Loach On Starmer’s Treachery

The people who fell for the lies of the Blairites about Corbyn were just being good little Guardian readers, you can’t blame them for not knowing about politics.

Of course a lifelong anti-racist campaigner is actually a secret racist, IT WAS ALL A CUNNING PLOY. It’s so obvious!

Starmer, on the other hand, wants to get rid of one member one vote. He LITERALLY wants to make the Labour Party more un-democratic.

And from those same Corbyn-haters: silence.

As one of my fave folk tunes says:

Raise the scarlet standard high
Beneath its folds we’ll live and die
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer
We’ll keep the red flag flying here

American Heritage

White North Americans have an identity vacuum that manifests as claiming to be Scottish, Irish, Welsh or whatever without any actual connection to those places, cultures or even recent lineage. It always turns out to be an ancestor fifteen rows back that they home in on and ignore the rest of the DNA mixed in there.

I’ve not observed white Aussies or Kiwis doing it to the extent Americans do; they seem to be more secure in their national identities even though, like Americans, it’s based on colonisation and occupation of other people’s land.

Kind of weirds me out…

IDF Murder 17 Year Old Obaida Jawabra

Ramallah, May 17, 2021—Israeli forces shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian boy today in the southern West Bank. 

Obaida Akram Abdurahman Jawabra, 17, was shot dead by Israeli forces with live ammunition today around 8 p.m. local time in Al-Arroub refugee camp located near the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron. Obaida sustained a gunshot wound to his chest during a demonstration at the entrance of the camp located near Route 60, the main route in the West Bank connecting Hebron and Jerusalem. An Israeli soldier deployed about 70 meters (230 feet) away fired the fatal shot, according to eyewitnesses interviewed by Defense for Children International – Palestine.

Israeli forces blocked the entrance to Al-Arroub camp, preventing an ambulance from reaching him, so Obaida was transported in a private car to a medical center in the town of Beit Fajjar where he was pronounced dead, according to information collected by DCIP. Later, Obaida’s body was transferred to Al-Ahli hospital in Hebron. 

“It is becoming shockingly clear to the international community that Israeli forces kill children with impunity,” said Ayed Abu Eqtaish the accountability program director at DCIP. “Systemic impunity ensures there are no safe spaces for Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation. They can be killed at any moment with no accountability.” 

In 2018, as part of a relationship developed through DCIP’s legal aid to Obaida and his family, Obaida agreed to be the subject of a short film produced by DCIP. The film OBAIDA by Matthew Cassel focused on Obaida’s experience as a Palestinian child arrested by Israeli forces and prosecuted in Israeli military courts.

(Source: Defence For Children International)

The Israeli Defence Force murdered 17yo Obaida two days ago. He was in a refugee camp.

He was first arrested at 14. His crime – throwing stones.

Now he’s yet another child murdered by the IDF. One of the 63 killed so far in this recent attack on Gaza.