Friday, August 15, 2014

Against the use of plastic for park benches

Public bridleway from South Vale to Sudbury Hill, Harrow (Capital Ring)
Lightning strike? Spotted this scene on Tuesday 12th August and took pictures yesterday. And if it was a lightning strike, how do you feel about sitting on the benches in future when the weather is thundery?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

London plane trees


All - Norfolk Square Gardens

Green meanies

Paddington Basin
Looks like those madcap Beatles running for their lives to escape the nastiness of green algae. (Okay, a bit of a stretch.)

Giant chess game

Norfolk Square Gardens, Paddington
There were children playing there a little earlier but heaven forbid anyone should photograph them.

Friday, August 08, 2014

What just happened?

"Norman Finkelstein on Gaza conflict, Hamas goals and Iron Dome myth". He makes quite a few good points, including blaming Obama for allowing this to happen.

It's not the only atrocity but it was deliberately timed to coincide with the others that are ongoing and it was supported by the UK and US governments, as well as Egypt and others. So it is one for which we have some responsibility, since it is our governments that have allowed it to happen. The others, one could well say "Let them sort it out among themselves - there's enough of them". But when your own government takes a hand in arming those responsible for massacres, expropriations and genocide, then it's time to get up and do something, it's passed time in fact, and in the UK to change the government next year.

Not that the Opposition has any better record but at least they might be better on this than the present shower. And even if they are no better, we must always punish those in power for their depredations whenever we can, even if it is only by replacing them for the time being with another coterie of nincompoops.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Florist window

Clifton Road, Maida Vale

David Norris speaks truth to power

"Israel is afraid of Palestinian unity. That's what all this is about." He speaks to the recalled Irish Senate (the Seanad) after Ireland abstained from action at the UN over Gaza.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Palestine Solidarity Campaign - national march for Gaza


Salmond spanked by Darling

Apologies: has removed the video.

"Any eight-year-old child can tell you the flag of a country, the capital and the currency." (But not Alex Salmond as regards Scotland)