In 2012 the World Bank issued a report on the effects a 4 degree level of warming would have on the planet and us. Entitled Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must […]
Here is the eighth show of Science and Non-Science: Relief from Belief in which I talk about Ghosts, the “profession” of ghost hunting and explanations for ghost sightings. The song at the start of the show […]
Here is the seventh show of Science and Non-Science: Relief from Belief in which I talk about spontaneous human combustion. I cover some of the history of reports of the phenomenon along with possible explanations for […]
(Originally Published on Indymedia.ie in January 2011)
This time two years ago, Gaza was being bombarded ceaselessly, from land, sea and air, by the forces of an illegal occupying force. Civilians were deliberately targeted along with schools, power stations, and other non-military targets. Overall, the occupying forces managed to kill 1,416 Palestinians, of which 926 were civilians and 255 were police officers. The occupying force which I am speaking of is of course the Israeli Defence Forces. The supposed reasoning behind this illegal, three week long incursion into Gaza, was in order to stop rocket attacks when in matter of fact it was simply an exercise in military domination. As testimony from Israeli soldiers who took part in the offensive, dubbed Operation Cast Lead, shows, Israel “used insane amounts of firepower”; firepower used indiscriminately against a civilian population. This is the kind of existential but also very real threat that the Palestinian people have to live with on a day-to-day basis.