A POLÍTICA DO RU DESPOIS DO 11/S

Violando as normas sobre a tortura

The revelations in the Guardian concerning the government’s post-9/11 torture policy are shocking. The admissions come from an intelligence and security committee report dated 2005. There are various aspects of the report that should be underlined.

First, I must confess that I, along with others, did not notice the report when it was first written. It took Ian Cobain to put it on the front page of the paper.


ISRAEL - PALESTINA

A necesidade do boicot cultural

If there is anything new in the never-ending sad story of Palestine it is the clear shift in public opinion in the UK. I remember coming to these isles in 1980 when supporting the Palestinian cause was confined to the left and in it to a very particular section and ideological stream. The post-Holocaust trauma and guilt complex, military and economic interests and the charade of Israel as the only democracy in the Middle East all played a role in providing immunity for the State of Israel.