Why I say that the “homo rights in Russia” lobby is full of crap

In the comments section of my previous post, Jack brought to my attention the following video:It is supposed to show how a “Gay Reporter Kicked off Kremlin Network After Protesting Anti Gay Law“ Now the way this video ends one could be forgiven for thinking that the homo in question, James Kirchick, was rudely thrown off the set or something similar.  Except that what actually happened is that they simply

Bradley Manning wants to be called “Chelsea” and become a woman through hormony therapy

This is Manning’s full statement to the public: Subject: The Next Stage of My Life I want to thank everybody who has supported me over the last three years. Throughout this long ordeal, your letters of support and encouragement have helped keep me strong. I am forever indebted to those who wrote to me, made a donation to my defense fund, or came to watch a portion of the trial.

A few options to do something to support Bradley Manning

Petition to have Bradley Manning pardoned:http://action.firedoglake.com/page/m/5958d046/4597d4b4/62e2f6d2/3dc76ea9/2227044611/VEsH/Petition to give Bradley Manning the Nobel Peace Prize:http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7612Write to Bradley Manning:http://www.bradleymanning.org/learn-more/write-to-bradley-manning

The Empire insults our collective intelligence. Again.

This is the sequence which the Empire submits to our attention: on August 18th a UN inspection team arrives in Syria to investigate the reports of use of chemical weapons.  Two days later, on August 20, the Syrian government uses chemical weapons against hundreds of civilians.  And not in some distant and remote corner of the country, but in a suburb of Damascus, conveniently near the UN inspection team.Does anybody

The smartphone as a weapon to defeat the Empire’s propaganda

Tonight I was watching the latest video footage of the bloodbath in Egypt – this time infantry fighting vehicles using their guns to shoot at demonstrators.  What caught my attention was that in the corner of the video you could see two Egyptian men standing with smartphones making their own video recording of the massacre taking place under their window.  See for yourself: And I thought to myself “at least

YouTube deactivates Press TV’s account under orders of the ADL

Press TV reports:A political commentator says YouTube deactivation of Press TV’s official page under pressure from the Israeli-American Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shows the video-sharing site is afraid of people’s awareness. “Press TV has become essentially the CNN of activists and persons who do not want to be fed a steady diet of execrable hasbara of CIA lies and half truths,” Randy Short, member of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization,

’Israeli’ Ambassador to Egyptian Minister: Al-Sisi ’National Hero for All Jews’

Al-Ahed news reports: The “Israeli” ambassador to Cairo has supposedly told a minister in the interim government that “Israelis” view Egyptian General Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi as a “national hero”. According to the Middle East Monitor citing from the “Israel” Radio, the ambassador phoned the Egyptian Agriculture Minister Ayman Abu-Hadid to congratulate him on his new post, adding, “Al-Sisi is not a national hero for Egypt, but for all Jews in “Israel”

Saudi beheadings bring execution tally to 60 this year

Al-Akhbar reports: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded by the sword two nationals convicted of murdering a Syrian and of armed robbery, the interior ministry said. Ibrahim al-Qanbar and Ahmed al-Musalam were found guilty of attacking a labor camp and opening fire on residents, killing Mohammed al-Shuja and wounding another person, the ministry said in a statement carried by SPA state news agency. Qanbar was also charged with several acts of

Finally, we have now come full circle: Turkish NGO Recruiting Muslim Albanians for War in Syria

Fars news reports: TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish charity organization, IHH, has recruited hundreds of Muslim Albanians and sent them to Syria after military trainings in Turkey to take part in the armed struggle against the Damascus government, informed sources said. “The IHH, which operates under the cover of relief and charity activities and acts in full coordination with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and extremist Saudi Wahhabi groups, has so far

A few thoughts and speculations about the events in Egypt and Syria

Even though I have been closely following the events in Egypt I did not write anything about them for a while already.  Frankly, I felt too horrified, too appalled and to disgusted to write.  Besides, I am hardly an expert in Egypt and others have already said it all, and much better than I ever could (see, for example, here and here).  As for me, I just continued to follow

The official outcome of US-Russian 2+2? Notin’ much (so far)

Very little of substance was achieved, at least officially, at the latest 2+2 in Washington DC.  Obama accused Russia of having a Cold War mentality and nobody burst out laughing.  Rumor has it that the Americans promised the Russians that the FSA will attend the Geneva II talks even though their official stance is still that they will not talk to those with blood on their hands (I assume that

Muslims gather in the streets of Moscow to celebrate the end of the Holy month of Ramadan

Check out this short but interesting footage taken in Moscow a few days ago: Moscow has only four mosques for an estimated two million Muslims living in, or near, the capital, and this is why even with every mosque filled at capacity, a huge crowd gathers each year in front of the Great Mosque for an outdoors prayer ceremony. There is no denying that this kind of outdoor praying is

Vlad the Hammer vs Obama the Wimp

By Pepe Escobar for the Asia Times Make a plan; then make another plan. Both won’t work. – Bertolt Brecht This is getting ridiculous. The President of the United States (POTUS) screamed and shouted because he wanted his spy (Edward Snowden) back. Snowden, following Russian laws, was granted temporary asylum. The White House was “disappointed”. Then POTUS snubbed the bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow coinciding with

The homos want to boycott Russian vodka? Here are a few personal tips on how to best enjoy it!

I just saw an RT report about how the homo-lobby in the West is calling for a boycott of the Olympic games in Sochi and a boycott of Russian vodka.   The footage in the report showed a cute slogan which the homos were promoting: “no Sochi, no Stoli”.  Now I don’t have anything to say about Sochi or the Olympics, but I will say this: Stoli aka “Stolichnaya” is not

An open letter from Roger Waters

There has been some comment on the Internet about the Wall Show in Belgium to which I feel I should respond.  One Alon Onfus Asif, an Israeli living in Belgium, came to The Wall show in Belgium last week and being an observant sort of chap Alon noticed a Star of David on the Pig that is destroyed by the audience at the end of the show. Then Alon dutifully

Obama – every bit the pathetic looser that he always was

I never liked Obama and as early as October 2008 I reminded everybody that Malcolm X would certainly consider Obama as a “house Negro“.  Five years later my disgust with this man has almost reached a point where I miss bad old Dubya who, at least, had the excuse of being an ignorant, insecure imbecile.  Obama, of course, has no such excuse.  He is clearly very intelligent, well educated and