Friday, June 11, 2010


Some people would have us believe that boycotting Israel in a similar way to the legendary Anti Apartheid Boycotts and demonstrations which helped to bring down the White Supremacist State of South Africa would not work. On its own they are possibly right but I believe that it would be an invaluable way of keeping the focus on the Apartheid State of Israel as well as hurting their economy and what’s more vital it would serve to remind them of their pariah status in the rest of the civilized world. It would also help boost the morale of those who are opposed to Israel and its crimes; the feeling that involvement in a good cause brings; however small cannot be easily dismissed and I’m sure that many respectable anti racist anti apartheid people would benefit from such action. People who are horrified at the deeds of Israel would be able to do something to help and believe me that is a great feeling; as the great poet Shelley memorably said “remember ye are many they are few” the South African Boycott spread to reach every corner of the world and so can this; read those labels and go for it!

One of the places where a boycott would undeniably have an effect is the unlawful Israel settlements of the occupied territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) recently launched a leaflet calling on people to boycott goods from these settlements; the leaflet was called appropriately enough; “Would You Buy Stolen Goods?” the Israeli settlers have in a totally devious and corrupt scam been labelling their goods “Product of the West Bank” in the hope that people would think they were Palestinian produce. For those of you who might still be a bit unconvinced about the power of a boycott of this kind I would recommend that you surf the internet and see how it is gathering momentum and if you want to see proof of its potential seek out Israeli supporter’s blogs and articles. Their wrath and discomfort at these developments is growing rapidly, they are raving and ranting their defiance and spitting feathers about this because they know no matter how they try to conceal it that this has the potential to damage Israel badly and it is a great cause. Read every label and don’t touch anything that has been tainted by the State of Israel; help the Palestinians in your own small way; I guarantee it will make you feel good.

- Would You Buy Stolen Goods? is available at and the briefing for trade union officers is available at
- For more information on the TUC policy on the Middle East go to


Sprite said...

Re the Amazon link that your daughter was going to take down....but hasn't. Are you ever going to stop lying?

So far as donating the Capitalist cash to a 'good Socialist cause,' maybe you are, maybe you aren't, but in any case, isn't that like voting Labour while having a Tory poster in your window?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Sprite) 13/06/10
I don’t tell lies; my daughter persuaded me to keep the link there and keep their money going to a good Socialist cause; your reaction has just vindicated her.

Sprite said...

Kelly @ 10.52

Oh no it hasn't. You said the Amazon link would be removed. It's still there.

You lied yet again.

Is the'Good Socialist Cause' the Kelly Cruising Fund?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Sprite) 14/06/10
I said I would remove the Amazon link and my daughter persuaded me not to and I changed my mind I have explained that; where is the lie?
The good Socialist cause remains just that I am not Alex (the spiv) Salmond I have some standards.

Sprite said...

Your daughter persuaded you not to remove the Amazon link?

Kelly, are you nurturing a viper in that ample bossom?

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

Where did I tell a lie; you realize if you don't answer you asre guilty of lying about me telling a lie don't you.

Sprite said...

Terry, Terry, you paranoid Councillor, no accusations this time...simply pointing out that your daughter doesn't appear to share your views on the Evils of Amazon.

Go on, take the link down, you know you'll feel better.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Sprite) 15/06/10
My daughter and I agree entirely on Amazon I thought that was quite obvious.

You are clearly struggling to extricate yourself from a mess of your own making here, where did I lie? Like to try again?

Sprite said...

Councillor, we folk from 'oop North' have a phrase to describe people like you 'Thick as pig S***e.'

You said the link was coming didn't, and that, my Paisley Paragon, makes you a liar.

Go on, scrap it, go back to being poor, but almost honest.

Cllr Terry Kelly said...

(Sprite) 10:51
You are flogging a dead horse you have blundered by accusing me of lying and now you don’t seem to be able to escape; where is the lie?