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December 23rd
2:20 PM
Falklands Tensions Flare Anew

In 1910, a 17,000-word memo was commissioned by the Foreign Office to look at the historical dispute over sovereignty. The study highlighted many weaknesses in the British case and can be seen as our equivalent of the Pentagon Papers, the leaked study of US policy in Vietnam.The holes in the British case shocked many officials in Whitehall. The head of the Foreign Office’s American department, Gerald Spicer, wrote: “From a perusal of this memo it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Argentine government’s attitude is not altogether unjustified and that our action has been somewhat high-handed.”  >link<

'Somewhat highhanded'  |  Big Oil & Gas finds spark fury
UK committed  |  Falklands/Malvinas History ____________________________
update: Peru cancels Royal Navy visit  |  Brit plurality says keep ‘at all costs’
And by the way, which one’s Pink?

Falklands Tensions Flare Anew

In 1910, a 17,000-word memo was commissioned by the Foreign Office to look at the historical dispute over sovereignty. The study highlighted many weaknesses in the British case and can be seen as our equivalent of the Pentagon Papers, the leaked study of US policy in Vietnam.

The holes in the British case shocked many officials in Whitehall. The head of the Foreign Office’s American department, Gerald Spicer, wrote: “From a perusal of this memo it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the Argentine government’s attitude is not altogether unjustified and that our action has been somewhat high-handed.”  >link<

'Somewhat highhanded'  |  Big Oil & Gas finds spark fury

UK committed Falklands/Malvinas History
____________________________

update: Peru cancels Royal Navy visit  |  Brit plurality says keep ‘at all costs’

And by the way, which one’s Pink?

August 12th
3:08 PM

Dismissing rioters as mindless is futile rhetoric. However unacceptable the UK riots, we need to ask why they are happening

Amidst the bleakness of this social landscape, squinting all the while in the glare of a culture that radiates ultraviolet consumerism and infrared celebrity. That daily, hourly, incessantly enforces the egregious, deceitful message that you are what you wear, what you drive, what you watch and what you watch it on, in livid, neon pixels. The only light in their lives comes from these luminous corporate messages. No wonder they have their fucking hoods up.

… These young people have no sense of community because they haven’t been given one. They have no stake in society because Cameron’s mentor Margaret Thatcher told us there’s no such thing. >continue<

January 27th
7:19 PM

Anonymous Open Letter to United Kingdom

DDoS attacks defended as legitimate civil protest

"You can easily arrest individuals, but you cannot arrest an ideology.  We are united by a common objective and we can and WILL cross any borders to achieve that."