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As you probably noticed the site went down yesterday at around 5pm GMT.

A few hours earlier we experienced another major Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, but this time the perpetrators managed to get past Cloudflare and other defences and attack the site directly.

We therefore had no choice but to change the site IP. The site then effectively became inaccessible until the new IP propagated. Which it now has.

We seem to be getting more than our share of disruption lately, but, with some restructuring and even more security, we’re hopeful this particular issue won’t happen again.

ADDENDUM: If you’re still finding it hard to access the full site you need to flush your browser cache and/or delete browsing history. This should solve the problem completely.

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John
John

You’ve got to be telling at least A truth if the security services attack you but all the “I don’t believe mainstream media” will claim this website is fake news because the mainstream media said so

Zoran Aleksic
Zoran Aleksic

“Either this was a direct action by the Russian state against our country, or the Russian government lost control of its potentially catastrophically damaging hecking device and allowed it to get into the hands of others.”

ZigZagWanderer
ZigZagWanderer

Aaargh … can access the site on iPhone but still not able to on my iMac . Does the DNS cache have to be cleared or does it sort itself out as has obviously happened on my phone ?

Loverat
Loverat

https://spectator.us/defense-journalism-syria-opcw/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Seems like Peter Hitchen is getting the same treatment independent journalist have for years.

I realise he is the first MSM to cover this story but I think a little more humility and accepting he was and still is behind on the learning curve on Syria would have been nice

Dungroanin
Dungroanin

So is there a official investigation on your cyberattacks?

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch

John Pilger on the Assange Scandal – he writes:

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in almost seven years.

That this outrage happened in the heart of London, in the land of Magna Carta, ought to shame and anger all who fear for “democratic” societies. Assange is a political refugee protected by international law, the recipient of asylum under a strict covenant to which Britain is a signatory. The United Nations made this clear in the legal ruling of its Working Party on Arbitrary Detention.

But to hell with that. Let the thugs go in. Directed by the quasi fascists in Trump’s Washington, in league with Ecuador’s Lenin Moreno, a Latin American Judas and liar seeking to disguise his rancid regime, the British elite abandoned its last imperial myth: that of fairness and justice.

Imagine Tony Blair dragged from his multi-million pound Georgian home in Connaught Square, London, in handcuffs, for onward dispatch to the dock in The Hague. By the standard of Nuremberg, Blair’s “paramount crime” is the deaths of a million Iraqis. Assange’s crime is journalism: holding the rapacious to account, exposing their lies and empowering people all over the world with truth.

The shocking arrest of Assange carries a warning for all who, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “sow the seeds of discontent [without which] there would be no advance towards civilisation”. The warning is explicit towards journalists. What happened to the founder and editor of WikiLeaks can happen to you on a newspaper, you in a TV studio, you on radio, you running a podcast.

Assange’s principal media tormentor, the Guardian, a collaborator with the secret state, displayed its nervousness this week with an editorial that scaled new weasel heights. The Guardian has exploited the work of Assange and WikiLeaks in what its previous editor called “the greatest scoop of the last 30 years”. The paper creamed off WikiLeaks’ revelations and claimed the accolades and riches that came with them.

With not a penny going to Julian Assange or to WikiLeaks, a hyped Guardian book led to a lucrative Hollywood movie. The book’s authors, Luke Harding and David Leigh, turned on their source, abused him and disclosed the secret password Assange had given the paper in confidence, which was designed to protect a digital file containing leaked US embassy cables.

With Assange now trapped in the Ecuadorean embassy, Harding joined the police outside and gloated on his blog that “Scotland Yard may get the last laugh”. The Guardian has since published a series of falsehoods about Assange, not least a discredited claim that a group of Russians and Trump’s man, Paul Manafort, had visited Assange in the embassy. The meetings never happened; it was fake.

But the tone has now changed. “The Assange case is a morally tangled web,” the paper opined. “He (Assange) believes in publishing things that should not be published…. But he has always shone a light on things that should never have been hidden.”

These “things” are the truth about the homicidal way America conducts its colonial wars, the lies of the British Foreign Office in its denial of rights to vulnerable people, such as the Chagos Islanders, the expose of Hillary Clinton as a backer and beneficiary of jihadism in the Middle East, the detailed description of American ambassadors of how the governments in Syria and Venezuela might be overthrown, and much more. It all available on the WikiLeaks site.

The Guardian is understandably nervous. Secret policemen have already visited the newspaper and demanded and got the ritual destruction of a hard drive. On this, the paper has form. In 1983, a Foreign Office clerk, Sarah Tisdall, leaked British Government documents showing when American cruise nuclear weapons would arrive in Europe. The Guardian was showered with praise.

When a court order demanded to know the source, instead of the editor going to prison on a fundamental principle of protecting a source, Tisdall was betrayed, prosecuted and served six months.

If Assange is extradited to America for publishing what the Guardian calls truthful “things”, what is to stop the current editor, Katherine Viner, following him, or the previous editor, Alan Rusbridger, or the prolific propagandist Luke Harding?

What is to stop the editors of the New York Times and the Washington Post, who also published morsels of the truth that originated with WikiLeaks, and the editor of El Pais in Spain, and Der Spiegel in Germany and the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. The list is long.

David McCraw, lead lawyer of the New York Times, wrote: “I think the prosecution [of Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers… from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and the law would have a very hard time distinguishing between the New York Times and WilLeaks.”

Even if journalists who published WikiLeaks’ leaks are not summoned by an American grand jury, the intimidation of Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning will be enough. Real journalism is being criminalised by thugs in plain sight. Dissent has become an indulgence.

In Australia, the current America-besotted government is prosecuting two whistle-blowers who revealed that Canberra’s spooks bugged the cabinet meetings of the new government of East Timor for the express purpose of cheating the tiny, impoverished nation out of its proper share of the oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea. Their trial will be held in secret. The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, is infamous for his part in setting up concentration camps for refugees on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, where children self harm and suicide. In 2014, Morrison proposed mass detention camps for 30,000 people.

Real journalism is the enemy of these disgraces. A decade ago, the Ministry of Defence in London produced a secret document which described the “principal threats” to public order as threefold: terrorists, Russian spies and investigative journalists. The latter was designated the major threat.

The document was duly leaked to WikiLeaks, which published it. “We had no choice,” Assange told me. “It’s very simple. People have a right to know and a right to question and challenge power. That’s true democracy.”

What if Assange and Manning and others in their wake – if there are others – are silenced and “the right to know and question and challenge” is taken away?

In the 1970s, I met Leni Reifenstahl, close friend of Adolf Hitler, whose films helped cast the Nazi spell over Germany.

She told me that the message in her films, the propaganda, was dependent not on “orders from above” but on what she called the “submissive void” of the public.

“Did this submissive void include the liberal, educated bourgeoisie?” I asked her.

“Of course,” she said, “especially the intelligentsia…. When people no longer ask serious questions, they are submissive and malleable. Anything can happen.”

And did.

The rest, she might have added, is history.

Frank Speaker
Frank Speaker

quasi fascists

I think that you can safely leave out the word “quasi”.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz

Our tax dollars are always hard at work 24/7 busily trying to shut down our progressive media sites, while also doggedly trolling progressive “comments” sections attempting to manipulate and direct discourse. Remember that this is an actual “job” for many people – as such complete amorality apparently pays well under our current neoliberal version of paradise. Rereading some of the Edward Snowden documents always feels like a worthwhile undertaking, particularly when the boys in the intelligence services are playing their little games shutting down sites like this:

https://theintercept.com/2014/02/24/jtrig-manipulation/

https://theintercept.com/document/2015/06/22/behavioural-science-support-jtrig/

Frank
Frank

Ironically enough, one of the people whose job it has been to ‘manipulate and direct discourse’ is the very person you offer in counterpoint to these nefarious activities – the actor Edward Snowden. If simple logic doesn’t render this fact inescapable then the evidence surely ought to? Since his timely appearance heading off Russell Tice and the genuine revelations partially released then (look them up if you can – they also implicate Obama), Snowden has been a conduit for all concerns relating to surveillance and civil liberties. He’s also a perfect embodiment of the ‘cognitive infiltration’ which Obama’s mentor, Cass Sunstein, argued was a strict necessity to be rolled out shortly as Obama came to power.

Those among you who want to cling to your heroes, vote my comment down by all means. Forget that Snowden’s ‘revelations’ about Echelon etc were known 8 years earlier by anyone paying attention; forget that he endorses the absurd official narrative on 9/11 and that, laughably, his grandfather was in the Pentagon when the plane struck; forget that Snowden came to prominence in partnership with the Guardian ‘newspaper’, which positioned itself alongside him as a stalwart defender of civil liberties – only apparently selling out afterwards (many of you gullible types want to believe) on the orders of GCHQ, who instructed them to smash up all those hard drives with hammers and post videos of them doing so all over their website, with slimy Alan Rusbridger frowning with a piece of circuit board next to his face. Forget the sheer transparency of all that and that none of it makes any frigging sense at all. Forget that Snowden’s recent explanation for not being recognised in Moscow was that everyone’s got their faces buried in their mobiles nowadays anyway. Forget the self-evident fact that, exactly contrary to Snowden’s gaslighting bullshit explanation (which nobody asked for anyway) the fact that everyone possesses a mobile phone nowadays would mean that photos of Edward Snowden skulking around Moscow or any suburb of Moscow would be plastered all over social media the moment he set foot outdoors. If he were in Moscow.
I truly despair of my compatriots in the UK nowadays. When the well-meaning are like a herd of sheep, you almost start to admire the ones who are lying to them.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz

By what alternative reality logic does posting links to the evidence of Western intelligence operations designed to infiltrate and disrupt sites like these lead to a lengthy comment vilifying the person who leaked said documents – instead of a response vilifying the criminality and methods of Western intelligence which those documents expose?

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz

Hey Frank, perhaps you’d enjoy this recent post by Caitlin Johnstone as it seems right up your alley.

https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/attacking-the-source-the-establishment-loyalists-favorite-online-tactic-b6d4bd6e8793

Frank
Frank

I can’t disagree with Johnstone here, but equally I fail to see anything there worth pointing out in 2019. 2014, maybe, but not 2019, ffs. The frustrations she describes have become a mundane part of daily discourse with practically anyone in the west. Living in Russia as I do, the target of much of the West’s apparently terminal derangement, I’ve seen little besides that kind of sheer stupidity for the last 5 years, from any westerner or gullible shit-brit.

“…vilifying the person who leaked said documents – instead of a response vilifying the criminality and methods of Western intelligence which those documents expose?”

Have you ever heard of the term ‘limited hangout’. Do I really need to ‘vilify the methods of western intelligence which those documents expose’? Is it not implicit that they’re crooked? Does it occur to you that if an obvious set-up actor is leaking these documents then it’s what you’re not being told that is of greater import than what you are?

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz

“Have you ever heard of the term limited hangout” – indeed Frank and I’m LOL reading your post. Your approach of agreeing with Caitlin’s article (which is a stellar critique of your post) is sweetly ironic.

Frank
Frank

I guess you’re too busy LOLLING to see anything clearly. Keep lolling, Gazza.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig

Two days on, I still can’t access any page but this one–at least not with my home computer. And yes: I have tried cleaning the DNS cache.

Seamus Padraig
Seamus Padraig

CORRECTION: I can access the other links at the top of the page, just not the Home link.

Trond
Trond

Same here, but this link is ok:

https://off-guardian.org/2019/

state sponsored
state sponsored

These attacks on this website are censorship. Pure and simple.
These are attacks on each one of us (readers subscribing to the causes under discussion). We have been abused repeatedly for exercising a legitimate activity, i.e. expressing our concerns for the deplorable state of affairs we are now living under.

The full force of the law should be brought to crush the censors.
But no one on this board even suggested the authorities should/must be notified to help us protect this website. They [the authorities] must find the culprits and punish them under our wonderful laws that are, in a democracy, supposed to protect us. Do we agree on this?

Nobody mentioned asking the police for help!!
Is it because we believe that the authorities are dead?
Could the culprits be attacking websites like this without the approval from the state/Establishment?

Lauching repeated cyber-attacks on Off-Guardian could not be a child’s play. Unless, attacking Off-Guardian is a child’s play for state-sponsored attackers.

Have we given up on the idea of having recourse to the law to protect our rights?

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym

What’s the point of appealing to a failed legal system which is so visibly, blatantly corrupt that it does – for example – what it’s doing to Julian Assange?

The common-sense idea is energy-conservation: don’t waste it on efforts which you already know to be futile, such as appealing to the honour and fair play of crooks who will just laugh in your face – for as long as we allow them the power to continue getting away with it.

Some sort of widespread public upheaval, like the anti-poll-tax riots which toppled Thatcher, are required, to inject a sense of serious fear into the gics (gangsters-in-charge) and their whore servitors in politics and media that we’re so aroused that there’s a real, genuine danger they could end up dangling from lamp-posts. That sort of lively *immediate* fear is what concentrates the minds of the gics and their creatures wonderfully; and what leads to genuine, substantive improvements in a rotten state: real fear of the power of the plebs; only available when we rise up actively.

state sponsored
state sponsored

“What’s the point of appealing to a failed legal system”

– Appeal
– Monitor
– Document
– most importantly: Publish far and wide, as fast as possible

People needs to realise unambiguously, and very quickly, that:

Censorship is terrorism

Censorship is State-sponsored terrorism against ordinary people

charles drake
charles drake

they know
shut it down
some said
and it was so
operation talpiot activated

clinical and effective pause

word truth can be put on hold
delayed
folks distracted
the truth
will out

liars lie
but they busted

dohmeh
pirates
the real
anti semites

for real

Jack_Garbo
Jack_Garbo

So, they beat all the usual defenses. Not your eager amateurs. Sounds more like pros called in to disrupt the truth getting out. At least you know the site’s effective if they’re trying to muzzle you.

RobG

Every penny you spend is taxed, above and beyond income tax. In the UK this is called VAT, and just about every EU country has its equivalent.

Throughout your life you are taxed about 20% on everything you buy.

Think about that over a life span.

Just about all of this money is stolen by the feckers who rule us.

Here in France next Thursday (5th December) there is going to be a general strike, and it will be massive. The main contention is the highering of the pension age.

Oh, if only the sheep in the USA and UK had some balls.

wilmers 31
wilmers 31

Stop looking to the US and UK for guidance. What happens when we listen to them we know well, more wars, more weapons purchases. That’s where your (and our) money is going. Discourage your young from enlisting. We may not be able to dry them up but we may be able to reduce the damages they do.

Don’t let them use you – don’t enlist – tackle from inside.

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch

In other words – gradually starve this beast of oxygen – a sound strategy I agree .

bevin
bevin

To put this matter into the sort of historical context that Mike Cushman and Frank Land would both, I believe, understand it has always been one of the great boasts of socialists that our party and the Communists, in which Jews were always well represented at every level, preceded the Jews and the Roma and the homosexuals and the mentally deficient into the fascist concentration camps. And that was a great honour, to have been born, as it were, on the right side of history. Just as it was very lucky to have been born after the fight was won.

It was by no means automatic that, after the Fall of France in 1940, the United Kingdom did not make peace with the Germans. Certainly there were many in Parliament-in the Lords in particular- who would have been very happy to do so. It would have saved them their property (landowners, financiers and industrialists were always treated very well by the Nazis) and guaranteed them the Empire. Their equivalents in France and across Europe, including several monarchs and those like Horthy and Franco who called themselves the Regents for Monarchs, had no trouble in doing so.
But Labour stood firmly against such a plan.
It was that firmness of principle and purpose that enable Churchill to replace Chamberlain and enter into coalition with Labour. And in particular with that appalling right wing Trade Union leader Ernie Bevin who insisted that the working class of the United Kingdom would not countenance any surrender. A minor reason why they did so, quite apart from the argument of common decency, was that they understood that one necessary condition of an agreement with the fascists would have been the surrender of large numbers, carefully listed by name, of anti-fascists to be sent to concentration camps.

It is no secret that among those named and listed were Jeremy Corbyn’s parents, who, legendarily, met at the Battle of Cable Street and fell in love supporting the Spanish Republic. And it is their son who the chief rabbi calls antisemitic.

It is hard to conceive of the sheer historical depravity of Boris Johnson, current leader of the same right wing of the Tory party which flirted with Hitler, which sided with Lord Halifax, Londonderry and the appeasers, and which has never deviated from its hatred of Labour, now indulging in that hatred, which is also greed and the love of wealth, by attacking Corbyn and Labour as anti-semites. (That bitter laughter you hear in the distance comes from the mass graves where Jews, Communists and Slavs were pitched in together by German and eastern European Tories.)

For the dead know, what the millionaires’ media pretends not to know, that it is the hatred which was the foundation of fascism in Europe or, where Labour was largely Arab, in Israel- that prompts this ‘projected’ as the psychologists explain it, ‘suggestion that Corbyn and the Labour Party, the party that stood against Naziism in alliance with the best elements in all parties, is anti-semitic.
In fact it is opposed to exploiters and those who cheat labour of its wages. It takes a real anti-semite to confuse the two. An anti-semite in the tradition of Hitler. And the Chief Rabbi.

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch

Powerful writing, Bevin – and mightier than the sword.

Vexarb
Vexarb

Bravo, Bevin! The biggest antiSemites in the world are the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain, his fellow Zionazis and the Labour Friends of Israel.

Rhisiart Gwilym
Rhisiart Gwilym

Only one thing to disagree with there, bevin: Mirvis as ‘chief rabbi’. Really? Who elected him? Even amongst British jews he’s not an elected leader. He is in fact a lunatic zionist fanatic, with no genuine, democratically-awarded standing in British society. Call him by his name and true description: the zionist fanatic Ephraim Mirvis; a man of highly questionable loyalty to the British state where he claims citizenship. And a lying, smearing creep to boot.

Remember that Mirvis is amongst those zionist fanatics who mirror what Jeremy Corbyn’s parents were fighting against in Cable Street: fascist provocateurs deliberately trying to flaunt themselves in the quarter where their hated untermenschen live. Mirvis takes part in the lunatic zionists’ marches through the Arab quarter in Al Qods, waving the zionistan flag in deliberate provocation. A lying crook, worthy of no respect at all, certainly not some fancy, self-awarded title.

milosevic
milosevic

That bitter laughter you hear in the distance comes from the mass graves where Jews, Communists and Slavs were pitched in together by German and eastern European Tories.

sure, it were the nazis what dunnit. Stalin said so himself, at the Nuremburg trial.

Vexarb
Vexarb

I think this defense of Corbyn by ZZW deserves to be widely disseminated along with Bevin’s defense of the Anti-prejudice record of the Socialism in general and the Labour party in particular. Reposted from the Chief Rabbi thread:

“ZigZagWanderer

For the record..

2. In 23rd April 1977, Corbyn organised a counter-demonstration to protect Wood Green from a neo-nazi march through the district. The area had a significant Jewish population.

3. On 7 November 1990, Corbyn signed a motion condemning the rise of antisemitism in the UK.

4. In 2002 Jeremy Corbyn led a clean-up and vigil at Finsbury Park Synagogue which had been vandalised in an anti-Semitic attack.

5. On 30 April 2002, Corbyn tabled a motion in the House of Commons condemning an anti-Semitic attack on a London Synagogue.

6. On 26 November 2003, Jeremy Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion condemning terrorist attacks on two synagogues.

7. In February 2009, Jeremy Corbyn signed a parliamentary motion condemning a fascist for establishing a website to host antisemitic materials.

8. On 24th March 2009, Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion praising British Jews who resisted the Holocaust by risking their lives to save potential victims.

9. Nine years ago, Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion praising “Jewish News” for its pioneering investigation into the spread of Antisemitism on Facebook.

10. On 9 February 2010, Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion calling for an investigation into Facebook and its failure to prevent the spread of antisemitic materials on its site.

11. On 27 October 2010, Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion praising the late Israeli Prime Minister for pursuing a two state solution to the Israel/Palestine question.

12. On 13 June 2012, Corbyn sponsored and signed a motion condemning the BBC for cutting a Jewish Community television programme from its schedule.

13. 1 October 2013, Corbyn appeared on the BBC to defend Ralph Miliband against vile antisemitic attacks by the UK press.

14. Five years ago Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion condemning antisemitism in sport.

15. On 1 March 2013, Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion condemning and expressing concern at growing levels of antisemitism in European football.

16. On 9 January 2014, Jeremy Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion praising Holocaust education programmes that had taken 20,000 British students to Auschwitz.

17. On 22 June 2015, Corbyn signed a Parliamentary motion expressing concern at the neo-nazi march being planned for an area of London with a significant Jewish population.

18. On 9 October 2016, Corbyn, close to tears, commemorated the 1936 Battle of Cable Street and recalled the role his mother played in defending London’s Jewish community.

19. On 3 December 2016, Corbyn made a visit to Terezin Concentration Camp where Jewish people were murdered by the Nazis. It was Jeremy’s third visit to such a camp, all of which were largely unreported in the most read UK papers.

20. Last year, a widely-endorsed 2018 academic report found ninety-five serious reporting failures in the reporting of the Labour Antisemitism story with the worst offenders The Sun, the Mail & the BBC.”
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Dungroanin
Dungroanin

As bobo’s latest ‘appearance’ on LBC falls flat on its face and unvetted callers lay into him – this weekends ‘dead cat’ lands on London Bridge.

Anyway excellent as usual Bevin.

If i may add:-

– The War made many many millions for the multinationals of the day.
– their factories survived the massive bombing raids – here too.
– many in the concentration camps worked in these factories as slave labour often managed by the boss slaves…
– all these multinationals thrived during and ever since.

Hey ho! Plus ca change! We return to these slave conditions with zero hours, de-regulation …

I’m thinking of buying a new pitchfork.

Loverat
Loverat

Not sure if any of you guys went to London for the ‘free the truth’ event in London in support of Julian Assange tonight. Well, have to say great speakers, John Pilger ,Craig Murray but what had people most standing up and applauding was Chris Williamson having to stand up after being outed by Mark Curtis as a member of the audience (at the back) Seriously I am no Labour supporter but Chris Williamson is one of the greats in my book. His appearance (as well as finally seeing Pilger) topped off a good evening.

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch

Chris Williamson shares some of Corbyn’s traits – honesty, decency and integrity – and he has paid dearly for it. Corbyn gets criticised over this, but actually it is the work of the Executive Committee. John Pilger is an amazing journalist and a true progressive. His defence of Julian Assange is unassailable. It’s a wonder he has not been thrown in the slammer too. I wonder if anyone filmed any of what you saw and heard – for the benefit of those like myself who could not attend this it would be good to see.

Loverat
Loverat

There were people filming and there are a few clips of some of the speakers starting to appear on Utube including John Pilger. If you just search for ‘free the truth’, st pancras church some links should come up. Sitting on a wooden bench for 2 hours did my back in and London not much fun with all the crowds. But when possible, you definitely can’t beat going to these events for the atmosphere and seeing some great people. John Pilger described his experience of visiting Julian Assange earlier that day. Craig Murray lightened the mood as quite witty.

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch

Thank you, Loverat, for so kindly providing this information and advice which is beneficial to all of us – I trust that Mr Corbyn will see an end to this malfeasance and misdemeanour which has been the work of corrupt factions within the current government and legislature at the behest of the US State Department which has twisted things so much that the guilty get away with impunity whilst the innocent are made to suffer. Julian’s best hope is for a Corbyn victory – this is my wish, not least for the benefit of Julian and his father who has endured this persecution with the same dignity as his son. As time progresses the true mischief behind all this will become more widely understood that at the present time. I have tremendous respect for John Pilger, Craig Murray and others who are bravely pushing back against this evil and never compromising their honesty and integrity. They are the authentic face of investigative journalism, whereas any claim by the BBC to be “an impartial broadcaster for the public good” is nothing other than bogus – and it was Ken Loach who “clued me in” to that truth.

RealPeter
RealPeter

Craig Murray has posted a video of his speech (under 15 minutes) about Julian Assange on his website.

Good to have off-g back. I accessed it by googling (he admitted, red-faced) ‘off-guardian’, which came up first in line, clicking on ‘Latest’ and then adding a new bookmark. So far, so good. I’ll wipe the browser history once I’ve read the latest postings and see whether the old bookmark works again.

TheThinker
TheThinker

Found my way back, via your twitter message to refresh the cache. These Bloody odorous feckless entities are surly worried, the narrative containment is becoming harder to manipulate. Keep going Off-G and all those who sail her, you are on the right side of history, others (MSM) not so much. TT

bevin
bevin

To be hated by such people is something that should make you proud.
I just hope that Corbyn recalls this clip of FDR at Madison Square Gardens in 1936.

The Literary Digest Poll showed that he was going to lose. It was the biggest ever electoral landslide.

RobG

Bevin, your namesake famously said: “the Tories were lower than vermin”.

Sadly, that’s as true today as it was 70 years ago.

Hang in there.

You are not alone.

One way or the other, this general election is going to be a turning point in British history; comparable to the 1945 election.

Mike Ellwood
Mike Ellwood

Near-namesake to be precise. (It was Aneurin Bevan who famously made the “lower than vermin” comment – true then – true now).

https://tidesofhistory.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/lower-than-vermin-the-story-of-bevans-quote-that-lives-on/

Hugh O'Neill
Hugh O'Neill

Thanks, Bevin. I had never heard this speech before. What an absolute knock-out performance. How refreshing to hear such courage and such candour. I’d vote for him.

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch

Let’s all vote for him on 12th December ! For it is the same message with the same courage and candour !

anonymous bosch
anonymous bosch

That speech is worth transcribing !

George Mc
George Mc

Yes thank God you’re back! However – I notice that I can access your “latest” page but not the root page which still gives me that “Error” message.

George Mc
George Mc

Ah now you’ve returned in your full glory! Hallelujah!

RobG

A letter from an NHS doctor about Bojo’s visit to his hospital…

https://twitter.com/HinduMonkey/status/1198924351795605508/photo/1

I’ve no idea about the veracity of this letter. As someone who has studied propaganda for years, I’ll just say that this letter does appear to be real.

Baron
Baron

You should blame Putin, that will get the police attention, and not just the police.

0use4msm
0use4msm

No doubt it was the 77th Brigade using tax payers money to undermine the free flow of information that is necessary for a functioning democracy.