EXPOSED: Luke Akehurst, Saudi Arms Sales, Shai Masot, and the Israeli Lobby

29 Jul

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[The above collection includes images available from the internet of Luke Akehurst speaking on behalf of the Zionist Federation, an image of a girl disfigured by use of Saudi White phosphorous, a Stop Arming Saudi image, and an image of the efforts to silence critics of Israel]

This blog article is about Luke Akehurst and the extent of his involvement against the will of the British people and collusion with the State of Israel to undermine British politics and democracy.

You should be aware that Luke Akehurst has been a Labour member for many years; is known to dislike the current party leader, Jeremy Corbyn; and is a very active supporter of the Israeli government in the UK.

We’ll go into his work and professional background, other activities, as well as links to the nefarious Israeli lobby, shortly, but let’s first start with what initially necessitated this blog exposé on his involvement.

On the 26 July, 2017, Luke tweeted the following:

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It was in direct response to a tweet by Green Party Leader, Caroline Lucas, calling for the complete cessation of arms sales to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Luke replies that supporting Saudi’s assault on Yemen is justified in his view, because (and I quote): “I absolutely do not want Iran to win in Yemen or anywhere else.”

Luke’s view of Iran, ‘as a common enemy of Western society’, is essentially a Zionist and Israeli one, but not entirely unjustified.

His comments were made in reference to current war efforts and activities by the Saudi regime in Yemen.

To be clear, Iran is not currently active in Yemen.

Rather, the UAE, Israel, and the US, currently run secret torture centres there, and the country is under constant joint military bombardment, including use of White phosphorous.

Use of White phosphorous has long been banned under international law, but you can see in one of the images above (girl to the right), that it is still in use and the damage and suffering its indiscriminate use causes.

Since 2015, in excess of 2,000 children have been murdered by the Saudis in Yemen and now Amnesty, UNICEF, and others report major outbreaks of cholera and potential famine.

Hichem Yezza, Editor-in-chief at Ceasefire Magazine, called Luke’s support for Saudi repugnant and ill-informed.

Luke’s response was to first question Hichem’s credentials on the matter and then seemingly ignore the costs of orchestrated proxy wars, claiming that selling arms to Saudi is right and proper because it protects British industry and jobs.

For the record, it is no secret that the Saudi war with Yemen is a proxy war and part of Israel’s so-called Yinon plan, to establish a greater Israel, and wipe out its Muslim and Arab enemies in the Middle East.

According to international law, Israel is not permitted to have any nuclear weapons; but it does, and has the fourth largest military in the world.

The fact of the matter is, countries like Turkiye, Iran, and Pakistan, help keep Israel and its plans in check. Without which, Israel’s activities would go unchecked, with disastrous outcomes for the whole of humanity.

Nonetheless, Israel continues to do all it can to work around and undermine these safeguards.

Despite knowing this, Luke refuses to publicly admit any of it, claiming that it’s all a conspiracy.

However, on closer inspection, when you ask Luke about his work and affiliations, he goes quiet all of a sudden.

For example, Luke is employed as a director for the British-based ‘We Believe in Israel’ Campaign (WBiIC).

WBiIC is a campaigning organisation founded and set up by BICOM, known as the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, which was founded by the Israeli billionaire, Chaim Poju Zabludowicz.

Zabludowicz acquired his fortune via his father, Schlomo, an arms dealer.

Poju Zabludowicz was recently required to give evidence in corruption charges laid against Netanyahu and is known to have given former British Prime Minister, David Cameron, significant, undisclosed personal donations and gifts.

BICOM and the ‘We Believe in Israel’ Campaign are lobbying organisations, but neither are registered as such, which is a legal requirement in accordance with UK lobbying regulations.

Luke denies that either BICOM or WBiIC are involved in lobbying activities, but you can see the evidence here for yourselves.

Further evidence of lobbying can be found here.

Chaim Poju Zabludowicz is also closely linked with the Community Security Trust founder, Gerald Maurice Ronson, who is a convicted fraudster and suspected tax avoider.

The ‘We Believe in Israel’ Campaign published a claim on its website to have gathered the support of 200 plus UK Members of Parliament, to support the activities and efforts of the State of Israel as part of their individual candidacy and election commitment in the 2017 General Election.

This is a clear breach of electioneering and lobbying regulations.

After some persistent questioning, Luke confirmed that BICOM pays his salary as director of WBiIC.

Luke also confirmed that he has met with the former Israeli diplomat Shai Masot.

For those unaware, Masot was sent back to Israel, after he was exposed by Al Jazeera, for attempting to infiltrate and subvert British politics and democratic processes.

When questioned as to when he last met with Masot, Luke answered that he last met with him in 2016.

Luke was pushed further, to provide exact details, of what he last discussed with Masot, but refused to answer.

Similarly, when asked to give the name of his new contact and handler from Israel at the British Israeli Embassy, Luke also refused to answer and simply blocked the Twitter account asking him these questions.

[Watch and listen from 2mins 40secs]

Interestingly, Luke has not expressed any concern regarding the girl (see header image) who was disfigured by the use of White phosphorous.

Not that you care, Luke, but her name is Walaa Hussien al-Hutroum, aged 9, from Sanaa, Yemen. The photo was taken on the 25 April, 2015.

Luke is also implicated in the false smears of antiSemitism instigated by Ruth Smeeth, MP, former staff member of BICOM against Labour activist Mark Wadden.

Luke is also a member and supporter of the World Zionist Organisation and proactively works to counter and criminalise the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

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Note: all of this is going to your Labour branch CLP, the Charity Commission, the Electoral Commission, Momentum, and the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists.

[If you are reading any of this, Luke et al, I have scraped your websites, so delete away, as I have copies of everything!]

Author: Jason Schumann

British Sikhs Rally With Alt Right to Malign and Vilify Muslims

29 Jul

[Published 29 July, 2017]

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[Image via Twitter from a now deleted Facebook post of interview given by Bhai Mohan Singh on LBC with Katie Hopkins]

For somewhat disgruntled and clearly resentful reasons, a number of British Sikh organisations appeared to have aligned themselves with members of the alt shite and libertarian movement in order to attack Muslims.

One of these organisations is the Sikh Awareness Society (SAS), which lists Prabjot Singh as its website registrant. Bhai Mohan Singh (above) is also involved in the work and activities of SAS.

SAS states on its website, that:

“In Britain today Sikh youth are still actively targeted on the basis of their religion and history. This historically linked hate-crime causes much emotional distress to the families involved with the majority of these cases ending up in abuse.”

Perhaps herein lies part of the root cause of the Sikh community’s alignment with Far Right commentators and hate preachers in an ongoing bitter attack on British Muslims.

It seems that SAS are rightfully unhappy with the fact that British police wrongly classify racist attacks on Sikhs as antiMuslim hate crimes and/ or classify them under general “Race and Religious” hate crimes.

It is perfectly right that SAS and other Sikh organisations should have such grievances and challenge the police to properly record hate crimes according to the classification of different ethnic and religious groups.

As early as March 2016, another Sikh organisation, which lists Lord (Indarjit) Singh of Wimbledon CBE as its director and published a letter on its website regarding the false reporting and recording of hate crimes against Sikhs.

SAS, however, has gone one step too far and sought to align itself and garnered support from the likes of Katie Hopkins, Anne-Marie Waters, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, and Dr Ryan Waters of the UK Independence Party.

Waters, Hopkins, and Lennon, have all repeatedly called for the genocide and expulsion of all Muslims from Europe, claiming that Europe is being overrun and facing imminent Islamification and that the White race is being wiped out.

Bhai Mohan Singh, also of SAS, recently gave an interview for LBC with the former radio presenter, Hopkins, before she was forced to resign due to her continued and unapologetic racist and antiMuslim outbursts after a public campaign.

Hopkins, described as a PR machine for extremists, has recently been photographed having a selfie taken with a holocaust denier and travelled to Sicily to support the anti-Immigrant campaign, Defend Europe.

Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson, is more than happy to drag up and reignite ancient and colonial division between Sikhs and Muslims, which SAS seems more than happy go along with and draw out to no constructive or positive benefit or outcome.

Returning to the Sikh communities grievances with police monitoring of hate crimes and having corresponded with Jasvir Singh of the Sikh Federation, UK, the available data for hate crimes against Sikhs would suggest that some 3,500 hate crimes were misreported and recorded for 2015/ 6.

But do such valid grievances of Muslim grooming gangs and the marginalisation of Sikh concerns regarding the police ever warrant the Sikh communities White supremacist associations?

Many members of the Sikh community say no!

The comments have been anonymised in a now apparently deleted Facebook post, but here are some of the sentiments voiced by Sikhs in relation to SAS’s antiMuslim stance and links to the Far Right:

“Katie Hopkins a known and openly racist broadcaster?”

“Fucking pricks. You don’t represent my community.”

“Why are you aligning us with Katie Hopkins? She is hijacking this for her own cause”

Hardeep Singh, of the Sikh Messenger, has tweeted and posted numerous comments and articles against Muslims, including mocking the right of Muslim women to choose and have the right to wear head and face coverings in public.

In response to Singh’s mocking of the right to wear face and head coverings, the Sikh Federation appeared to condemn his comments and in fact draw parallels with similar concerns affecting Sikhs in Europe.

Author: Jason Schumann

Rick Ross: Black Male Misogyny Enables White Prejudice, Promotes Inequality, and Damages Rights and Inclusion in Society

27 Jul

[Published 27 July, 2017]

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[Image via Huffington Post]

!!Warning!! This blog post is graphic in content and fighting talk about the malaise of Black male identity and misogyny.

The rapper, Rick Ross, is recently quoted as having said, that “women rappers would succumb to him… for sex, to feed his animalistic need for sex”. (Paraphrased)

[Pardon the vulgarity, but I very much want you to be disgusted in his and the others’ views and actions I mention here].

Ross did not say, whether he would force himself on a woman – to fuck her, and feed his desire to shoot his load inside her and/ or spread his insidious seed – but his comments, suggest that he would, regardless of her right to refuse him and say No! He has, in the past, however, condoned rape.

Much like the despicable, serial rapist, Bill Cosby – who regularly drugged women, in order to have sex them; and then denied doing so, telling the women he abused, that he would ruin them, if they ever spoke out against him – Ross is also a sexual predator.

Not only are Ross’ comments on the inclusion, abuse, and value of women within society and the music industry, clearly and blatantly sexist, but they represent the views of many delinquent Black males, who believe that women should be treated as lesser than men, as weaker, servants, dogs, and sex slaves.

This view offends me greatly. So let me start by saying that this is not on, and I ain’t having any of it!

Not withstanding the deliberate and continued oppression by the White elite, of PoC – it is Black males like Ross and Cosby, who are significantly responsible for the high transmission of HIV in Afrika and elsewhere around the world, as well as high pregnancy rates and single parent families in Black communities in general.

It’s people like Ross and Cosby, who some would say, are responsible for perpetuating the subjugation and inequalities of all Black and White women, that continue to hold back Black communities and the PoC generally.

In short, these Black men contribute to the ongoing trauma that is present as a result of ongoing structural racism as a consequence of continued White hegemony.

Furthermore, it’s people like Ross and the Jamaican performer Buju Bantion – who enable, and facilitate similar abuse, but also murder of members of the LGBTIA+ community, because of the false religious doctrine instilled in us, by White, genocidal, religious zealots – like the fanatical Evangelist Christians, who are now working overtime, in Afrikan countries and other parts of the world, today.

Snoop Dog, another Afrikan American wastrel rapper regurgitates the same religious, hate-filled, pernicious fulminations as the religious zealots, that women are to serve men, and that members of the LGBTIA+ community are an abomination.

Why, when there are over 1,500 recorded species of animals, birds, and insects, who exhibit homosexuality, equality, and gender parity, are the likes of Snoop and Banton, even permitted airtime to espouse such homophobic and sexist prejudiced and hateful views? Should not we be boycotting them? Of course we should!

Don’t give me your excuses of Black trauma and victimhood, like your upbringing, poor education, poverty, police brutality, gang culture, criminality, or structural racism.

These, of course, are all relevant, and undeniable, contributory factors in the social pathology of the condition and experiences of many Black men.

However, these pathologies do not in any way clearly explain or validate the continued and persistent homophobic, misogynistic treatment and procrastinations of these Black men and do not represent or explain the morality (or lack of) of the lived experiences of Black men.

As traumatic as these indicators of the Black condition often are, this immoral stance of misogyny, errant fathers, and homophobia) is merely an excuse and does not work in this instance and has no relevance to how Black men seek to be or act out as the oppressor, or assimilate the views of White patriarchs and Far Right racists and extremists in order to validate themselves.

From my own upbringing and experience, this absolutely does not wash.

Along with all the White racists and elites who continue to maintain positions of power and wealth, violent, misogynistic and homophobic Black men should fall off the end of the world as far as I am concerned.

Black, White, or whatever, there is no place for you.

You are very much part of the problem. I reiterate the view, that these Black men contribute to and further enable the current Black condition and lived experience of the victim and perpetually oppressed.

For the Black man, it is not nor should it ever be about his ego and machismo and ‘growing a pair’, or ‘manning up’; it is and should be purely and simply about aspiring to be and do something better than the present barriers and state of affairs that exist affecting Black communities today.

It is about being better than the White oppressor, having common decency, shared values, and treating people right if you want to be accepted and respected!

For the record, I don’t like the term or the use of ‘n’ word, but I am inclined to use this deeply derogatory term, as a deserving description of them, because I consider these men (Ross, Cosby et al) to be barely human and entirely undeserving of any respect in our society and communities.

As a PoC, myself, for a number of years, I have sought to reclaim the use of the term, (1) So that racists cannot hurt me, when trying to use it against me; (2) to define Black and White males, who seek to undermine, and diminish the rights of others.

I want them to know that this is what I think of them and what we should all think of them. I get that the word is used to denigrate – and that is exactly what I wish to do to these men – denigrate them, as worthless, failed, immoral, human beings.

Insofar as the role and infleunce of religion is concerned – an education for Ross, Snoop, Cosby, and all White people, who seek to circumvent the rights, equity, and inclusion of us all – the Black community did not have a religion, per se, before it was introduced and thrusted upon us by the Western missionaries.

As the honourable Desmond Tutu once said: “The White man asked us [Afrikans] to close our eyes. In the one hand the White man gave us the Bible. In the other, he took away our lands, riches, and our rights and freedoms“.

Every White, Black, or Muslim man, who panders to the view that his gender, strength or physicality, rights, or status as a man, are privilege over and above those of women and others, is deserving of this horrible and hurtful term in my book; and should hang their heads in shame. That your views are compounded by your misguided belief that some higher being gave you such rights and privileges – well, that is just completely delusional.

Rant over!

Author: Jason Schumann

UK Home Office: Hate Crimes, Jewish Exceptionalism, and Inequality Under the Law

17 Jul

[Published 17 July, 2017, Updated 25 July, 2017]

In late 2015, the UK Government announced a £13.4m grant of taxpayers money, to fund the work of the Community Security Trust (CST), “for security measures, including security guards, at Jewish independent and state schools, colleges and nurseries, synagogues and other community sites, and will be managed by CST.”

CST, calls itself ‘the UK’s security and hate crimes monitoring organisation for members of the British Jewish community.’ It was founded by the prolific and corrupt, money-laundering and tax avoiding, property investment and business entrepreneur, Gerald Maurice Ronson, CBE.

The announcement of the grant, was made by then Prime Minister, David Cameron – a granted that was facilitated by Sir Eric Pickles, the former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – whose most recent roles include; being a paid advisor to CST for ‘undisclosed activities’, the Chair of the Conservative Friends of Israel – and now a government role as the ‘Special Envoy to Israel.’

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The grant was briefly put on hold, until Cameron left public office – to avoid exposure of his business and financial dealings, but reaffirmed by the former Home Secretary and now current Prime Minister, Theresa May, in March 2016 – at a fundraising gala dinner, organised by CST and sponsored by Deloitte.

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In March 2017, at the same fundraising gala attended by May, the current Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, also reaffirmed: “We [the Government] will be continuing the funding of the Jewish community protective security grant… for 2017 to 2018.” Adding that she, [Rudd], believed that there is, or was, a ‘significant’ jihadi threat to their [Jewish] safety in the UK.

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The remote possibility of a jihadi ‘threat’ [against British Jews] is exactly that… it is pure fantasy, that was purposely orchestrated and amplified by CST itself. It is, of course, a completely unfounded, fabrication and nonsense! The purpose of which, is to maintain the notion of Jewish privilege and exceptionalism as Chosenites.

As evidence of which, one only need take a look at Hansard, on CST’s own website, and its Twitter account. In particular, CST’s recent misleading reporting of hoax bomb threats to British Jewish schools and institutions.

As this story unfolded, the truth of the matter was, that these bomb threats were actually made by an Israeli, using “sophisticated technology”, to hide and maintain his anonymity.

He made in excess of 2000 hoax bomb threat phone calls before being caught, in at least 10 countries. Rather than admit any facts, the Israeli Government have declared him ‘mentally ill’, than admit any involvement or wrongdoing.

Prior to his identification and capture by US authorities, in January 2017, CST posted: “27 Jewish centres in the USA evacuated after bomb threats; Last week CST dealt with several threats to Jewish schools.” On several occasions, over the same period, CST also, wrongly, blamed a Black man for these same hoax bomb threats against the global Jewish community.

Aside, although the threat of experiencing acts of Jew hatred may well have increased in recent years, there is absolutely no existential threat of an act of terrorism, against British Jews, on British soil, that warrants such favouritism by the British Government, over and above the threat of such an attack, or act of hatred and abuse, experienced by any other minority religious or ethnic group in the UK!

It is a complete and utter manipulation and deception by CST, to even suggest that there is!

Again, as the evidence bears out, hate crimes towards British Jews have actually decreased overall and are far less violent, whereas abuse in general and violent attacks against members of BAME communities, refugees, and LGBTI+ communities have significantly increased. 

The fact of the matter is, that in capitulating to CST’s deliberately false and pervasive narrative, of an ‘imminent [Jihadi] attack’ on British Jews, the UK government has wilfully ignored the more prevalent and increasing abuse and hatred toward other, equally, if not more deserving, minority communities.

Without doubt, the grant, of £13.4 million, given to CST – has been given without due regard to any proper assessment, accountability, or consideration of the greater need of any other minority groups – experiencing a more significant issue of abuse and hatred.

The Home Office has thus far refused all requests to disclose any information with regard to how the grant was solicited, by whom, any audit trail or required documentation, monitoring and evaluation, breakdown of expenditure, purpose or outcomes.

If one considers the official government and police data [on increases in hate crimes], on which groups – are most likely to be subjected to abuse, attacks, and hatred, or similar threats – members of the British Jewry are at the bottom of the scale, yet receive greater privilege and favouritism more than any other groups.

What have these other groups – who are indeed statistically and evidentially in greater need – in regard to provision, support, and intervention been given or provided with?

The answer, is merely ‘access’ to a small proportion of a £1 million funding pot. That British Jews should receive more support from the UK Government, than the murdered members of the LGBTI+ community; Muslims who have been subjected to acid attacks and run over outside mosque for prayers; or refugees and immigrants relentlessly abused murdered in the streets?

In favouring CST, over other groups monitoring and challenging hatred and abuse, all that the UK government has done, is dismiss the rights of those in greater need, and pander to the view of Jewish victimhood and exceptionalism, which works to ferment and increasing resentment of Jews in general. 

As it stands, the fact that CST is the sole recipient of such a significant grant goes against all current British laws and principles and values for fairness and equality under the law.

Update:

Since publishing this blog article, it has been visited more than a 1000 times.

The locations of visitors reading this article; including Jersey, Ireland, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Oman, and spidered content aggregation by the NewsCorp-owned, business and financial aggregate website, factiva.com.

Interestingly, all the locations mentioned in this update, can be traced to Gerald Maurice Ronson’s worldwide business associates, investors, and partners.

Author: Jason Schumann

Notes to Editors:

1. Gerald Maurice Ronson is a convicted fraudster and has since been awarded a CBE, by the Queen of England and Common Wealth, at the behest of certain members of the British Government and establishment.

2. Ronson, is listed as a founding director of approximately 138 companies registered at both CST’s offices in Hendon and from his personal office in the City of London.

3. Ronson’s companies and business empire, are largely run through a series of shell, holding, and dormant companies, that are traceable to a single company registered  in Jersey, for tax purposes.

4. The company responsible for Ronson’s empire is RONTEC GROUP (JERSEY) LIMITED, which lists one of its directors as Union Bancaire Privee.

5. Union Bancaire Privee is registered in Switzerland and is protected under Swiss tax and privacy laws.

6. Union Bancaire Privee and its employees also have financial investments and tax avoidance dealings with the UK, US, and Israel.

7. Union Bancaire Privee has, on several occasions, successfully been prosecuted and implicated in money laundering, manipulation of financial markets, and tax avoidance in the Bahamas, including its role in the Madoff scandal.

8. CST itself has previously been accused of acting as an instrument to promote Israeli propaganda and has been instrumental in shaping and forming UK Government policy on the criminalisation of criticism of Israel as being anti-Semitic.

9. CST also lists several shell/ dormant companies dealing with its financial activities in order to avoid tax via Jersey and Switzerland.

10. David Cameron stepped down as PM in order to avoid an audit and disclosure of his business dealings, investments, and private donations.

11. Sir Eric Pickles has previously been on the payroll of CST but has refused to disclose any payments or details of the work carried out on its behalf.

12. Theresa May is a former financial advisor to corporate finance, having given advice to companies and private individuals on tax avoidance.

13. Amber Rudd has had several bankrupt and dissolved companies and several of her business partners have previously been prosecuted for financial crimes.

An Organised System of Unethical Taxation, Poverty and Inequality

30 Jun

[Published 01 July, 2017] 

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If we wish to live in so-called ‘progressive societies’ – where we all have some form of access to health provision, welfare, public services, and good infrastructure – I doubt that anyone would disagree that most, if not all of us, should pay some form tax.

In the most basic terms, our governments have always needed to raise cash to pay for such services, whether it be to service past or current war efforts, build hospitals, new railways, or provide social housing.

The problems with paying tax is that the tax systems are arbitrary and unnecessary, meaning the amount of tax we pay varies; being unfairly distributed and enabling avoidance, due to lax rules and procedures in collecting it.

By arbitrary, I mean that our governments often impose tax just because they can, rather than out of any particular necessity, like on certain important purchases that we make.

For example, should we pay tax on medicines needed to keep us healthy, that our governments already tax? Should we pay tax on heating and lighting, or the water we drink, wash, or bath in?

Pharmaceuticals are taxed on their research, development, and manufacture – and then government collects more tax from the consumer purchasing them!

Taxing us after paying the purchase price for medicines, that we all need for our good health? And surely access to water is a universal right, is it not?

It works the same way with almost other forms of tax, like when we have general tax, which is deducted at source from our wages. For example, a percentage of general taxation goes toward paying for the construction of new roads. The government then collects more tax from us when some roads are converted to toll roads.

Take owning a car as another example; to get you to and from work etc. We are taxed for purchasing and owning the vehicle, on the fuel it consumes (on duty, then VAT!), on repairs, keeping it on the road, and insuring it!

In many countries, it is actually the poorest in society who pay disproportionately higher taxes than those on middle incomes and considerably more than the wealthiest. 

For example, if you smoke or drink alcohol – and no, this is not an inference that poorer people smoke or drink more – the tax levied on the purchase of these items is as high as 80%!

Consider the impact of this when you are on minimum wage; struggling to pay bills, travel costs or using a vehicle, heating and lighting, weekly food shop, and health and other insurances.

The more fortunate – who are able to pay into pensions and savings schemes for old age and emergencies; to purchase property, insurance, and investments – don’t get much of a better deal either!

For those able to save into a pension, additional tax is paid on the annuity and when income is drawn. In the case of women reliant on a spouses pensions, when the spouse dies, in the UK, women only receive a 60% entitlement but still pay tax on the pension, plus everything else.

When purchasing a property, there are a variety of fees and taxes levied even before we get to move in. Then we pay annual taxes on services to the property and for government and public authority services provided within the local community in which the property is located.

Alongside national and local taxes, there are also several forms of interest and tax on annual insurance and mortgage payments. When we come to sell the property, the tax paid on selling a property is determined on whether it has increased in value but is often capped regardless of household income, property size, or value.

In short, if you own a six bedroomed property, worth three million, with an annual household income of seven hundred thousand, you will pay no more tax on the property – either for national and local taxes, or on its sale – than say,owning and selling a four bedroomed property, worth four hundred thousand with an income of two hundred thousand!

The last global crash occurred due to the artificial inflation of housing prices, repackaged bad debts, and unaffordable mortgages, sold and created by banks, insurers, and speculators – all of which was enabled with our governments’ full knowledge and consent.

In countries where it has been provided, social housing stocks continue to be sold off to the private sector, who rent them out, or sell them on at inflated prices. For example, if a social housing property was sold ten years ago for one hundred and twenty thousand, today its value is likely to have been inflated to three hundred and fifty thousand.

If you are a private investor – from China or Russia, let’s say – you can purchase an off plan new build property for one hundred and fifty thousand and sell it on at double that when its constructed, or sit on it for several years until it increases in value even more.

Further more, a private investor can purchase such a property through an intermediary, such as a shell or holding company that is registered offshore, thus paying minimal tax, whereas an ordinary purchaser will pay the maximum amount of tax to be paid.

Our governments enable, permit, and even encourage private enterprise, banks, and investors to profit when the economy is buoyant and avoid paying tax, forcing middle and low income people to pick up the tab.

All the while, social housing stocks are decreasing and not being replaced, whilst private sector rents are increasing, and the purchase price of property is on the rise again.

Through Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the UK government currently employs more than three thousand staff – on minimum wage – chasing fraudulent welfare and benefits payments, but fewer than four hundred staff on chasing those who avoid tax.

Do you see the problem?

Whether in the UK or in any other country, the tax system is organised theft and was created and is maintain in order to prey on the poorest, whilst favouring the wealthiest and actually works to create and prop up poverty and inequality.

In case you did not get the memo, the wealthiest only pay the tax they choose to and our governments allow them to do this.

Time to change the system, people!

Author: Jason Schumann

Colour Blind: Flags, Racism, PoC, and LGBTI Pride

28 Jun

[Published 28 June, 2017]

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For those not aware, ‘PoC’ is an abbreviation of the phrase People of Colour.

It’s a term that is commonly used as an all-encompassing catchall phrase – mainly in the United States – to describe people of all cultures and ethnicities, who are non-White.

Whilst it’s still a label indicative of difference – and some may find it too politically correct or even contentious – its usage makes for a good start in the process of moving away from – and the divisions and inequalities of – and connotations associated with racial profiling.

Moreover, its use has been adopted as an attempt to partly cast off notions of race and racism – and, in some way – seeks to unite people [of colour] in a common cause against systemic and social injustices.

In 2017, as part of the official ceremony and opening celebrations for the Philadelphia annual Pride event, the organising committee unveiled a redesigned Pride flag, to include two new (black and brown) stripes, thus seeking to give greater recognition to People of Colour (PoC).

The addition of these two stripes was intended to make QPoC somehow feel more included – and to acknowledge the existence racism from within the community – as a result of the publication of a report of racial profiling in LGBTI bars and clubs in Philadelphia’s Gaybourhood.

Despite this key point, some within our LGBTI communities, were dismissive about the addition of the stripes… on ‘aesthetic grounds’ – yes, you read that right – as if the pretty colours are apparently more important than rights and inclusion! Then we have those expressing complete outrage and indignation at the ‘desecration of such an iconic symbol’, because it the flag already represents PoC. Others have blamed PoC and accused them of being divisive. Yes, this is mainly White people saying all these things.

And people say there is no racism with in the community? I mean, we only need to consider how many non-PoC still perpetuate racial stereotypes of Black men as ‘lions and beasts’, South East Asian men and and women in their smaller physiques, willingness to please, and perceived submissive manner, and Black women as ‘hard work’ or ‘difficult to handle.’

These statements are all stereotypes made and acted out by both Heterosexuals and members of the LGBTI communities, who them use to define PoC.

My partner, of 11 years – who is a White male – told me of an encounter whilst he was on the metro system, with a colleague when he lived in KL some years ago. On hearing two young women speak in Malay, his colleague heard them commenting on ‘how White men are supposed to have big cocks.’ As he was getting off the metro, my partner’s (White, male) colleague, who speaks or spoke fluent Malay, said: “Yes, it’s true! Wanna try?”

The fact is, many White men do travel to live, work, and holiday in South East Asia, purely to have sex with South East Asian men and women. For example, ‘Rice queens’ – as some LGBTI-ers are called, within the community – are mainly White men who prefer South East Asian men.

I know that many of my South East Asian friends, are now increasingly fed up with this narrative and insist on being dominant with White men. Similarly, many African-American and Black-British men, have refused to have any sexual and/ or social relations with White males, because of perceived racism. To give further weight to this view, many White males will put ‘no Black or Asians’ on their profiles on dating websites and apps.

Clearly, without wish to sexualise this any further, many PoC are still viewed as – exotic objects and ‘Other’; to be conquered, dominated, and to be subservient – which maintains and continues to prop up the tired, repetitious position that PoC are lower beings and should know their place.

At this years’ Pride event in Ohio, a group of PoC LGBTI-ers conducted a small protest by stopping the parade. They were asking onlookers to give several minutes silence, in remembrance of the murders of more than 14 Trans PoC in the United States in the first part 2017. It follows similar campaigns on social media, like ‘Black Lives Matters’ and ‘Say Her Name.’

However, before being moved on by police, with some of the protesters actually being arrested, the onlookers apparently booed and jeered at the protesters, claiming that the protesters were obstructing the parade and disrespecting their fellow LGBTI-ers and the celebrations.

The point is, that many PoC within the community still experience exclusion, injustice, and forms of racism both from within the community itself and externally in their lives outside the community – and are still disadvantaged because of how society views us, simply because of the colour of their skin. PoC still rightly believe that they continue to be marginalised; that their voices are not heard or being listened to, and that nothing has moved on for them since the Stonewall riots. This is particularly acute in the United States and in countries like France.

As I noted earlier, whilst some may argue that this change is unnecessary or even diminutive – what this step actually does – is give PoC within the community, greater visibility and enables non-PoC to reflect on their own personal views of PoC and racism from within. Clearly, it’s another step towards greater inclusivity for PoC who have been made to feel excluded and subjected to different forms of prejudice and discrimination by White LGBTI-ers.

The view that the flag has always colour blind and inclusive of all cultures and ethnicities, does not wash with anyone, except non-PoC. One might describe this ‘colour blind’ perspective of the flag, as a form of ‘exceptionalism’ and ‘cognitive dissonance.’ So if the addition of these two new stripes encourages and creates more debate, then this has done its job and is a positive and necessary step in realising what needs to change within the LGBTI community to address some of the above issues.

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As I explained to an old friend and colleague who runs a national organisation for PoC in the arts in the UK:

“Look at these additions [of the two [black and brown] stripes to the flag] as a mirror into which the largely White, privileged hegemony of [the LGBTI] community can [take a long, hard] look at itself, introspectively, and to reflect, on its own role, in perpetuating racial exclusion, and cultural stereotypes.”

We might also then take the time to look further at our views of people who are transgender and the participation and acceptance of members of the Jewish diaspora within our community without the politics of ‘us’ and ‘them.’

If you are a White person reading this blog article, may I suggest that you click on some the linked articles, reflect, and start a conversation with others. Hey, if you don’t socialise with PoC, perhaps even make the effort to.

Author: Jason Schumann

Twitter Censoring Criticism of Israel As Hate Speech

22 Jun

[Published 22 June, 2017]

Between 1948 – 54 and possibly over a longer period, Israel was responsible for the abuse and disappearance of 100’s if not several thousand Yemeni babies.

This heinous act has been reported by the BBC, Haaretz, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Independent, and many other global news outlets.

According to various official and independent sources, parents of newborn Yemeni babies, were told by doctors and other officials, that their babies had died during or shortly after birth.

We now know this to be a lie and a coverup by hospitals, the medical profession, and the Israeli government.

In December 2016, the Jerusalem Post published news of 200,000 documents concerning what is believed to have happened to these innocent babies.

Originally, these files and documents were ordered sealed until 2071 and only released after much public pressure and outrage.

Many of these babies are now believed to have been given to Israeli families, whereas other babies may have been used as organ donors, and some underwent post-mortem surgical procedures.

Similarly, another injustice committed by Israeli doctors and officials, is the recent revelation that some Ethiopian Jewish mothers, were forcibly sterilised.

So what does this injustice and travesty have to do with the social media platform, Twitter, you may ask?

According to my own sources, it would appear from a number of reports received, that Twitter is accusing users of hate speech; for merely posting any comments or links to articles or references, of these missing and disappeared Yemeni babies.

Presumably, under pressure from members of the Jewish diaspora, Zionist supporters and organisations, and the Israeli government, that users who post such content are committing blood-libel and thus an expression of hatred or prejudice towards Jews.

On the contrary, posting something on social media which is in fact based on the truth and historical, documented facts, can never be a form of hate speech and should never be curtailed.

Users who link to these reports and/ or post any links, comments, or articles, are being threatened with having their accounts suspended by Twitter and advised to remove them, thus denying the truth of occurrence of these events.

If we go down this route, then we will all ultimately lose control of our individual sovereignty and universal human rights, including the freedom to speak out and criticise our own and other governments for what are crimes against humanity.

It would appear in this instance, that Twitter is bowing to official pressure to silence Israel’s critics.

Author: Jason Schumann

Note:

I haven’t posted the names or details of those whom I am aware have been threatened by Twitter. The reason I have not  is to respect their right to privacy and prevent any abuse they may receive for speaking out.

Stephen Silverman and the Sickness of Jewish Privilege – Grenfell Towers Fire

16 Jun

[Published 16 June, 2017] 

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In recent months, I’ve posted several blogs concerning Zionism, Jewish privilege and victimhood, and the Israeli Lobby; so, the last I want to do – following the fire that engulfed Grenfell Towers, which has resulted in the needless loss of in excess of more than 100 lives – is write a blog about a Zionist and prominent member of the UK Jewry, who unwisely thought it wise to make light of the tragedy, by shamelessly seeking to point score against one of his perceived enemies.

Now, please don’t get me wrong on this. Like any human being, I am the first to admit, that I have occasionally taken a swipe at, and derived amusement and satisfaction, from seeing those whom I have reason to dislike, get their comeuppance, so-to-speak.

However, the last thing I would ever do, is seek to derive pleasure from their death, an injury, or suffering. Neither would I intentionally or otherwise, seek to trivialise and weaponise a tragedy such as the Grenfell Towers fire, and certainly never in order influence someone else’s opinion, belittle, or express a particular repulsion or dislike for someone.

In this case, Stephen Silverman, aka Mr. Slitherman, aka @bedlamjones, and the ‘enforcer’, who is the ‘Director of Prosecutions and Investigations’, for a so-called nefarious fake charity, Campaign Against AntiSemitism (CAA), sought to denigrate Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the UK Labour party, purely to further the Jewish cause of perpetual victimhood and the Jewish communities’ general dislike for him, because of his peaceful stance in the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

For those that do not know, Slitherman is a known harasser of women on social media, which he was recently forced to admit in open court, at Westminster Magistrates, in December 2016, in what has turned out to be a failed and misconceived attempt by CAA, to criminalise valid criticism of Israel’s war crimes and human rights abuses. The case was sponsored by the Israeli government itself and has since been dropped.

In a now deleted post on Twitter, Slitherman’s cheap and – quite frankly, what can only be described as a despicable pot-shot – claimed that Corbyn’s proposals to support the Grenfell Towers survivors – who are now homeless and the families of victims of the fire – was “a grotesque, self-serving cynicism.”

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Slitherman posted this comment in the wake of the fire and Corbyn’s condemnation of Theresa May’s inaction and alleged coverup of the tragedy.

The condemnation, concerning May’s unwillingness to meet residents; that her government purposely sat on a fire safety report, that could have prevented this tragedy had the report’s recommendations been implemented; and the suspicion and concern that her government is micromanaging the aftermath of the tragedy, including withholding details on the total number of deaths.

What Slitherman was referring to, when posting what he did, were Corbyn’s subsequent comments in Parliament and, unlike May’s refusal to do so, his willingness to visit local residents, as if he was conducting a public relations exercise.

Anyone who knows Corbyn, knows that this is simply not so and utterly outrageous to even suggest it.

One individual, who commented on the post, also suggested that Slitherman was attempting to smear Corbyn with a wrongly attributed quote that was actually made by Winston Churchill. The quote concerned the requisitioning privately owned property, to rehouse people who were made homeless after WWII. It was the reviled Daily Mail that published Churchill’s quote as Corbyn’s. Slitherman, either knowingly or otherwise, was repeating the smear in order to compound it.

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For absolute clarity, the quote in question – was, in fact – made by Churchill.

Before deleting his callous and mendacious smear of Corbyn, however – which was not his first, and which he only did… after it was pointed out him how despicable it was – Slitherman’s post had 16 retweets, 20 favourites, and various follow-up posts by those in apparent like-minded awareness and agreement with his intentions in posting what he did.

For the record, I, myself, have been on the receiving end of Slitherman’s bile, and it was not pleasant. Clearly, the only person guilty of being “grotesque” and of “self-serving cynicism” here, is Slitherman himself.

It truly despairs and pains me to say this – but Slitherman, like so many other Zionists and anti-Corbynites – are truly pernicious and resentful specimens, who will use any means at their disposal to discredit their self-created enemies.

As a closer to this blog, it is also worth noting, that 72 members of May’s government are landlords of private and/ or social housing – all of whom, voted against and filibustered a proposal by Corbyn – to recommend installation of sprinkler systems in all or most high-rise residential buildings.

A proposal that – had it  been passed – could have prevented the deaths of the victims in the Grenfell Towers fire.

Perhaps Slitherman should consider “whispering” more quietly next time!

Author: Jason Schumann

Whitesplaining Colonialism and Structural Racism: Human Zoo 

14 Jun

[Published 12 June, 2017]

Black people, people of colour, are exotic, aren’t they? I asked

What do you mean? He replied

Well, think about it. I said

The idea that people from Africa, and other natives, are exhibits and trophies. I exclaimed

To be paraded in front of crowds; to buy, and work them into the ground

Intellectually

To be inspected, studied, and marvelled at, like a specimen… in a jar

Cruelly

Shackled and chained, in service… to do the White man’s bidding… according to when and how he says

But that’s in the past. He said

To always know one’s place, never question, or speak out, and stay in line. I said

Whilst mugshot, gunned down, and framed behind bars, as a reminder of our place.

To be considered ‘upperty’, ‘difficult’, have a chip on one’s shoulders, or have ‘too much attitude’, lacking grace? I said

(Any you wonder why?) I said

To be limited in what you can, should be allowed to do freely, and forever typecast. 

Have you ever been called a nigger, sold as chattel, overlooked, stopped so many times you no longer care? I asked

Turned down for a job, because you don’t fit in or look the part? I asked

Interrogated because your family name doesn’t match your skin tone? I asked

Do you share my past, my suffering, or my ancestors’? I asked

His answer came back: No.

Then don’t ask me to be ok with an exhibition that reminds of me this.

To be looked at in curiosity and humorous or pitied spectacle

To remind us all of the wrongs of our past

If you want to look at me (without reflecting on your burden that you have put upon me) then do so for me and what I can bring, have achieved, or can do. 

Author: Jason Schumann 

EXPOSED: British General Election and Israeli Lobby

9 Jun

[Published 09 June 2017]

As the Russian media and Putin’s government have been exposed for interfering in the election of Donald Trump and efforts to subvert the outcome of the election of France’s President Macron, so have Israel’s efforts to alter the outcome of the UK General Election.

President Macon of France, whose private emails were leaked, noted in the Youtube clip shown above, that no foreign state power should use propaganda or seek to undermine and interfere with the democratic processes of any other state as a means to its own ends.

This is exactly why Donald Trump is now facing impeachment for his collusion with the Russian government in the hacking of the DNC and smearing Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign. 

In the case of this blog, it can now be confirm that three British-based organisations have been exposed in actively attempting to subvert and influence the democracy of British politics, by specifically seeking to gerrymander the outcome of the election.

All of the organisations mentioned, have direct links to the Israeli government itself.

A search of social media posts confirms that one of these nefarious organisations, the Israel Britain Alliance, had its website set up anonymously by the World Zionist Federation.

In its campaign to muster up support in the UK General 2017, the Israel Britain Alliance, which was set up in February 2016 and renewed its web domain registration in February 2016, just six weeks before Theresa May announced the June election on the 18 April, 2017, states that its purpose is to persuade election candidates to sign up to its pledge to support Israel.

Its campaign appears to have had some success, in that more than 200 election candidates have pledged their support of the State of Israel.

Another of these lobbying organisations, is the ‘We Believe in Israel’ campaign website, which appears to have been set up by the British Israel Communications and Research Centre.

One of its directors, is listed as Richard Adam Cannon, who is also listed as a director of the London Jewish Forum and the London Press Club. The ‘We Believe in Israel’ website, lists several activities, including campaigning against UK foreign aid being given to charities supporting the education of Palestinian children.

Luke Akehurst, its director and an active Labour member, boasts the success of the pledge to lobby election candidates to support Israel and its efforts to criminalise the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement that opposes illegal settlements and human rights abuses of Palestinians.

In its general election ‘campaign toolkit’, the We Believe in Israel website, gives volunteers and supporters ‘How-to’ guides on ‘lobby[ing] MPs’, ‘influence[ing] people’, ‘dealing with anti-Israel arguments’, ‘joining a political or trade union party’, ‘sending campaign emails’, and provides a number of lesson plans, resources, and factsheets on preparedness and countering criticism of Israel.

A third organisation, the Anglo Israel Association, is run by one Ruth Saunders. Its president is the current UK Israeli Ambassador, Mark Regev, who has repeatedly dismissed the role of Shai Masot, the Israeli diplomat etc, who was sacked and ordered to return to Israel for actively subverting UK politics and democracy with threats to ‘bring down’ MPs considered to be anti-Israel.

No one is suggesting that the organisations listed in this blog article are or have been involved in leaking false, hacked, or misleading information to the media in the UK General Election, but not one of these organisations are registered as lobbying organisations, which is a legal requirement under UK law.

The purpose in their campaign is, and always has been, to influence UK foreign policy in regard to the Middle East peace process between Israel and Gaza and the wider Middle East conflict regarding Iran and Syria, which is part of a longerterm plan to remove Israel’s enemies.

Author: Jason Schumann

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