Ravings From The Bog

Anti-Israeli Shoe Protest In London

London MarchUp to 12000 marchers today protested in London against the ongoing slaughter of Gazans. Many other protesters braved the cold weather to gather in Manchester and Edinburgh also.

Later hundreds threw symbolic shoes into Whitehall in a similar protest to that of the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at George W Bush at his last press conference in Baghdad.

shame-on-you-heres-my-shoeThe crowd chanted “Shame On You, Here’s Our Shoe”


Boycott Israeli Goods

Support the Palestinian people by boycotting Israeli goods. These are usually easily spotted within the EU due to food-labelling legislation, although some Israeli settler communities have been trying to get around this by having their products labelled “West Bank”, which is ironic considering that they won’t allow Palestinians a state of their own on their own land…

Major companies such as Caterpillar (who supply the Israeli army with bulldozers to demolish Palestinian homes), Coca Cola and Marks & Spencer are involved in trading with Israel. Do what you can to help put pressure on Israel to stop their genocide of the Palestinians by not purchasing any Israeli-made goods.

Use this link for more information:


Finally, Proof That Bush IS Insane…

Slaughter!Finally, proof that George W Bush is insane. He claimed today the slaughter of 400+ Palestinians is the fault of Hamas. Of course we know that he is expected to spout such nonsense in the media because of the strength of the Zionist-driven Jewish lobby in the US which has power over every US politician to some degree or another. Any decent man, given that he has only days left in “power”, would have grown a backbone and condemned the Zionist slaughter for what it is – a planned election-related program of genocide timed meticulously and with an accompanying chorus of propaganda across the media.

Grief And Fear In Gaza

New Concentration Camp!Israeli Zionists continue to slaughter Palestinian civilians along with Hamas freedom fighters – this report from the BBC:

BBC journalist and Gaza resident Hamada Abu Qammar describes the impact of the current wave of Israeli airstrikes against Hamas targets.

The streets of Gaza are deserted, apart from a few cars taking urgent cases to hospital and families screaming and shouting as they take bodies to the cemetery to be buried.

This morning I visited Shifa Hospital, the main one in Gaza.

I spoke to one man, a civilian, and also a 14-year-old boy who were injured in an airstrike on a police station in the east of Gaza City this morning.

The man said he had been going to work in a clinic when he heard the sound of planes and turned back. But after that he cannot remember what happened – he just woke up injured, with wounds in his hand, leg and stomach.

The teenage boy had blood on his head and was in a lot of pain. He could not even remember his own name. “I don’t even know where I am,” he said to me.

I saw a body too, in the emergency room, with a stick of wood stuck through the chest.

Yesterday I also went into the hospital; the morgue was full and bodies were left in the streets. Parents were scouring the hospital for their children.

I followed one woman who was screaming “my son, my son” as she searched the building.

Eventually they located him, a young man was in his twenties. The staff would not let her see the body, but I saw it. It didn’t have a head and there was no stomach. She fainted on top of the remains of her son, which were covered with a white sheet.

The relatives in the hospital scream and scream. They don’t have words to express their feelings, they just say “God help us”, over and over.

I have seen several Israeli airstrikes this morning – one on a Hamas police post on the coastal road, another on a house about 200m from the BBC office. Smoke pours into the sky. The largest so far today was on the Hamas security headquarters, which is also near to our office, a few hundred metres away.

I was watching it from the window. There were three very loud bangs and a power cut. I could hear women screaming in their houses, and gunshots from Hamas men surrounding the area to keep people way.

The compound was in a big residential area, with lots of high buildings and apartments. Some of the homes are only about 5m from the site – and of course those buildings were damaged, with windows shattered and falling to the ground.

Electricity comes and goes as usual. Most shops are closed. There is a lack of everything – the UN relief agency UNRWA has not been able to deliver food aid for about 750,000 people.

There are shortages of anaesthetic gas, medical supplies, flour and milk – but many of the people I have spoken to say they don’t feel like eating while this is going on.

Families are just sitting in their homes. I spoke to one of my neighbours, Iman, a 14-year-old-girl. She was so scared she could barely speak.

“I don’t know where to go. I don’t know where is a safe place to stay. We don’t know when they will strike again,” she said.

Israel is not currently permitting international journalists to cross into Gaza


Israeli Air Strikes Against Democratically Elected Govt.

Gazan GenocideUS built and supplied Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers again attacked Gaza this morning. Having elected the “wrong type of Arab” for US and Israeli imperial tastes, Gazans this morning suffered the wrath of the America’s 52nd state. The latest count is 120 dead and over 400 injured.

Here’s the link:   http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7800985.stm


Bush v. Iraqi Leather

Just found this hilarious Flash website – have a go at wacking George!

Say goodbye with a bang!



GAZA – Zionist Hypocrisy

Zionist Concentration CampThis is the picture I should have used with yesterday’s post. Israel’s hypocrisy around their treatment of Palestinians and that of the Jews by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s is obvious without pictures – why can’t the governments of the Western World see it and do something about it?