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"I would like to post this with acknowledgements to Tony Gosling. I understand the letter was first in print in the Guardian newspaper. And with our best wishes, Sue and myself, to the couple. I say this is the ultimate expression of the fascism in Britain - so long existing.
 
Sue brought me a small report in the Western Morning News which included a photo, with Stella in a wedding gown made by Vivienne Westwood. I note that DEA - Don't Extradite Assange, from which I get frequent updates, did not send this very truthful letter from Stella.

I see it as vengeance first of all - by the axis especially, for the telling of its most terrible crimes.  That 'axis of evil' as first spoken by the psychopath Bush,  but instead Israel/UK/US.  One can search this phrase and find it in 'halpin surgeon'. https://dhalpin.infoaction.org.uk/search?searchword=axis%20of%20evil&searchphrase=all 11 references


This written in the certainty that the torrents of present evil will be a self limiting disease.

Finally this is the reference http://markcurtis.info/2020/01/23/julian-assanges-judge-and-her-husbands-links-to-the-british-military-establishment-exposed-by-wikileaks/ to an article by Mark Curtis ( His seminal book - Web of Deceit) and Matt Kennard, describing connections between the Lord Chief Justice and those having influence in the unlawful and most cruel incarceration of journalist Julian Assange."


‘Today I will marry the love of my life’: Julian Assange’s fiancée Stella Moris This is not a prison wedding, it is a declaration of love and resilience in spite of the prison walls, in spite of the political persecution, in spite of the arbitrary detention, in spite of the harm and harassment inflicted on Julian and our family. Their torment only makes our love grow stronger.

Every part of this private event is being intensely policed, from our guest list to the wedding picture. Behind the scenes we have been locked in a dispute with the Ministry of Justice and prison authorities, who have denied our proposed witnesses because they are journalists; and who have denied our proposed photographer because he also works as a press photographer, even though they would all attend in a private capacity.

The prison states that our wedding picture is a security risk because it could end up in social media or the press. How absurd. What kind of security threat could a wedding picture pose? Belmarsh regularly permits photography. Tommy Robinson and other convicted prisoners were allowed to be interviewed on camera when ITV filmed inside Belmarsh prison. But for Julian, who isn’t even serving a sentence, there appear to be a different set of rules.

by Milton Mayer, The Germans,1938-45
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955)
 

"What no one seemed to notice was the ever widening gap between the government and the people. And it became always wider.....the whole process of its coming into being, was above all diverting, it provided an excuse not to think....for people who did not want to think anyway gave us some dreadful, fundamental things to think about.....and kept us so busy with continuous changes and 'crises' and so fascinated.....by the machinations of the 'national enemies,'  without and within, that we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing, little by little, all around us.....

"Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, 'regretted,' that unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these 'little measures'.....must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing.....Each act is worse than the last, but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next.

"You wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow. You don't want to act, or even talk, alone.....you don't want to 'go out of your way to make trouble.'  But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes.

"That's the difficulty. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves, when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed.

"You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things your father.....could never have imagined."

 

By Craig Murray  November 26 2014

These are the top salaries at the Save the Children fund.

CEO Justin Forsyth £139,950
COO Anabel Hoult £139,950
COO / CFO & Strategic Initiatives Rachel Parr £131,970
Global Programmes Director Fergus Drake £113,300
Fundraising Director Tanya Steele £112,200
Marketing & Comms Director Sue Allchurch £111,920
Policy & Advocacy Director Brendan Cox £106,029
CFO Peter Banks £102,000
HR Director Paul Cutler £100,980
The UK average salary is 26,500.

StC has just given Tony Blair its “Global Legacy” award. What kind of people like Tony Blair? People who earn over 100,000. I am not sure that if you put money in a tin, or bought from their charity shop, you thought you were paying that many fat salaries. There are also gold plated pensions and other benefits. Justin Forsyth, the CEO, of course worked in Tony Blair’s neo-con policy unit.

Perhaps the most shocking of all things in Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is the way that children are treated. It is unimaginable that an Jewish Israeli child would be brought to court in shackles or even be placed in a court of law.

Beatings and abuse of children by the Israeli military is common and judges, such as the one below, don’t even blink an eye. Thus is legal racism established.

Below this is a paper circulated by Dr Derek Summerfield from Defence for Children International – Palestine Section, on the shooting of children working near the northern border of Gaza.

 

David - Would you allow me to put your letter on my web site? I think people are twigging that we have an entirely illusory democracy.

Anne - Engagement with Palestine certainly opens our eyes to layers of reality which we might otherwise never have suspected, including the fallacy of democracy and the sophisticated machinery of social manipulation used to conceal the institutional and material violence of the system we really live under.

Anne to Rosie Cooper, MP
House of Commons
Dear Rosie,

It is difficult to write to you about the events of the last few days without a note of sardonic humour.