Well, Palestine is still occupied by Israel for a start, this conflict sees 10 Palestinians killed for every 1 Israeli - Israel continues to ignore UN resolutions - Archbishop Desmond Tutu describes it, following a visit, as worse than South Africa under Apartheid. A call has gone out supported by eminent people around the world including some brave Israelis for an apartheid style 'boycott' on Israel Myself, my family and many friends and comrades stuck loyally to the 'boycott' which helped bring down the evil South African regime. I'm doing the same again and I urge others to do the same. An organisation of British Jews has also called for this, to try to rescue the reputation of the Jewish people - read about them at www.pacbi.org
CUBA - The number of countries who now oppose the U.S. embargo on CUBA is 183 - those supporting the pathetic Bush and America are, ISRAEL ( surprise surprise ) Palau ? and the Marshall Islands. Meanwhile companies such as USA computer firms are afraid to sell goods to you if you are suspected of having anything to do with this small island which they fear so much.
KILTY KILTY CAULD BUMS - Our Scottish soldiers are in the news, they are being vilified and hung out to dry by the same papers who love to call them brave heroes and fearless Scot's warriors (it sells papers). Implying that putting on a military uniform makes you de facto brave and fearless is garbage, some will be cowards, some will be brave, some will be scared and some will be fearless, it's also dangerous propaganda. The ruling classes have been using this lie throughout history Wilfrid Owen said it better - "the old lie-Dulce et decorum est - pro patria more" (it's a sweet and honourable thing to die for the father land) these young men are using recreational drugs, big waow ! so do politicians and pop stars. Many of them are in the army because of unemployment, lack of qualifications and no prospects, if my next stop was Baghdad I would probably want to party as well, why does our society have to lie about this ? Some things never change, who said "I don't know what the enemy think of our troops but they scare the life out of me, they are the scum of the earth" that of course was the great British hero Wellington at Waterloo where all his front line troops were officially drunk on neat gin to stiffen their resolve. These squaddies and indeed 'the scum of the earth' at Waterloo would have to sink very low indeed to get to the level of the journalists who are writing this stuff. Finally, some French prisoners at Trafalgar were dressed as clowns because their fleet sailed from Cadiz where they had been 'press ganged' from a visiting circus. The British Navy was no better, there's nothing honourable about all this, it's squalid and barbarous, war zones are where young soldiers learn that adrenalin is brown.