Not So Great Britain

When the Crimes of the White House are Unpunishable

July 11, 2007
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On the day that Scooter Libby’s prison sentence was lifted by President Bush, Mordechai Vanunu was sentenced to prison, again, in Israel. In both cases, the underlying offense was the same: speaking to journalists. In each case, the nominal charges were otherwise. For Libby, lying under oath about the circumstances, thereby obstructing justice. For Vanunu, it was breaking a restriction laid upon him when he emerged from prison three years ago, after serving an earlier full sentence of eighteen years, also for speaking to journalists: he was ordered not to speak, at all, to journalists or foreigners. Like a free man, he did both, openly and repeatedly.

But whereas Libby had passed classified information, and Vanunu had served his earlier sentence for doing the same, in this instance Vanunu was not charged with revealing any secrets. The transcripts or published accounts of his conversations being available, it was open knowledge that what he had mainly talked about was the truth of his personal convictions about nuclear weapons: that they should universally be abolished, Israel’s among them.


Israel launches air strikes in Gaza

June 22, 2007
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Israel launched air strikes targeting Palestinian rocket launch sites in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the first air strikes since Hamas seized control of the territory last week.

Gaza militants earlier fired at least one makeshift rocket into southern Israel, the army said.


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Galloway on the Lie Ahmadinejad Called for Israel to be “Wiped Off the Map”

June 19, 2007
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George Galloway, member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, on his talkSPORT program, broadcast over the largest commercial radio station in Britain, continues to get the truth out. Indeed, Galloway’s program, according to UTV, has pulled in record call numbers and the highest ever ratings for its weekend slots, even pulling in more than the station’s Football First program. Go George!!


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