Monthly Archives: October 2009

Freedom of speech – Sri Lankan style

October 25, 2009

Earlier this year the world’s media were largely banned from reporting in the North and East of Sri Lanka, with poignant echoes of Israel’s stance in Gaza. Some of us – mea culpa – believed the government when they claimed that it was largely for the safety of journalists and to avoid fanning the flickering flames of Tamil Tiger (LTTE) resistance – mea culpa. Unfortunately, murdering journalists and intimidating others achieves the polar opposite effect. Here is an article from Australian newspaper “The Age” which alleges serious abuse of human... More

The Legacy of Abuse in Sri Lanka – Nakba in the Indian ocean

October 19, 2009

This article by Anna Neistat appeared in Foreign Policy in Focus, 16 October, 2009. Thus is publishing it because like the rest of the sane world, I am aghast that the actions of the Sri Lankan government are becoming more sinister by the day. Something should – and could – be done. Hit them where it hurts. The spontaneous outpouring of compassion following the Tsunami generated a wave of cash, much of which was misappropriated. Early signs are that not much has changed following the ‘end’ of the War: loadsamoney... More

Exclusive: More prizes ahead for Obama

October 12, 2009

Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, decided by an eminent panel of brown nosing illuminati in February 2009, less than a month after his inauguration, has been unfairly criticised by spoilsports and racists, determined to diss the US and generally keep a good man down. What will they say when it is revealed that has also scooped the prestigious UK Strictly Come Dancing award? Although Obama hasn’t entered, or declared any intention of doing so, clearly he should win on the grounds that if he did, he would be a perfect... More