 May 2011 - Taking advangate of a tragedy to vent some racism
9 May 2011 - Picking the right words to create a headline
5 May 2011 - William Hague's plans for the Middle East
Coverage of the revolution in the Middle East and North Africa began almost from day one – the uprisings opposed something that western leaders could (eventually) speak out against – corruption, dictatorships, oppression. Leaders of powerful nations could of course draw comparisons between Middle East oppression and western freedom, and eventually...
At the recent 25th anniversary of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) (May 11th, 2011) in the US, Noam Chomsky summarised one aspect of the US diplomatic attitude with the following quote: When there's a favoured dictator and he's getting into trouble, support him as long as possible, full support as long...
At least two rallies took place in central London on Saturday afternoon, both within short distance of the houses of Parliament. Opposite Downing Street on Whitehall was a rally entitled “End the Siege on Gaza – Free Palestine”, to commemorate the Nakba, or "catastrophe", the 1948 expulsion of half the population...
Earlier this week an editorial in The Telegraph pronounced that: “The overwhelming majority of public sector workers are significantly better paid than those in the private sector – and the differential is actually increasing.” The paper was citing a report released by the conservative think tank Policy Exchange which claims findings...
Regardless of wider colonial aims, there are always a few imperative tasks for imperial powers. These tasks normally include stirring up national pride and fear, as well as dehumanising the indigenous population. This justifies the role of the invader to their people, as they implement their ‘superior’ ways on the ‘lesser’...
The news of Bin Laden’s death after the weekend has sparked a combination of celebration, suspicion, debate and conspiracy theories. In Washington, crowds gathered to chant “U-S-A, U-S-A” in a patriotic flag-waving display and celebrate Bin Laden’s death. In the UK, the BBC News showed a looping reel of images all...
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