This is the blog of documentary maker and activist, Harry Fear, currently in the Gaza Strip.
The sort of foul language that Azhar used in his Facebook posting is frequented by ineloquent teens on a daily basis. This prosecution seems politically charged.
Live blog on the case of Azhar Ahmed, who will appear before Dewsbury Magistrates Court on a charge relating to allegedly ‘racially aggravated’ Facebook behaviour
The story of an MP’s shocking response to a constituent’s question about Israel’s assault on Gaza
I’ve been interested in the Israel-Palestine conflict since 2007. A few weeks ago I visited Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. I wrote this piece in the last few days as a follow-up to my ...
“We are controlled by an illusion of democracy based on rigged political parties and rigged elections. … We can vote for the Conservative party to attack ‘threatening’, but in fact defenceless, Third World countries, or ...
The following is a piece I’ve choreographed, whose component quotations all derive from Pinter’s Art, Truth & Politics… Power The United States “now occupies 702 military installations throughout the world in 132 countries… We don’t ...
The last time that I voted was earlier this year in the council elections. I advocated that people vote for the Green Party since it is the only party which takes climate change as seriously ...
In my last post I wrote: For instance, regularly the mainstream media subordinates climate change stories to what newspapers editors clearly think are more important issues – these issues can range from ‘celebrity bullshit’ to ...
One philosophical question that always crops up on my mind is: can you ‘rate’ pain? Although, I am still not convinced either way, I do think that it’s fair to say that if you’re dead, ...
Yesterday’s The Times newspaper featured this article on its front-page, entitled Iran could make an atom bomb. I urge you to read it while bearing the following in mind: Israel has one of the largest ...
I despair at the events that are happening regarding the ‘discovery’ that Iran has built a ‘secret’ nuclear station. I first heard this ‘news’ a couple of days ago on BBC Radio 4.
Primark’s products are undoubtedly extremely inexpensive. Whereas the thought of a Primark ‘bargain’ excites some people, whenever I see a Primark shopping bag, I become quietly impassioned. There is a reason why Primark is so ...
Plan to monitor all internet use Source: BBC It is fresh out of 1984: “Communications firms are being asked to record all internet contacts between people as part of a modernisation in UK police surveillance ...
I love argumentation; I have created a basic argument strategy for opposing policy proposals. This post is essentially a “knowledge deposit” for myself and others who may want to bookmark this post for future interest. ...
Just to reaffirm my Obama cynicysm, I share this video with you.
I have always been enormously cynical about Barack Obama. In the UK, it is fair to say, we get less involved with ‘emotion politics’ than in the USA. In the UK, I think most of ...
“Major earthquakes can be predicted months in advance, argues UCLA seismologist and mathematical geophysicist Vladimir Keilis-Borok. “Keilis-Borok, 82, has been working on earthquake prediction for more than 20 years.”
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