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Thought for the day
"We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake." -- George Carlin
Edinburgh city Council decided on 30 August that rather than twinning with Gaza, it would call upon the Edinburgh Partnership to do some exploratory work with Gaza on "mutually beneficial projects".
Gaza campaigner Pete Gregson refutes, with actual facts, the "holocaust denial" slurs levelled against him by the pro-Zionist press – the Jewish Telegraph, the Herald and the Guardian. >>
Stuart Little compares the reactions to Biden's Israel visit of Hamas, which condemns "America's continuing support for [Israel's] illegal occupation and… cover for Israel's crimes against humanity", and Fatah, which has not reacted at all.>>
Libyan activist and popular rapper Assem Mihirig shares with us a deeply insightful analysis, derived from direct experience, of the workings and power of the militias blighting the Libya and the thinking of their leaders, and offers a view of how they can be dealt with.
"As an apartheid state, Israel has no right to exist. No state that declares one ethnicity is superior to another has a right to exist. But what will we put in its place, in our search for a new Palestine? It’s something that needs discussing; two-state versus one-state is key to any future peace. And who better to posit plans but an Arab and a Jew?
Stuart Littlewood highlights the apparent indifference – words without deeds – of the World Council of Churches and church officials to the desperate calls of Palestinian Christians to save the Christian presence in the Israeli-occupied Holy Land. >>
"The office of the Scottish Information Commissioner declared on 22 June that it would investigate the City of Edinburgh Council over its failure to adhere to Freedom of Information (FOI) Legislation on matters pertaining to the council’s Gaza twinning petition.