MAYA WIND is no ordinary human rights activist. Her beliefs and activism have led directly to socially ostracisation by family and childhood friends. Her actions have led to incarceration in an Israeli military prison and resulted in threats to her life from Zionist extremists. Drawing inspiration from Ghandi and Martin Luther-King, Maya offers an alternative Israeli viewpoint on the occupation of Palestine, the role of the media in encouraging the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and argues that the roots of the conflict lie directly in the unchallenged ideology of Zionism. Currently studying in the United States, Maya is an Israeli voice of reason and compassion seldom heard amongst the mainstream media. Mark Hirst examines the journey she has taken from a Jewish child growing up in Jerusalem to internationally respected peace activist and advocate of Palestinian rights.
The NATO vote has destroyed careers and brought many in the SNP to the verge. But they must all be patient – today was a giant victory for principle and for the left. Stay – defend those who made you proud today.
By taking time to properly explain the purpose of NATO instead of swallowing whole its own press releases, James Foley responds to George Kerevan’s case for a pro-NATO Scottish independence in the Scotsman on Friday.
Article from the Scotland on Sunday on why we need to start thinking about the big foriegn policy downsides of NATO membership, and to be clearer on what NATO is really for.
Salmond and Assange start the day under siege. But the besieger is very keen that we don’t think in too much detail about what happens if they are successful. When the destination is unpalatable, talk instead about the journey.
Putting bishops on your front page and then believing they are important because they are on your front page is simple a delusion of the media. Over and over ‘culture wars’ turn out to be no such thing as Scotland adapts quickly and happily to liberal progress. Why do commentators still predict armageddon for liberal politicians?
So the motion to the SNP conference calling for a reversal in NATO policy has been made public. Those who have moved it have built principle into the heart of it. All the rest of the SNP has to do is build in a little more principle.