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January 20, 2011

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Internationalist

I've noticed that your Zionist chums at Harrys Place (and you yourself) have fuck all of interest to say about the momentous upheavals in Tunisia. Perhaps they are upset that those uppity Untermenschen should be protesting - don't they understand that only the USA and Israel get to decide if they need a regime change?

Much easier for the new antisemites to stay on safer ground, like calling George Galloway an arsehole or taking snide shots at muslims, smearing people through guilt-by-association etc.

What slimy people you are.

Paul Stott

Yet another post that bears absolutely no relation to the article above it, but instead centers solely on Internationalists own personal hobby horse.

And as with so much of what you write, it is nonsense. I have not written anything about Tunisia for the simple reason out of all the countries in the Muslim world, it is probably the one I know least about.

As for Harry's Place having nothing to say on the issue, they have actually published some very informative articles, for example:

http://hurryupharry.org/2011/01/18/how-an-arab-autocrat-falls/#more-45923

http://hurryupharry.org/2011/01/17/hitch-on-tunisia/

They have also pointed out the fear the events in Tunisia have put into one of the regions other dictators - Colonel Gadaffi - and the hypocrisy of George Galloway taking his tongue out of the Iranian governments rectum to cheer on the protestors in Tunisia. Surely what is good for people in Tunis is good for people in Tehran?

Still, I suppose it must have been easy to miss four different takes on the Tunisian events.....

Internationalist

Surely youu don't need to be an expert on Tunisia to express support for the uprising? Or at least some sympathy for the kids on the streets?

Like I said Stott, your Zionist chums at Harrys Place have nothing of their own to say about Tunisia. Just a couple of cross-posts, one of which is just a piece of promo for one of the Hitchens brothers.

Imagine how different it would be if the uprising had taken place in Iran.

But here's a hilarious comment though from one of your Zionist chums:

>>> The hideous truth is that ‘democracy’ is an alien concept in the MidEast and the unpalably ghastly fact is that minorities are safest under a brutal secular despotism.

Not exactly what they said about Saddam. But now that it is clear that the people of Tunisia hated the intensely pro-western and secular Ben Ali regime, the Zionist line changes.

You promote hypocritical slimeballs, Stott. You are a fucking disgrace.

Internationalist

>>> Surely what is good for people in Tehran is good for people in Tunis?

But not apparently for the ruling class of Israel - which explains your silence and that of Hasbara's Place.

Internationalist

Ah, now I understand. Your comrades are too busy licking Tony Blair's arse (as usual) to comment on Tunisia.

http://hurryupharry.org/2011/01/21/i-wish-it-could-be-chilcot-everyday/#comments

James Walsh

Interationalist- you seem to have a problem with secularism.
Should we abandon secularism? For what? Islam? Or if we went with the majority we'd we ban islam and have pro-christian rule?

This is a blog not the Encyclopedia Britannica- not everything will be covered- you tit.

Does everyone in Germany think your a cunt also?

pat wainwright

nice comment james.plain and simple thats how i like it

Rasta

Since Internationalist has felt free to post not one, but four comments about the despicable (but completely irrelevant to this discussion) "Harry's Place" site, I hope y'all will forgive me for posting one comment that is only tangentially related to the original post...
Mark Barnsley mentioned meeting the undercover lover at a protest in solidarity for asylum seekers. This coming Tuesday folks who are in the London area or able to travel there can show some solidarity of their own for THE YARL'S WOOD 3, Denise McNeil, Aminatta Camara and Shellyann Stupart, who have been arbitrarily jailed for the past year on the whim of former immigration minister Phil Woolas for daring to defy the oppressive regime of Yarl's Wood Immigration prison for families and children by staging a hunger strike there last year. Information below:
Please Forward Widely

Denise McNeil has a bail hearing this Tuesday 25th January from 10am at Richmond Magistrates Court, Parkshot, Richmond TW9 2RF:

The nearest train station is Richmond, which is the final station on the District and Overground lines.

We really want to show a lot of support for her inside and outside the court.

There's a Facebook page for the bail hearing here:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=104376259637313&num_event_invites=0#!/event.php?eid=104376259637313

Please 'like' this and send it to your friends and contacts.

It's almost a year since the Yarl's Wood hunger strike began. Sheree and Aminata will also have bail hearings in the coming month. Your support is very welcome. If you would like to come to the court to show support for them or to get involved in the campaign contact freedenisenow@gmail.com.

Free the Yarl's Wood 3!

****PS While I want to encourage as many people as possible to attend the event, I have to say that I cannot guarantee that their will be any horny undercover police officers there to meet your sexual needs.***

Internationalist

"you seem to have a problem with secularism"

I have a problem with all authoritarian ideologies.

When secularism is an ideology like it was in the Soviet Union, it can be just as oppressive as any religion.

Moreover secularism and religious bigotry can exist side by side. The USA is a secular state, but there is plenty of religious intolerance.

Rasta

Correction re my post about the Yarl's Wood 3 - Sheree Wilson is one of the women in prison, not Shellyann Stupart.
Hope some of you can make it, all support would be greatly appreciated.
Visit http://www.ncadc.org.uk/campaigns/DeniseMcNeil.html for more info and suggestions of what people can do.

Rasta

*****IMPORTANT: CHANGE OF VENUE FOR DENISE'S BAIL HEARING****
Anyone who'd been planning to attend, please note the following:
Support Denise at her bail hearing!
9.45am, Tuesday 25th January, IAC Hatton Cross NOT Richmond as previously stated.

PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE: IAC Hatton Cross NOT Richmond Magistrates Court. Please forward this message to people who received the first call out so they don't end up in the wrong place!

IAC Hatton Cross, York House, 2/3 Dukes Green Avenue, Feltham, Middlesex, TW14 0LS. (20 mins walk from Hatton Cross tube on Piccadilly line, or buses 285 or 90 to Faggs Road bus stop). Travel directions here: http://www.tribunals.gov.uk/ImmigrationAsylum/Documents/HearingCentres/YorkHouse.pdf

Denise McNeil, imprisoned in Holloway for nearly a year since taking part in the hunger strike at Yarl's Wood, has a bail hearing this Tuesday 25th January at 10am. We aim to meet inside the building outside the court room at 9.45am. Although she will be taking part in the hearing by video link, we want to be there in person to demonstrate to the judge the level of support for her release.

Let's show that Denise has lots of support. Out of respect for her we will sit quietly in the public gallery during the hearing and not do anything that disrupts her chance of being granted bail.

It's almost a year since the Yarl's Wood hunger strike began. Sheree and Aminata will also have bail hearings in the coming month. Your support is very welcome. If you would like to come to the court to show support for them or to get involved in the campaign contact freedenisenow@gmail.com.

Free the Yarl's Wood 3!

Please also come to the campaign planning meeting this Friday, where we sincerely hope Denise can join us:

Free the Yarl's Wood 3!
Campaign planning meeting, 6pm-7.30pm, Fri 28 January
Fin Future, 225-229 Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 2DA (2 minutes from Finsbury Park tube station - come out main entrance, go past Arsenal shop, turn right down Seven Sisters Rd, go under railway bridge and Fin Future is on your right with big windows and yellow/green window frames or come out Seven Sisters Rd exit, and it's just on your right)

In February 2010, women at Yarl's Wood immigration prison went on hunger strike to demand an end to indefinite and abusive imprisonment. The women experienced violent attacks and abusive treatment in an attempt to end their protest. Six women were accused of being ring-leaders and moved into isolation and prisons. Nearly a year later, three women remain in prison without charge: Aminata Camara, Denise McNeil and Sheree Wilson.

Come along to this meeting to plan how to take the campaign for their release forward. Hear messages from the women and plan how to respond to their requests for solidarity.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need childcare for the meeting, and we'll arrange a creche.

More information on Free Denise McNeil: http://www.ncadc.org.uk/campaigns/DeniseMcNeil.html
Read the recent article in the Observer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jan/16/denise-mcneil-yarls-wood
Stay in touch with the campaign: freedenisenow@gmail.com
Join the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Denise-Now/174533002581566

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Free-Denise-Now/174533002581566
Twitter feed: @freedenisenow
NCADC site: http://www.ncadc.org.uk/campaigns/DeniseMcNeil.html

Rasta

Small piece of good news for a change - just heard Denise was released on bail today. Sheree and Aminata remain behind bars so y'all's support is still needed. Big ups to anyone who might've attended the bail hearing. A luta continua

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