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Yemen: The Forgotten Conflict

Posted: August 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

We’ve covered Saudi barbarism in several posts over the last two years. Here’s a view from another blogger, who we highly recommend.

Josep Goded

Since Yemen’s civil war began in 2015, the Saudi-led coalition has regularly conducted lethal air strikes throughout the country, killing thousands of innocent Yemenis. Further, Saudi Arabia has implemented a blockade of basic supplies against Yemen, including drinkable water, resulting in rampant cholera, leading to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The Saudi-led coalition was initially created seeking to support the deposed President, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, after the Houthirebels had taken key positions all across the country, including the capital Sana’a and his Presidential palace, forcing him to flee to Saudi Arabia.

Since then, Saudi Arabia has justified its lethal attacks on civilians by accusing the Houthis, without any evidence, of being endorsed by its arch-enemies, Iran and Hezbollah.

According to the UN, the Saudi-led coalition regularly kills innocent people, including children. For example, a Saudi air strike killed 140 people and injured some 600…

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Shush the Push for War

Posted: June 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

Alexis Chateau

It’s almost impossible to make it through a week without seeing Americans debating in public forums about whether or not the U.S. should go to war. To bomb or not to bomb ISIS.That is the political question of 2017.

While I sympathise with the desire to fix a problem that has clearly grown out of hand, people forget thatfixinga problem was how ISIS was born in the first place. So before you launch into your arguements for why war is the best be-all-end-all solution, let’s take a moment to reconsider.

To better understand my line of arguement, let’s briefly change the topic to discuss another touchy issue: imperialism and slavery.

Offshoring Slavery

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If you’ve ever taken a business class, you’ve probably heard the word “offshoring” before. In a nutshell, it means that a certain process physically takes place in another location – usually another country.

Many people…

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Josep Goded

Tomorrow, the world will watch the lastest episode of a long-term soap-opera involving conservatives and Islamist terrorism. The UK will hold a controversial general election that will be definitive in the fight against Islamist terrorism.

Over the years, western society has assumed that conservative parties such as the Tories in the UK are more reliable than the lefties in the fight against terrorism. In recent times, however, there has been clear evidence that ISIS and conservative forces have been helping each other. 

ISIS has used terrorism to spread chaos worldwide and thereby influence elections in Western democracies. Conservative forces have used this chaos to bolster racism and use the ready-made fear campaigns for their own ends, to ensure their re-election.

Recently, Theresa May has used the latest terrorist attack in London to launch a manipulative fear campaign to improve her chances of winning the election. Additionally, she has announced measures

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During the nearly four years of this blog’s existence, we’ve put up close to 1,200 posts. Most subscribers will never have seen most of them.

For that reason (and a bit of laziness on our part), over the coming months we’ll repost the best pieces that appeared in years past, starting with posts from 2013.

They’ll be in our usual categories (see Categories in the sidebar to the left); all will be relatively non-time-specific; and all will be headed with “A Blast from the Past.” We’ll mostly put up one per week, but in the case of posts in series, we’ll put up one or two per day.

The first Blast from the Past, “The Lighter Side of Gun Registration,” by Chris Edwards (“S.C. Hitchcock”) will follow immediately.


I don’t agree with everything here. But read it, please.

Plato Shrugs

The cultural ritual of ‘honoring’ service members has reached newfound levels of perversion. From football games to political rallies to corporations, all claim to do their part in honoring the service of those unfortunate souls ultimately maimed from their service. Special honors are held for those who die, as we learned during Trumps address to congress just the other night. A booming standing ovation lasting for minutes brought tears to the eyes of the man’s grieving widow with some of the most powerful men and women on this earth.

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“To desire love . . . is to desire to be chained to a lunatic.”

–“IdrisPukke” in Paul Hoffman’s The Left Hand of God


This insightful post describes the leftist mirror image of the rightist “Support Our Troops” bumper sticker “virtue signalling” of recent years. The criticisms below apply equally to that empty gesturing as they do to the “safety pin” signalling.

Godless Cranium

I was reading a post this morning (honestly, it was almost noon because I’m a lazy ass) about the new safety pin phenomenon. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here’s what the creator of the safety pin movement said:

The founder of the campaign, who tweets as @Cheeah, told the BBC ‘This is meant to be more than just a symbolic gesture or a way for like-minded people to pat each other on the back.If people wear the pin and support the campaign they are saying they are prepared to be part of the solution. It could be by confronting racist behaviour, or if that is not possible at least documenting it. More generally it is about reaching out to people and letting them know they are safe and welcome.’ she says.

Anyhow, it was created after the Brexit vote and recently it has been taken up by…

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