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The Police Force in a Fascist Country Reacts

May Ayres – sculptress and artist reports on the evening of the 29thMay 2024


Displaced Children in WAFADear David,

I returned late last night from an impromptu rally outside Downing Street. A truly heart warming record turn out at short notice, the protesters began streaming in well before 6pm, the official start. Inflamed by the horrendous assault in Rafah the people turned out in full force. I think it’s worth writing about because it was very inspiring.

We all know how governments ignore demonstrations. (The millions turning out against the invasion of Iraq achieved nothing and it’s still a very sore point). This Palestine protest was different to recent ones. I suppose because the area was small it appeared more powerful. (I’ve never seen Whitehall so jammed packed with protesting bodies) And there was a palpable sense of urgency that the slaughter had to stop.

I arrived fairly early and was soon crammed in. There was no pushing or shoving but I had to weave my way out and managed to cross the road, directly in front of Downing Street gates. The police had kept the left lane free for the traffic. Manned by PC’s who all looked about sixteen, they struggled to contain the numbers. They carefully threaded ribbon along the perimeter to hold back the crowd from the traffic lane. The traffic had to be free, the masses had to be herded. But they lost the battle. The flood gates had been opened, people streamed along the traffic lane and they had to close Whitehall. The PC’s scuttled away, and the people claimed the whole area. The speakers on the stadium tried hard to be heard above the chanting but when they had finished the disciplined drummers set the mood of cheerful defiance. The chants took on a powerful rhythm.

We are the people.

We won’t be silent.

Stop the bombing

Now, Now, Now, Now.

Even I who doesn’t often join in the chanting when marching, felt sufficiently moved to sing along with a full voice!

And that was just one of a number of uplifting slogans accompanied by drum beats that soared over the area in cheerful but steely defiance. The atmosphere was wonderful. The crowd was one solid mass and when the rains came we all remained steadfast. Then the signal came to sit down. Now this is what I’ve always thought we should do, especially during the million people march for Iraq. But it’s when I remember that I’m now seventy -five not twenty - five. No longer so agile. But many did.

And at half past eight the police could no longer tolerate the enormous peaceful, noisy gathering. They attacked. A long solid line of cops smashed through the protesters and I was hurled to one side and tumbled into the laps of sitting protesters. I must have hurt some of them but they were more concerned for me. I guess I looked old in their eyes and they were shocked at the brutality. But sadly, it’s no longer shocking. They were fearful that we’d never go home and had to show off their  brutalforce. But we do go home. One day soon, we won't. We’ll all sit down and refuse to leave.

Open Garden At Kiln Shotts Haytor

For The Children of Palestine

 Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of May - 10am to 4pm

Sue and David Halpin invite you to share the beauty of our two gardens – one wild, and the wood garden behind.
The bluebells, rhododendrons, azaleas - and much else, will welcome you. 

Refreshments Available

All proceeds and donations to The Hands Up Project -

Which through its network of volunteers, connects children around the world with young people in Palestine. By means of online interaction, drama and storytelling activities, it enables the use of creativity and self-expression to promote mutual understanding, personal growth, and English language skills.

Kiln Shotts is half way down the steep hill to Haytor Vale, and on the left.   TQ13 9XR

Limited parking up the drive for people with a disability.  Parking easy in the wider road below the entrance.


Hiroshima August 6th 1945

London Agreement - US, UK, France and USSR setting up Nürnberg to prosecuteNazi war criminals  -    August 8, 1945

Nagasaki  August 9th 1945
The fascist -"The sub-human who delights in crushing the life out of humans' as in Gaza.

This most important piece by my friend Felicity Arbuthnot was first published in 2010.  It is prefaced by the Editor-in-Chief of Global Research - Professor Michel Chossudovsky

In a 'western' world dominated now by a cabal of evil billionaires, and their servants - an execrable broadcast and print media, the genocides are almost instantly buried in the public consciousness. This is aided by millisecond memory, the insertion of distracting 'events' coupled with omission.

Hiroshima August 6th 1945
London Agreement setting up  Nürnberg  -    August 8, 1945
Nagasaki  August 9th 1945

The fascist -"The sub-human who delights in crushing the life out of humans'.

Dear David      Good evening!

I have arrived home. It has been a great pleasure to meet you, Sue and Jo. Thank you for your hospitality and love. We had discussed many things about the past, current situation, and future strategies with wisdom and understanding. I trust we are winning and we will win soon!

I look forward to seeing you again very soon. Please pay my regards to Sue .

kind Regards   Mo.

An open letter to Luke Pollard MP by Dave Berkeley (

To Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport.

I have just watched a video. It was of a 12 year old boy in Gaza. A journalist asked him what he had in a plastic bag he was carrying. He was collecting up the fingers and the ears of his neighbour, who had been blown up by an Israeli bomb. He wanted the man to be reunited with his fingers and ears in heaven. It broke me.

Last week saw the International Court of Justice rule that Israel’s actions in Gaza were “plausible” genocide and that Israel must “take measures to prevent : ”

  • “killing members of the group”
  • “causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group”
  • “deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part”
  • “take immediate and effective measures to enable the provision of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance to address the adverse conditions of life faced by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip”

Israel has, of course, done none of these things. The ICJ ruling made page 40 of The Times. The BBC covered Israel’s failed objections live, but didn’t stream the harrowing accusations from South Africa at all. Our press are deeply complicit.

Instead we see accusations against UNRWA, based on “evidence” obtained by Israel through “interrogation”. Israel routinely tortures prisoners. Israel routinely lies. But several countries have eagerly announced that they will cut funding for the agency that feeds, clothes and shelters thousands of Palestinians. Their lifeline. A gross breach of the clause above, making the UK very clearly complicit in the genocide.

We have seen our politicians queue up to support the slaughter.

Pariah - Merriam Webster “Someone or something that is despised or rejected : outcast

At 8.30 today on BBC/ZBC Breakfast (1)– 12-01-2024, reported thus -

The strikes have also been backed by Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer, who was been briefed by the government on Thursday night.

The report continues, quoting thisIsraeli ambassador to the UK, Sir Keir Starmer -

"Clearly the Houthi attacks in the Red Sea have to be dealt with," he told BBC Radio 5 Live's Breakfast programme, "their attacks on commercial shipping, attacks on important trade routes and putting civilian lives at risk and therefore, we do support this action".

Watch: Fighter jets strike targets in Yemen (from the BBC)

‘Putting civilian lives at risk’. Firstly the Houthi ‘rebels’ have not been killing, but under gun point directing all ships to or from the Israeli port of Eilat (2)away from the Red Sea. They have added to their ‘interdiction’ all vessels that have ownership tied to Israel eg the Zim line. Secondly they have bravely been observing the Genocide Convention (3) 09 December 1948 in peacefully attempting to stay the hand of the ‘only democracy in the ME’ in its mass homicide and the planned famine and epidemic disease to follow the carpet bombing, the cutting of all food, fuel and potable water. (4)

The Zionist cabal in the Westminster bubble, separated from the mass of the population which continues to run Britain more or less effectively, pretends that the Houthi action threatens UK security. That is the ‘legal’ basis for US and UK bombing of Houti targets of over 50 Houthi targets during last night. That there is no legal basis - as with the war on Iraq, is the reason why the bombing will not be debated in the ‘Palace of Westminster’ until Monday at the earliest. So the second step to WW3 has been agreed on this side of the ‘pond’ by a man of Hindu parents and an ex- Director of Public Prosecutions (5).

Gaza GirlThe Apogee - the Culmination in Palestine - the Hinge of Humanity

The fascist - "The sub-human/untermensch who delights in crushing the life out of humans".

Tethering and then slitting the throat of a creature or child before sacrifice in fire on an altar has been a black thread over millenia. Homo non-sapiens can veer from Luciferan blood lust to the most beautiful and ethereal.  I think of Yehudi Menuhin in his art, of Archbishop Romero, of Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and of the millions who put self second. And of those truth tellers who strove but who were set aside and kept away from the distracted, ill informed and semi-conscious populations. John Pilger left this 'veil of tears' last Saturday. The BBC, the ZBC, records it but shunned broadcasting his words and film. (1)(2)

October 7th of 2023, the 'break out' from the largest concentration camp ever created, is reported as pivotal in this culmination of elemental evil now seen via Al Jazeera. Just as Zionist evil swells ever larger in the other remnants of Palestine - 'East' Jerusalem and the ineptly called 'West Bank'. Journalists, doctors, paramedics are 'eliminated' along with whole families, one recently numbering 70. These sacrifices, this infinite negation of the sanctity of life, is neatly done at arms length by Hariri style 'AI', appropriately named by the Israel High Command as Gospel and Alchemist. (3). But the goading of a captive but resistant native population has been there in the Land of Milk and Honey since about 1885 when the first Zionists started 'settling' and dispelling Palestinian land workers from that fertile land.

Is this four year long Operation Barbarossa of the German fascists rolled up into weeks the zenith of Zionist goading for an even greater evil? Know that the arch priest Netanyahu, recently quoting the 'Bible' in justification, with others using words like 'animals', dropping a nuclear bomb on Gaza, rendering another Auschwitz etc has been calling for the destruction of Iran for over a decade. And the Iranians know this, and know too that WW3 and wide annihilation by nuclear fission is minutes away. (4)      

As turkey is washed down with wine in the disintegrating 'western' societies a dear child is crushed to death or shredded every ten earthly minutes in Gaza. Some lie there at this minute, alive - limbs trapped with concrete dust in the lungs. The most terrible and terrifing crucifixion. In Gaza with a population of 70,000 during WW2, an oasis on the Via Maris 2000 years ago. My friend, the  late Eyad Serraj, doctor and psychiatrist, told me how as a young boy he ran through trees, with birds in their boughs to a sparkling sea. There was the glint of fish. He would not have foreseen thousands and thousands fleeing into Gaza by boat and by road in the 'cleansing' of 1948 - continued right up to this second. (5)