Cyril Smith: the paedophile MP and the police and MI5 cover-up (Dispatches documentary) (video)

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First broadcast in September 2013, this is the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary that explored the horrific scale of Cyril Smith’s sexual abuse of children and the how the police, crown prosecution service and MI5 not only knew of his activities but actively … Continue reading

Is race a factor in Ferguson? Not according to Twitter! (video)

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August is called the silly season for a reason.  It is the time when most politicians leave for extended vacations and journalists are left with little else to report than how easily chocolate melts in the sunshine or how burnt … Continue reading

Killing Michael Brown: Unarmed teenager “executed” with 6 shots by Ferguson’s racist militarised police (video)

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Unless you have been in a coma for the last week or so you will not have been able to miss the latest “police execution” of an African-American in the US.  This time the victim was  18-year-old Michael Brown who … Continue reading

Cliff Richard child abuse allegation: Police media tactics “subvert due process” (video)

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Geoffrey Robertson QC, writing in Saturday’s Independent Voices, has called the unannounced police raid on Cliff Richard’s home and the ‘leaking’ of both the raid and the allegations against him to the BBC a subversion of due process that “raises … Continue reading

Payday loans: under-regulated, unethical and deadly (video)

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Although we were told that things would be different here, the payday loan industry in the UK has largely followed the unethical business practices of their cousins in the United States.  This means extortionate interest rates, swamping late payers with … Continue reading

A message from Nick Davies about power, Rupert Murdoch – and a call to action (video)

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The following (excluding the Panorama Hacking Trial video) was received this afternoon by email from the Hacked-Off campaign which I wholeheartedly support. Please consider signing the petition to stop Rupert Murdoch and others from exerting too much control over our … Continue reading

Joan Rivers: the most disgusting female racist in comedy (video)

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I used to like Joan Rivers. Her acerbic ‘tell it like it is’ humour, whilst not hilarious to me, occasionally tickled. Unfortunately she has a habit of publicly expressing racist views about Muslims and now specifically Gazans which if reversed … Continue reading

Ebola panic! Are you scared yet? (video)

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“We tape the show at 7 O’clock, so by the time you’re seeing this, you’re probably dead.” Thus began Stephen Colbert’s segment about the ridiculous scaremongering by the Western media reporting the ‘threat’ posed by the Ebola virus to those of us living … Continue reading

Iain Duncan Smith’s Universal Jobmatch is a Monster failure (video)

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The risk of fraudulent, misleading and confusing ads appearing on the government’s Universal Jobmatch website is higher than private equivalents, according to the National Audit Office. Unmodified Video © Channel 4 News / ITN “Channel 4 News has obtained a 10-page document by … Continue reading

Immorality and Paul Singer’s Elliott Management – they’re called vulture funds for a reason (video)

It's called vulture investing for a reason!

There are hedge funds operating in every market where underhand amoral spivs can turn a profit.  One of the most profitable and (you guessed it) ethically questionable is the market for so-called “distressed assets”. A distressed asset is a security or other … Continue reading

Propaganda wars: the loaded language of media bias in reporting the Gaza conflict (video)

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It should be obvious to readers of this blog that I am not a journalist and the posts herein are not offered as news.  What is presented here are my opinions or those of others who are better qualified and more able … Continue reading

If you’re a civilian in Gaza you have nowhere to run to and nowhere to hide (video)

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The Israeli propaganda machine is constantly telling the world that they are trying to “avoid” civilian casualties during their near constant bombardment of Gaza.  They have assured us that they take every reasonable step to warn civilians to flee their … Continue reading

We all want peace and democracy in the Middle East and that’s why we sell them so many weapons – what could possibly go wrong? (video)

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The US, UK, Russia and France amongst others are engaged in a competition to sell as many advanced weapons systems as we can to any state that can afford to pay for them anywhere around the globe. Unfortunately, most of … Continue reading

With ‘poor doors’ you get to live in a great building in a great neighbourhood, what else do you want? Dignity? (video)

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“Reformism in local government has a Faustian history, often involving shady deals, compromised principles and unexpected outcomes as much as successful attempts to establish social justice in cities. Play your cards right and you can, like Herbert Morrison’s London county … Continue reading

Through the Israeli looking glass: where a peace treaty is really a “strategic terrorist attack” (video)

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The world’s so-called super powers are impotent and unable to end or even broker a successful humanitarian pause in the cauldron of the Gaza horrors.  Netanyahu understands how weak Obama is in the US and may well suspect that the US president … Continue reading