That “imbalanced” DEC Gaza Appeal

Chances are you’ve already seen it, but here’s the offending 3-minute ad that the Beeb – and now Sky News – have refused to air. As you can see, it’s an intensely condemnatory polemic: The Guardian has published a good round-up regarding the ridiculous and lamentable decision of the BBC’s top management not to run […]

Form 696: “Live music is now a threat to the prevention of terrorism”

Via No Rock ‘n Roll Fun, this Guardian CiF article by Sunny Hundal discusses the racial profiling inherent in new policeĀ  powers under Form 696: I was, until recently, a regular at a monthly club night before the police suddenly started strictly enforcing ID checks. This wasn’t merely to ensure I was above the required […]

F3: MySpace: 1999

This week’s Friday flash is themed, as per the suggestion of Gareth D Jones: the theme is “altered film titles”. I’ve cheated slightly because Space: 1999 was never really a film, just a hokey old TV series. But according to Wikipedia, a few feature-length pieces were cut together, so I reckon I get away with […]

“The murder of a nation”

“Meanwhile we are quietly observing a rare event in history, what the late Israeli sociologist Baruch Kimmerling called “politicide,” the murder of a nation” [Video & essay via Barbaric Document]

So long, asshole!

It’s not worth wasting too many words on this mass-murdering moron. We all know his legacy. Obama, on the other hand, we should all be watching very closely.

F3: Total Campaign Dominance

Today I had something else planned, but my day turned out busier than expected and the week has generally been a bit fucked up. As a result I’ve quickly finished up something around an old idea; I like the concept but could have done more with it. Ah well. C’est la vie. . TOTAL CAMPAIGN […]

“We must do what we can to stop Israel from winning its war.”

Via the Tomb, this statement published in the Guardian today and signed by scores of British academics: The massacres in Gaza are the latest phase of a war that Israel has been waging against the people of Palestine for more than 60 years. The goal of this war has never changed: to use overwhelming military […]

Sentence Number 5

Via Mamatas: Grab the book nearest you. Right now. Turn to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post that sentence along with these instructions in your LiveJournal. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST. Double whammy equals bonus points! “Well if I’d been looking, of course I would […]

The cracks may be showing

I’m not entirely sure what TwitterPost is playing at – it’s supposed to post once a week, on Sundays. I’ll have to wait and see what it does, I suppose, and try to clean up anything funky it unleashes, but please bear with me on that one as I can’t monitor the blog 24/7. Postalicious, […]

Book review: Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury)

As noted in my 52 Books post, I recently finished reading Rad Bradbury’s classic gothic horror / coming of age adventure novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes. I just sent off my review to Vector’s editor, Dr. Kari Maund, so hopefully it will appear in print later this year. My review of Paul McAuley’s The […]