The Twitter Hack November 29, 2023: - The hack of my X Twitter account was definitely intended to reduce my reach on Palestine, it took place while the security services have possession of my electronics and access to my account, and it involved either complicity by Twitter or a security service backdoor. I have now had to involve lawyers and prepare for legal action against X to get my Twitter account back. It took me 15 years to build up 138,000 followers despite continual suppression and shadow banning. Some of my individual tweets on Palestine were gaining over 10,000 likes. Subscriptions to this blog were increasing. I… Banned Books November 27, 2023: - At Saturday's great march in support of Palestine in London, police arrested members of the Communist Party of Great Britain Marxist-Leninist (CPGBML) for having a pamphlet on sale on their stall. The "illegal" pamphlet is entitled Zionism: A Racist, Anti-Semitic and Reactionary Tool of Imperialism. Just what is illegal about it, I do not know. The authorship is ascribed to the CPGBML. I have looked through it and it is scrupulous in distinguishing between zionism and judaism. Criticism of Israel and of the zionist movement is not anti-semitic. I suspect what may have upset the authorities are the passages on… No Ceasefire in the Propaganda War November 24, 2023: - I have had BBC News on in the background for the last two hours. In that time there have been three lengthy interviews with different relatives of Israeli hostages held by Hamas. There has not been a single interview with a Palestinian relative of a Palestinian prisoner held by Israel. Today 13 Israeli prisoners and 39 Palestinian prisoners are due to be released. 90% of the BBC mentions of prisoner releases do not include the Palestinians at all. Just finished is a ten minute interview of a Professor in Kent on the psychological effects on Israeli hostages. Earlier there was… The Supreme Court, Rwanda and Assange November 20, 2023: - The judgment of the Supreme Court on the illegality of deportation of asylum seekers to Rwanda was given massive publicity in connection with the sacking of Suella Braverman, but in fact it is a decision of much wider significance. It also has great relevance to the coming High Court hearing on Julian Assange, both in terms of the arguments, some of which are common to both cases, and the stance of the judges, some of whom are also common to both cases. Let me start with the point on which the Supreme Court decision turned - whether or not the… Palestine Can Reunite and Reinvigorate Scottish Independence November 16, 2023: - The UK government is actively complicit in genocide in Gaza - indeed with its supply of weapons to Israel, provision of communications intelligence and aerial surveillance and participation of UK special services, I would argue it is more than complicit. The UK government is a part of committing genocide in Gaza. This is vile to many people in the UK, but it is especially anathema to a large majority of people in Scotland. This YouGov survey of November 2 shows that a strong majority of people in Scotland say that their sympathies lie on the Palestinian side, whereas both in… Activating the Genocide Convention November 13, 2023: - There are 149 states party to the Genocide Convention. Every one of them has the right to call out the genocide in progress in Gaza and report it to the United Nations. In the event that another state party disputes the claim of genocide - and Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom are all states party - then the International Court of Justice is required to adjudicate on "the responsibility of a State for genocide". These are the relevant articles of the genocide convention: Article VIII Any Contracting Party may call upon the competent organs of the United… Fighting Back Against the State November 11, 2023: - It may seem hopeless, but we have to continue to hold back the tide of fascism with all our might. This letter is self-explanatory, and I think its staid legal argument brings out the absurdity of deeming me a terrorist danger to the UK. I honestly believe that I am fighting not for myself - my life is turned upside down - but for important principles. For freedom of speech and the right of the public to information, as exemplified in the case of Julian Assange. For universal human rights, as exemplified by the struggle of the Palestinians. For the… The Curious Hacking of @craigmurrayorg November 10, 2023: - This post may generate a tweet on @matthuag (which the hacked @craigmurrayorg has been renamed) because the autoposting programme interacts differently with Twitter (called a Twitter API). When my account was hacked yesterday the hacker changed the password, email address, telephone number and username. They quickly tweeted out a post in praise of Hitler in my original username before changing it, which indicates that the primary motivation was defamation. They then subsequently changed the user id to @MattHuag, apparently to create an account stealing the identity of @MattHuang, which seems like a ruse to disguise the motivation. But here is… The Right of Self-Defence November 5, 2023: - Israel does have the right of self-defence, but only in precisely the same way other countries do. In fact, the only unique factor about Israel here is that it is the only country to have been found by the International Court of Justice specifically to have abused and exceeded the concept of right of self-defence, in its treatment of the Palestinians. In 2004 the International Court of Justice, in an advisory Opinion to the UN General Assembly, ruled illegal Israel's construction of its great Wall, which is a fundamental part of the Israeli Apartheid system. The court considered Israel's argument… “A Textbook Case of Genocide”. November 1, 2023: - The resignation letter of Craig Mokhiber, Director of the New York Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has gone viral on social media but most posts only show page one. Here is the full four page letter. This needs no gloss from me. Craig is one of the world's leading international lawyers. I am writing this in Geneva where I am tomorrow meeting UN officials to pursue my own case: both my unprecedented in modern times jailing for contempt of court, and the current surreal persecution under the terrorism act. I shall also be raising the case… Zionism Is Bullshit October 30, 2023: - In 2009 I spoke to a demonstration of 300,000 in London against another Israeli massacre in Gaza, which coincidentally killed just over 1400 people, the same number claimed killed during the recent Hamas attacks. Strangely Western politicians did not shout out about Palestine's right to self-defence. A lesson for those who think history began on 7 October 2023. I am rather proud of this speech. Sadly, every word applicable today. ------------------------------------------------ Forgive me for pointing out that my ability to provide this coverage is entirely dependent on your kind voluntary subscriptions which keep this blog going. This post is free… Cold Blooded Killers and their Cheerleaders October 28, 2023: - The Guardian's main headline today is the Israeli propaganda framing of last night's huge massacre. The Zionist grip on the political and media class is stark. Ordinary citizens are left with feelings ranging from rage to deep sorrow, but with a feeling of helplessness at having no power and no genuine voice in the country where they live. The bought-and-paid-for politicians intone "Israel's right to self-defence" as justifying the slaughter of any number of Palestinian children. They pretend they do not see the obvious genocide which is happening before their eyes. The Guardian's framing of the death of hundreds, probably… Fighting the British Police State – Somebody Has To October 27, 2023: - I didn't really volunteer to fight the British police state, it came after me. But here we are, and here I am, in Switzerland, seeking the protection of the United Nations. I still don't actually know whether the terrorism investigation into me is focused on Palestine or on Wikileaks. It seems to be both and anything else they can get. My legal team is now active in Scotland seeking some kind of clarification and explanation, which will probably require a judicial review. My experience of British airports being discouraging recently, I went by public transport from Edinburgh to Belfast. Arriving… Incredibly, I Face Investigation for Terrorism – Defence Funds Appeal October 24, 2023: - My phone is not being returned to me by police as, astonishingly, I am now formally under investigation for terrorism. Whether this relates to support for Palestine or for Wikileaks has currently not been made clear. What follows is, unspun and unvarnished, my account of my interview under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act as given to my lawyers: I arrived from Keflavik airport, Iceland to Glasgow airport at about 10am on Monday 16 October. After passport control I was stopped by three police officers, two male and one female, who asked me to accompany them to a detention room.… Genocide Unfolding October 23, 2023: - Tonight has been the most violent bombardment of Gaza so far, notably concentrated on precisely the areas into which Israel ordered the population to evacuate. I find it almost impossible to believe that this genocide is under way with the active support of almost all western governments. I want to look at two questions - what will happen internationally, and what is happening in western societies. Israel plainly is on the course of further escalation and intends to kill many thousands more Palestinians. More than 2,000 Palestinian children alone have now been killed by Israeli aerial attack in the… Fascism in the West to Enable Genocide in Palestine October 13, 2023: - The UK and the US are both sending military assistance to Israel to commit a calculated and deliberate act of genocide, which is already underway. Over 500 children have been killed in Gaza in the last week and over 2,000 maimed, many with life changing injuries. Nobody can claim they do not know what is already happening or what is about to unfold. The cutting off of food and water to Gaza is a major international crime, which the western proponents of the "rules based order" universally refuse to condemn. In both the UK and the US there can be… Now We Have Your Attention October 9, 2023: - There have been decades of photos of dead Palestinian women and children, and kids being beaten, humilated and imprisoned by Israeli soldiers. The historic killing rate in this "conflict" has been fairly consistent at about 40:1. None of this ever caused more than a raised eyebrow and a mild tut-tut from the western "liberal" Establishment. I can't recall camera crews ever pursuing any zionist politicians down the street demanding that they use the word "condemn" of the latest Israeli atrocity. The paroxysm of hatred in the political and media class, unleashed by a single day of the boot being on… Death Wish 2023 October 5, 2023: - There can be few safer indicators of the views of the globalist "liberal" Establishment than reports of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, which prefers to be known as Chatham House. Chatham House's principal funding comes from the UK, US, Canadian, German, Swiss, Japanese, Swedish and Norwegian governments, the World Bank and the EU, and from corporate "philanthropists" including IKEA, Bill Gates, George Soros, Carnegie Foundation, Ford Foundation, BP, Chevron, Shell, and ExxonMobil. I could go on. In other words, Chatham House is absolutely rolling in the dosh controlled by states and the super wealthy. It is headquartered in the… Meanwhile, Back in Scotland September 30, 2023: - I flew back from Amsterdam yesterday after a month spent campaigning for Julian Assange, much of it organisational rather than public. Seeing Scotland with perspective after a month away really brings home the astonishing state of Scottish politics, particularly around the Independence movement. Support for Independence is as consistently high as it has ever been. Polls this last six months have varied between Yes lead and No lead, but almost all have been in the 48‒52 region for either side, i.e. a tie within the margin of error. The Unionist vote continues to be very heavily weighted by older people…
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