The Swiss go Cuckoo

Posted on Nov 29, 2009 in The Cold Eye | Comments Off on The Swiss go Cuckoo

Posters of the far-right Swiss People’s Party depicting a woman wearing a burqa against a background of a Swiss flag with several minarets. It reads in French ‘Stop – Yes to the ban on minarets’ Switzerland’s popular democracy with the right to call referenda looked far less attractive today as it descended into racism and […]

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The Word is Law

Posted on Nov 23, 2009 in The Cold Eye | Comments Off on The Word is Law

The motivational Dr. Laura As that strangest of creatures, an Irish Atheist, I’ve often wondered how the Nazarenes take the history of the Jewish people (aka The Bible and the Apocrypha) and call it their “Old Testament” and then claim it is the literal word of god when they cannot even agree amongst themselves what […]

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BBC gives fascists a national platform

Posted on Oct 22, 2009 in The Cold Eye | Comments Off on BBC gives fascists a national platform

I’m deeply ashamed that the BBC’s Question Time has given a platform to the BNP’s Nick Griffin, a fascist thug with serious form, a holocaust denier and a convicted racist masquerading as a democratic politician. Is that why we pay, under pain of imprisonment, a TV tax out of money which is already taxed? Tonight […]

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Solidarity with Iranians

Posted on Jun 22, 2009 in The Cold Eye | Comments Off on Solidarity with Iranians

The Iranian leadership is falling into the same trap that their arch-enemy the Shah of Iran fell into in the 1970s. They are not listening to the people. After a meeting with Shah Reza Pahlavi, the US ambassador William Sullivan complained: “The king will not listen.” Soon afterwards, the king had to leave the country, […]

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Mr 10 Per Cent

Posted on Jun 11, 2009 in The Cold Eye | Comments Off on Mr 10 Per Cent

The growing clamour by PR Dave for a General Election assumes that people will have a short memory of how basic infrastructure and investment was neglected under Thatcher / Major and the potential of a whole generation was squandered. Here is a letter I received yesterday from Alan Johnson; From; Alan Johnson M.P.Home Secretary Today […]

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Tiananmen Square – Nothing Happened Here

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 in The Cold Eye | Comments Off on Tiananmen Square – Nothing Happened Here

Much has already been said in the 20 years since the Chinese government’s heavy crackdown on a series of student-led demonstrations in and around the area of the Tiananmen Square in Beijing. June 4, 1989 was the day when tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square crushing bodies underneath them, and the military fired at the protesters […]

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Global Day of Action for Troy Davis

Posted on May 14, 2009 in The Cold Eye | one comment

Troy Davis, a man who may well be innocent, has a 30-day stay of execution that is about to expire. No court has yet held a hearing on the new evidence of tainted testimony, yet they are willing to end his life. On May 19th, every person can help make a difference by participating in […]

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Stop Child Offender Executions in Iran

Posted on May 5, 2009 in The Cold Eye | Comments Off on Stop Child Offender Executions in Iran

Delara Darabi Just five days after the execution of child offender Delara Darabi in Iran, the government there is set to kill two more juvenile offenders tomorrow. This news comes despite widespread international consensus that because of children’s immaturity, impulsiveness, vulnerability and capacity for rehabilitation, their lives should not be written off so permanently – […]

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The Gurkha Justice Campaign

Posted on Apr 25, 2009 in The Cold Eye | Comments Off on The Gurkha Justice Campaign

The Sage has a modest proposition for his regular Blogistas. The modest proposition is this; that after the redoubtable defender of our civil rights, Shami Chakrabarti the Director of Liberty, the most wonderful woman in Britain is undoubtedly Joanna Lumley who has fronted an unstinting campaign to attain decent treatment for former Gurkha soldiers. Now […]

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Free Tibet

Posted on Mar 10, 2009 in The Cold Eye | 2 comments

His Holiness,The Dalai Lama of Tibet The Dalai Lama has launched a fierce attack on Chinese rule in his Tibetan homeland, saying his people had experienced “hell on Earth”. Five decades of Chinese rule had caused “untold suffering”, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader said, accusing Beijing of creating a climate of fear. He also repeated his […]

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