Monthly Archives: August 2015

Jews and Muslims served together WW1-2 against the fascist


kkashfHere a youtube worth watching as it highlight the way how Muslims saved the lives of Jews:

 

Seventy Five years today who would have thought that war was declared which saw Muslims and Jews served together in a common cause during the WW1-2 to rid the Nazis. Whilst some Muslims went as far to hide Jews from the Nazis during the occupation of Adolf Hitler forces some commonly known as the Third Reich which was one of the bloodies place in history I have been informed by my grandparents.

I still recall a relative of mine took me to The Righteous Muslim Exhibition is being launched at the Board of Deputies of British Jews in Bloomsbury, central London. And years later I went on my own to revisit the exhibition with my nephews and nieces as they should not forget a part of history that both fascist and racist will distorted as they well known to be Holocaust deniers.

Photographs of 70 Muslims who sheltered Jews during World War II will be displayed alongside stories detailing their acts of heroism.

jjdjdfThe exhibition hopes to inspire new research into instances of collaboration between the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to victims of the Holocaust, honours nearly 25,000 so-called “righteous persons” who risked their lives to protect the Jewish community during Nazi Germany’s reign of terror.

Some 70 Muslims have recently been added to the list. The exhibition explores their stories.

Among the “righteous” are the Hardaga family from Bosnia who provided shelter for the Jewish Kavilio family when German forces occupied Bosnia in 1943.

Half a century later, the Hardagas were themselves saved by the Kavilios during the Bosnian Civil War.

Threatened by the continuous shelling of Sarajevo, the Kavilio family appealed to the President of Bosnia to permit their erstwhile saviours to travel to Israel.

I recall Fiyaz Mughal, director of the charity Faith Matters and co-author of the accompanying booklet The Role of the Righteous Muslims said: “These communities were dispersed in the aftermath of the Second World War, and as the older generation passes away these stories will be lost.”

According to the 2011 Census, there are 2.7m Muslims and 263,000 Jews in England and Wales.

Mr Mughal hopes the exhibition will inspire young followers of both religions to research this area in partnership.

He said: “That’s the best thing for empathy and cohesion: shared learning and a common pride in who we are.”

Through unearthing further tales of co-operation between Muslims and Jews, Mr Mughal hopes the exhibition can counterbalance emerging narratives that set the two religions at odds

He said: “One of the main drivers of the project is that there are some small sections in Jewish communities who are trying to rewrite history and say that Muslims overwhelmingly helped the Nazis.

“And on the other side, there is a small section of the Muslim community who do not want to talk about the Holocaust for the sake of not wanting to build up an empathy with Jewish communities.

“That is unacceptable, because factually it’s untrue.”

Rabbi Natan Levy, exhibition co-ordinator, said: “This programme provides a unique bridge between the two communities, so that they can celebrate together, remember together, and not be driven further apart.

“There was a lovely moment when Fiyaz and I came together and quoted the same line from our respective scriptures: ‘whosoever saves a single life saves the entire universe’.”

Mr Mughal said: “Besa, a national code of honour in Albania – similar to the Pashtu code in Afghanistan – led the Muslims to provide sanctuary during the Nazi occupation.

“This is why the number of Jews actually increased in Albania during the Second World War.”

How strange at a time before the WW both Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together as neighbours sharing bread, mosques, synagogues, and churches when there were no place of worship. Fast forward to today there are a small number of racist and fascist hell bent on making it for both Muslims and Jews to build a place of worship all because in the name of extremism.

What hypocrites those fascist have become they don’t have a problem to spend their money in our restaurants or takeaway claiming that they love a curry and a pint or a glass of wine to go along with it. Surely it’s beggars believe where fascism and racism continues today.

Already, there have been a series of violent physical attacks on mosques and other religious buildings in areas where the fascist and racist smashed their way into a local mosque has been active.

These include Redbridge where racist thugs terrorising worshippers and injuring the imam. The incident took place near Dagenham where the EDL and BNP have both staged demonstrations at the site of a proposed new mosque.

Racist thugs staged another violent rampage after their demonstration in Dudley last July, when a Hindu temple was attacked.

In the 1930s, fascists attacked synagogues in an attempt to whip up racist hatred and terrorise Jewish people. Now the fascist and racist groups is targeting mosques. The message is the same.

It is suggested that the EDL are racist thugs with fascists in their midst. Their campaign against mosques and synagogues are an attempt to bring racist hatred and division to our towns and cities.

We have to organise in every town and city to stand united against this racist threat. We must all stand shoulder to shoulder with the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Everyone has the right to practise their religion in safety, whether they do that in a mosque, church, synagogue or any other religious building.

Satire 100 days of this establishment in office in UK(2015)


Checkout the Youtube as there is a funny side to this story:

What the establishment wants us all to believe in their 100 days in office without their former bedroom partner (Libdems) The Conservative majority government has not wasted a day since it was elected. The prime minister said the government could travel quickly because it “helps to have one hand at the steering wheel”, rather than having to share the wheel with another party. He also likened the party’s manifesto to the Bible, saying ministers just had to refer to “the good book”.

jhsjhwkWelcome to the capitalist world of the one nation conservatism in UK complements of the Conservative Party in their 100 days of Government. If you just happen to be young and unemployed then welcome to the boot camp courtesy of General Commander Iain Duncan Smith and Matt Hancock. One has a confession to make I like the idea of going to a boot camp for training but on my free will as nothing is worse than being force to attend boot camp. Now that I have got that out of the way it is said that confession is good for the soul.

What world does the establishment lives in at a guess it’s cloud cuckoo land. Remember one size does not fit all and it certainly does not meet the criteria of the DWP. There are many of us who lives in the real world in the year of 2015 and not 1950s when people were draft into the army like the United States of America which does insinuate that the young are work-shy, lack discipline, and criminals. Hey that’s okay the establishment will have us believe as they live in their mansions and get £65,000 per annum plus benefits, they can afford to send their sons and daughters to Oxford University and they will have a job in mom or dad firms as assistant director(s). Oops it looks like I’m hitting a raw nerve now.

I kid you not you will have to work in public with DWP logo on your uniform on your back cleaning duck houses, and anything that the commander chief tells you to clean up in the public interest. This because the force labor in places like Pound-land has been in the press and the commander in chief is running around like a headless chicken with his assistant trying to reinvent other ideas to gain votes for the Local Elections 2016 in the hope they will remain in power for a long time.kkdfjkfgjmg

So it no wonder that young people on benefits will be forced to go to “boot camp” or face having their welfare stripped under draconian new government plans.

Those between the ages of 18 and 21 will be ordered to “earn or learn” under the plans revealed by right-wing paymaster general Matthew Hancock.

The Cabinet Office minister said young benefit claimants will be put “through their paces” as part of a three-week intensive “boot camp” from April 2017.

Expected to take 71 hours over the three weeks, the camp will include writing job applications and interview techniques as well as extensive job searches.

A dedicated work coach will also work with jobseekers to continuously review what young claimants have achieved during the initial three-week course designed to make them “work ready” within six months.

Failure to find a job, apprenticeship, traineeship or unpaid work experience after six months will result in their benefits being docked.

The harsh proposals also confirm the previously announced end to housing benefit for all under-21s.

Mr Hancock said that as chairman of the earn or learn taskforce he will create a “no excuses” culture to youth unemployment across government.

He added: “We are determined to fulfil our commitments to end the welfare culture that is embedded in some of Britain’s most vulnerable communities.

“By working across government to make sure that every young person is in work or training, by opening up three million more apprenticeships, expanding traineeships and making sure that a life on benefits is simply not an option, we want to end rolling welfare dependency for good, so welfare dependency is no longer passed down the generations.”

Hated Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan will also sit on the task force.

Asked about disabled claimants, a Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: “We will put in place appropriate arrangements for vulnerable people with specific circumstances.”
It’s not very often I mention a Member of Parliament name so in the wise words of the Right Honorable Member of Birmingham Yardley(Jess Phillips) puts it so eloquently:

“A hand up is absolutely fine but a punishment for people who have no choices is the stuff of some sort of Russian Gulag.”

The Government’s new plan involves ordering young people aged 18 to 21 to join a scheme lasting three weeks, where they will be taught about applying for a job and interview techniques.

And if they are still unemployed after six months, they will be told their benefits will be axed unless they get a job, apprenticeship, or place on a training scheme – or agree to do unpaid work experience.

The Government announced the plans in a statement promising to create a “no excuses” culture to youth employment with a “boot camp” which will “put young jobseekers through their paces”.

The policy is to the forced labour camps in Communist Russia, known as Gulags.

“I would support anything that offers help to young people to get into jobs, because I believe young people want that support and need it.

“But the idea of a ‘no excuses’ culture shows the Government doesn’t understand the reality of people’s lives.

“If you are a carer, is that an excuse? If you are a young person who has a baby, is that an excuse?”

I feared the young people most affected would be those who had the most difficult childhoods.

“Are we going to make people who live off their parents go on this camp? So it’s fine to be unemployed as long as your mum and dad is paying for it.

“I want to see as many trustafarians going through this boot camp as kids whose parents for one reason or another had to rely on benefits.”

And highlighting plans to make young people do work experience, she said: “It seems like cheap Labour to me.”

Well I take no lessons from Iain Duncan Smith and his second in command Matthew Hancock when there are the average of £5 million salary of a top company boss is a staggering 183 times higher than that of full-time workers, a new study.

The typical pay for high-ranking chief executive officers (CEOs) jumped from £4.1m to £4.9m in just four years since 2010, research of FTSE 100 companies by think tank the High Pay Centre found.

The top 10 highest-paid CEOs collectively earned over £156m last year, which prompted campaigners to call for a curbing of disproportionately high senior wages.

High Pay Centre director Deborah Hargreaves said: “Pay packages of this size go far beyond what is sensible or necessary to reward and inspire top executives.

“It’s more likely that corporate governance structures in the UK are riddled with glaring weaknesses and conflicts of interest.”

Companies need to rebalance pay grades in order to fairly reward those who do most of the work, TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said.

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said that CEOs should put money into creating more jobs and making pay raises for existing employees “instead of greedily hosing themselves down with torrents of cash.”

And non-executive workers’ pay is under close scrutiny as only a quarter of the FTSE 100 firms detailed in the report have been found to be paying the living wage.

Ordinary employees should be included in pay committees to add “some common sense” to a predominately “closed shop for an elite who are only interested in looking after their own,” Ms O’Grady added.

She continued: “With top bosses now earning 183 times more than the average full-time worker, inequality is reaching stratospheric levels.”

Regulations that were amended in 2013 to stipulate that British-listed companies have to publish pay details of their lead executives appear to have had virtually no effect in curbing excessive executive pay, the report states.

“It seems highly unlikely that the gap between CEOs and other workers will close in the foreseeable future,” it said.

The reforms, however, increased shareholders’ power to hold companies to account over wages but they have shown “little interest” in doing so, said the High Pay Centre.

 

Satire Immigration and refugees


hhhahaHow many of you like myself are fed up with the constant headlines of illegal immigrants and refugees are rushing to enter our boarders in the hope of a better life and our the pavements are pave with gold which is being reported in the newspapers and television coupled by social media from far-right and right-wing press and organisations.

Somehow those groups and organisations thrive in spreading fear with their twisted views by claiming those illegals are here to take our jobs, housing, driving fancy cars, having plenty of children, getting our daughters pregnant, a Black life does not matter, and claiming benefits as they are just plebes. You know what it’s so easy to say all those things in any statements to our neighbours in the hope that they will be so gullible and they too will jump on the bandwagon to join their cause to get rid of us immigrants and refugees.

This is becoming very scary now and hitting a raw nerve now that a son of a immigrant who is only repeating what the views of the press and the far-right groups would like in the hope that we will all believe their rubbish and brainwashing tactics to further their recruitment into their organisations. (Doh)

hhhaha3Let’s now face some home truths now. The establishment all over Europe cannot address the immigration and refugee crisis as they are guilty as hell by invading third world countries during fourteen century to the present time to plundering their precious metals, sowing their oaks, and replacing dictatorship in the Middle East, West Indies, African continent, South East Asia and Asia. Oh I get it let the all the world leaders take the lead by introducing the Aussie solution or let them drown at sea do hear and read some people will say. There is no proper a solution to address this problem as one size does not fit all comes to mind.

Does this now sounds familiar like racism and fascism to you. No I’ve got a girlfriend and boyfriend, wife, or husband who is Black, Thai, Chinese, Asian, White and Polish will be instant reply from the bigots. The funny side to justify all of this they are very quick to point out they enjoy a curry, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and Caribbean meal with a pint or a glass of wine so therefore we are not being bigotry towards us foreigners. The fact remains there is racism and fascism in all race.

Let’s get to the nitty gritty of things now which some people will never accept about immigration and refugees. The reality is there are people who genuinely are fleeing from percussion on the grounds of being gay, political activities, torture, child soldiers, and some just want a better life. Put yourself in their shoes and I can be certain that all will concur we would do the same. Oh before I forget immigrants has and continues to make a big contribution to the UK economy. So take that and smoke it in your pipe.

It is purported that thousands of refugees will be plunged further into poverty today as the Tories impose a brutal cut to support for people seeking asylum in Britain.

Families will be left worse off with the introduction of a flat-rate payment which will bring the help for children under 16 from £52.96 to under £37 a week.

Three of Britain’s biggest charities the Red Cross, Refugee Action and the Refugee Council will publicly condemn the government for its approach to the on-going refugee crisis.

Their criticism less than a day after Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warned of migrants undermining the European “standard of living and social structure.”

The new asylum-seekers’ support will see a single parent and their child live off less than £74 a week in cash.

According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2013 an average British household spent almost seven times more a week. Refugee Action chief executive Stephen Hale has forewarned that “We are deeply concerned that the children of families seeking asylum are being targeted in this way.

“Coupled with recent government proposals to exclude some families from claiming support altogether, these cuts will increase poverty and suffering among some of the most vulnerable people in our society.”

The cut was also condemned as “immoral and dangerous” by Lib Dem home affairs spokesman Alistair Carmichael MP.

He said: “Many of these people have fled war and suffering, but are doctors, professors and skilled professionals.

“These are people who want to contribute, but can’t because the law requires they rely on the state instead.”

According to the Refugee Council up to 74 per cent of all asylum-seekers are refused residency in Britain. While numbers have grown since 2008, applications for asylum in 2014 were below 25,000, with those fleeing from conflicts in Afghanistan, Syrian and Eritrea among the highest number of applicants.

But speaking during a state visit to Singapore, Mr Hammond claimed “millions” of people were heading for Britain.

He said: “We have got to be able to resolve this problem ultimately by being able to return those who are not entitled to claim asylum back to their countries of origin. That’s our number one priority.

“As long as the European Union’s laws are the way they are, many of them will only have to set foot in Europe to be pretty confident that they will never be returned to their country of origin.

He added that more than enhancing the “physical security” of the Channel tunnel was necessary to address the problem.

The government’s approach, however, seems to go against popular sentiment, as news of local communities and individuals organizing aid convoys mushroomed in the last few weeks.

London couple Mona Dohle and Syed Bokhari have so far raised over £5,000 for their trip to Calais this weekend, when they hope to deliver a generator to a school for refugee children as well as food, clothes and medicine.

Hey all this so-called Immigration Minister James Brokenshire says rogue bosses will face “the full force of government machinery” if they are caught out employing people not authorised to work in this country.

Let’s hope this signals a new willingness by the Tories to punish the exploiters rather than the exploited.

If so, this would mark a sea change in Conservative customs. After all, the party has form when it comes to hypocrisy on immigration.

Only last year, Brokenshire’s predecessor Mark Harper  the charmer behind those Go Home or Face Arrest vans, with their whiff of fascist thuggery was caught out illegally employing a woman called Isabella Acevedo.

Poor Harper had to resign and eke out a living on his meagre £67,000 MP’s salary for nearly six months before being made Minister for Disabled People and now Chief Whip.

Ms Acevedo was spared such indignity, merely being arrested at her daughter’s wedding and deported to Colombia.
So it’s good to hear Brokenshire commit to a “new approach” which will “take away the unfair advantage enjoyed by those who employ illegal migrants.”

The minister is absolutely right to point out that dodgy companies employ these people for a reason.

Unable to stand up for their rights, either because they are not aware of what those are or because they cannot afford to draw attention to their situation, they can be forced to work for lower wages, fired more easily and are far less likely to challenge dangerous working conditions.

The minister is deeply concerned that such employers are more likely to “breach health and safety rules.” A shame, then, that he is part of a government which slashed Health and Safety Executive funding by almost 40 per cent over the last parliament prompting a steep decline in unannounced inspections and serves a Prime Minister determined to “kill off health and safety culture for good.”

Brokenshire is also on the money when he says cheating firms are “denying work to UK citizens and helping drive down wages.”

Helping who drive down wages, though? The answer would seem to be his own government.

As construction industry union Ucatt points out, if the government were serious about tackling abusive employers it could extend the Gangmasters Act to cover more than its current remit of workers operating in agriculture, food processing and shellfish collection.

hhhaha1Construction is an industry crying out for better regulation. If the Act was extended to it as well as to domestic work, care work and hospitality, as the GMB union recommends companies operating in the sectors would need to be licensed to provide labour, enabling authorities to weed out bad employers before they even entered the field.
This sensible, preventative approach nowhere appears on Brokenshire’s list of priorities, however. Instead apparently immigration officers are going to mount a “wave of raids.”

Expect more luckless, trafficked and super exploited labourers to face arrest while the faceless agencies that hire them melt into the shadows.

Because the government is not serious. If it cared about wages, it would not be seeking to silence the voices of the only force in society proven to drive them up the trade unions.

It would not be taking the axe to collective bargaining rights across entire sectors through fragmentation and outsourcing. And it would not be trying to force through a Trade Union Bill which tramples on some of the most basic rights working people have, making it all but impossible to call a legal strike and perfectly OK for bosses to bus in agency labour even if you manage to do so.

We should not fall for the minister’s crocodile tears. Conservatives, not migrants, are the ones helping business drive down your pay.

 

 

Satire On Benefit Sanctions the facts


Please watch this youtube which is an eye opener:

 

Quote of the day:

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty” .

John F. Kennedy

welfare1Recently I had someone knocking hard on the door at exactly 7am my thoughts were who the heck is knocking that hard on my blinking door like a bailiff.

I opened my door to my surprise it was a friend and his partner I had not seen for a while. Obviously I invited them in whilst I was half dressed told them to put the coffee maker on whilst I get decent. They informed me that they had been sanctioned by the Job Centre in the grounds of they did not turn up to an arranged interview.

They said it was one of the hardest thing for them to come to me cap in hand for a loan whilst they sort themselves out. I asked them a few questions and what were grounds for sanctioning them how were the criteria implemented?

They said “We turned up to sign on and we were informed that we have been sanctioned because they did not turn up for an interview arranged by their work coach. When they challenged the issue with a member of staff, the staff called the security guard to have them removed from the Job Centre Plus on the grounds of being aggressive towards a member of staff which the police were involved.

welfare2The establishment gives a good talk of employment on the raise but in reality those jobs that are available are zero hour contracts and apprentice schemes. Now the country is faced with a dilemma they either continue to play the blame game and say it was Labour’s fault or man up and say that it was caused by the global events which they have no control over which they are in the position that they are in now. Or continue to live in the Westminster bubble and continue to deny it is happening on their watch.

I decided to do some research on it and came across this document see link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416930/dwpf15-0315.pdf

welfare3The downside to all the sanctions which has taken place is that  parliamentary questions show over 605,000 people on jobseeker’s allowance were penalised in this way last year  an astonishing one in six, or three times the department’s previous claim.

There is no excuse for the DWP not to accede to the party’s demand that full annual figures be released.

But we should not be surprised at the DWP’s reticence. The stream of misinformation peddled by Secretary of State Iain Duncan Smith is such that he has repeatedly been rebuked for manipulating official statistics including by former head of the UK Statistics Authority Sir Michael Scholar.

The aim is usually to claim there is evidence to back Mr Duncan Smith’s war on the unemployed, unwell and disabled to present the ever more arbitrary conditions imposed on anyone dependent on social security payments as necessary measures which weed out “shirkers” and get people into work.

welfare4In fact, since the government has presided over the loss of close to a million public-sector jobs since the Con-Dem coalition came to power, there is no justification for such a claim. But the motive for hiding the number being sanctioned is different.

Sanctions are serious business. People who are by definition in need or they would not be receiving social security in the first place can lose all financial support, plunging them into poverty and debt.

Cases recorded by foodbanks to whose charity some of these desperate people turn present a grim picture of a savage and unfeeling regime.

People have been sanctioned for failing to sign on because they were at a job interview, and for failing to attend a job interview because they had to sign on.

They have been sanctioned for failing to apply for jobs in between getting a job and actually starting work.

Sanctions have been applied to people who missed interviews they were never told about, to people who missed appointments because they were in hospital and to people shocked by the sudden death of a loved one.

Sanctions can kill. It emerged just after the general elewefare5ction that of 49 people who had died while on benefits and whose deaths were deemed to warrant DWP investigations, 10 more than one in five had been sanctioned.

Naturally Mr Duncan Smith is not keen for this barbarity to be exposed to the public gaze.

If the extent to which the government is harassing and victimising the vulnerable was more widely known, the Tories would lose public support for attacks on “welfare”  support won by a campaign of systematic misinformation spread by the mainstream press combined with the poison-drip of hate-fuelled rhetoric from ministers about “scroungers.”

There is a lesson here for Labour. Years of echoing Tory propaganda about an entirely fictional legion of workshy loafers did not win it the electorate’s respect.

It simply assisted the Tories in convincing large numbers of people to support attacks on benefits and therefore to vote for the party carrying out those attacks.

If Labour wants to win again, it needs to expose the cruelty of the Conservative project and start arguing for the values the party was founded to fight for solidarity and social justice.