On Gaza Beach

CROWDS MEET AID CONVOY NEAR GAZA CITY

On the very day when Israel was ordered by the ICJ to submit a report on the measures it had taken to avoid acts of genocide since the court’s ruling on January 26th, Israeli tanks and soldiers opened fire on crowds gathered on Gaza’s ‘corniche’ – Al Rashid street – close to the heavily damaged… Continue reading On Gaza Beach

Dead and Buried Under the Rubble

RAFAH November 11th

“It is feared people are trapped under the rubble” – was the presenter’s solemn announcement following an earthquake in Japan on the first day of 2024. International aid agencies had offered assistance, while civil defence crews were busy searching in collapsed buildings for those trapped people. Back in February last year, one of the largest… Continue reading Dead and Buried Under the Rubble

When Atrocities are a Tragedy.

Rescue of a dead child

The widening gulf between those who condone Israel’s daily atrocities committed against innocent Palestinians and those who daily scream in pain and shout in anger against them, is reflected in a catalogue of divided language. Increasingly this language becomes a means of controlling the narrative, and restricting the viewpoint of the target audience to that… Continue reading When Atrocities are a Tragedy.

Witness to Genocide

FORCED EXPULSION, GAZA 18 NOVEMBER 2023

It was on this day that the world was witness to a crime against humanity almost without precedent – the forced clearance of a whole community from their land by a country’s army. After weeks of deprivation, thousands of terrified people were finally forced to leave their ruined homes and shelters, and marched south with… Continue reading Witness to Genocide

A Tale of Two Sieges.

Maternity hospital Azov battalion base

Two cities, Mariupol and Gaza, have been under siege, but only one is liberated. The besiegers, Kiev and Tel Aviv found common cause, as the Western coalition gave them money and weapons to fight for this cause against any comer. Both are colonial enterprises, set up to further the interests of the Empire, and constructed… Continue reading A Tale of Two Sieges.

What’s in the Pipeline Now?

Nordstream, Navalny and Novichok.

I wrote this article for possible publication in Pearls and Irritations on March 6th, so publish it for the record, and for the relevant links. As the film “Navalny” is today awarded at the Oscars, it seems relevant to include him here, used as part of the US weaponry against the German-Russian pipeline. It’s interesting… Continue reading What’s in the Pipeline Now?

Breaking Fault-lines and Pipelines

Sonar image of Nordstream 1 blast site

A month has passed since I wrote this article, intended for publication in P&I. In the light of recent developments these initial observations are only made more relevant; not only has the NYT’s remark that the explosion was a “mystery” been shown to a deception, but the situation for people in Syria affected by the… Continue reading Breaking Fault-lines and Pipelines

An Act of War – NATO, Norway and the BBC.

The BBC in Bornholm

In late October, and just a month after the sudden explosion of gas in the Baltic near the Danish island of Bornholm, the BBC’s correspondent Katya Adler accompanied a Norwegian Navy vessel that sent a diving crew down to look at the damage to the Nordstream pipelines. Their cover story was that the danger of… Continue reading An Act of War – NATO, Norway and the BBC.