Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stop supporting hypocrisy and double standards

Fight for Bookseller Facing Israel Deportation The renown of Munther Fahmi’s shop, located at the American Colony Hotel, has spread to an international clientele far beyond the borders of Jerusalem. Now those patrons are rallying behind its Jerusalem-born owner, who … Continue reading

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There are no structures or institutions left that have not been contaminated or destroyed…

Throw out the plutocrats We can never have justice until our neighbor has justice. And we can never recover our freedom until we are willing to sacrifice our comfort for open rebellion. The president has failed us. The Congress has … Continue reading

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They’ve lost their minds

18 red-shirt leaders to face sedition charge: DSI chief The director general of the Department of Special Investigation said Monday that public prosecutors will summon 18 red-shirt leaders to face sedition charge. The sedition carries the maximum penalty of the … Continue reading

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This is not just Japan’s problem

Japan plant radiation ‘too high for crews’ A pair of thin robots on treads sent to explore buildings inside Japan’s crippled nuclear reactor have returned with disheartening news: radiation levels are far too high for repair crews to go inside. … Continue reading

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hypocrisy <=> double standards (cont’d)

DSI summons 18 red shirts : UDD leaders accused of insulting the monarchy The Department of Special Investigation will today issue summonses for 18 red shirt leaders to acknowledge lèse majesté charges. Mr Tharit said three separate lèse majesté complaints … Continue reading

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hypocrisy <=> double standards

The idea is not to charge Prem, Anand, Siddhi and the rest with lèse majesté. The idea is to point out that the ‘elite’ – the military, the amaat, the plutocrats – can discuss anything they wish while ordinary people … Continue reading

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Preventing even their access to enough to eat!

Sharing our house with settlers Upbeat, catchy tune, isn’t it? Freedom for Palestine Killing activists on Gaza Freedom Flotilla was “inevitable” As we get ready to send boats back to Gaza, Israel is beginning to rattle the swords of intimidation … Continue reading

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“any one member can go ahead with a project if it wants”

The public be dammed An investigation by the Bangkok Post Sunday which visited the area surrounding the Xayaburi dam on the Lower Mekong River last week found major road works under construction and villagers preparing to be relocated. Several of … Continue reading

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Friends’ of Women conditioned view of appropriate behaviour

The Real Issue this Songkran and how it relates to lèse majesté Those that bang-on about a “lack of decent traditional Thai morals” among the young revellers during Songkran, conveniently forget that Thai traditional values includes killing unarmed civilians, making … Continue reading

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Puea Thai is not the red shirt party

MPs troubled by Thaksin’s involvement Thaksin routinely phones in to address both red shirt demonstrations and party meetings. He reportedly discussed future political strategies for Puea Thai in a phone call with party chairman Chavalit Yongchaiyudh and Pracharaj Party leader … Continue reading

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(for Bradley Manning)

Preludes, 2011 by Gary Steven Corseri “In another world they do not put a man to death for asking questions: assuredly not… When my sons grow up… O my friends…, I would have you trouble them, as I have troubled … Continue reading

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ISOC/SLORC launches new pogrom… gives no details

New crackdown Community radio stations and websites will be subject to closer scrutiny for possible lese majeste content. ISOC’s 6th Operation Centre, which has responsibility for promoting royal projects, has been instructed to strengthen monitoring work. The Ministry of Information … Continue reading

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GE : $US 110 billion in revenues, $11 billion in profit… $3.2 billion tax refund?

Fairfield, CT, 13th April, 2011– GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt has informed the Obama administration that the company will be gifting its entire 2010 tax refund, worth $3.2 Billion, to the US Treasury on April 18, Tax Day, and will furthermore … Continue reading

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Burmese aggression in the Shan States

Prachatai has helpfully extracted as images the maps they linked to as pdfs : Prepared by Shan Human Rights Foundation (pdf) There is no doubt in my mind that the Burmese Junta, more firmly and viciously in control of that … Continue reading

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Peua Thai Party is doing nothing to try to win the election

Ji has some details of the latest attempt to muzzle and cripple the political opposition to the military… Thai Military make threats against pro-democracy Red Shirts General Sansern Keawkamnurd [used to be Colonel... he got promoted!?], spokesperson for the Army, … Continue reading

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Here in Thailand laws are decreed so that the ‘elite’ may scoff at, spit upon, ignore, and/or tear them up

The Bangkok Post says 73 new appointed senators endorsed, but that headline is incorrect… Thirty of the new senators served among the previous group of appointed senators, and were re-appointed. …so the headline needs to be 43 newly and 30 … Continue reading

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Bulletin: From the other Office of Dis-Information

At some point Shawn Crispin did actually have some credibility, right? Do or die for Thai democracy The calm before the proposed polls is the result of a behind-the-scenes accommodation reached late last year between Abhisit’s government and the royal … Continue reading

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Bulletin : From the Ministry of Dis-Information

The Vejjajiva, nee Bangkok, Post is beating the drums of alarm! The Devil Himself is going to make his Youngest Sister a Vampire, too, and then install her as PM of Thailand! I think I’ve seen this on TV very … Continue reading

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Yes to decentralization! This ain’t it!

One step closer to reality for Nakhon Patani? With very little publicity, the opposition Puea Thai party’s legal team has completed the draft of a bill [which] seeks to establish a special semi-autonomous administrative body for three southernmost provinces to … Continue reading

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Twenty years. Why aren’t they all Thai citizens by now?

Thailand wants to close Myanmar refugee camps BANGKOK – Thailand wants to close its Myanmar refugee camps and repatriate the more than 100,000 residents following their country’s first election in 20 years, a government official said Monday. “They have been … Continue reading

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