The press

PROTEST OUTSIDE BBC FOR RACIST FLOTILLA COVERAGE SUNDAY 22nd

Sunday, August 22nd 13:00 – 18:00

We will be protesting outside BBC headquarters in London to protest against the recently aired Panorama documentary “Death in the Med” which illuminated & condoned the Israeli propaganda, lies & rhetoric used in their defense of the unlawful murder of 9 humanitarian activists upon the Marvi Marmara on 31st May 2010!! These lies & cover-ups need to be exposed by those of us who will settle for no less than the truth & to see those accountable for their murders are brought to justice!!
BBC Television Centre

Hammersmith, W12 7

London, United Kingdom

Nearest station: White City Underground station (Central Line)

Panorama aired ‘Death on the Med’ a documentary about the Israeli attacks on the Freedom Flotilla in May 2010 – Israel’s version.

The BBC once again aired and spread propaganda on Israel’s behalf.

Enough is enough, we all know the truth of the terrorist attacks committed by Israel on unarmed peace activists! The BBC needs to know that it cannot continue airing lies as the truth.

Special Guests:

Fiachra Ó Luain
Ken O’Kefee
Paveen Yaqub

http://bpc-world.co.uk/2010/08/demo-bbc-studios-london/

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newcastle
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151297358219342

london
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/event.php?eid=151713191507367

manchester
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8330092229&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=149543738404470


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About kruitvat

I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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10 Responses to The press

  1. kruitvat says:

    The Newcastle protest meets 1pm at the BBC on Barrack Road, please get down and support us if you can, even if you can only spare half an hour or so, come and show your face and let the BBC know that we dont want our money being spent defending war crimes and propaganda.
    Bring flags, banners, placards, megaphones, cameras, anything you want to but most importantly, bring yourself and bring your friends!!
    Not just to Newcastle, but to all of the protests across the country. If nothing is happening at a BBC near you, make it happen!!! Protests happened in Belfast, Nottingham and Bristol. If anyone needs further details, please get in contact.

    Newcastle
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151297358219342

  2. kruitvat says:

    History:

    The seventh episode / schemes demolition and relocation in the city of Jerusalem:
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=268545116777

  3. kruitvat says:

    Open Letters:
    Ken O’Keefe’s Open Letter to BBC Panorama’s Jane Corbin http://kenokeefe.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/an-open-letter-to-bbc-panoramas-jane-corbin/

  4. kruitvat says:

    KEN O’KEEFE
    An Open Letter to BBC Panorama’s Jane Corbin

    Aloha Jane,

    As you know Panorama aired ‘Death in the Med’ this week. Well Jane, I have been in the media game long enough to know that moral depravity and lack of integrity are qualities that are rewarded rather than discouraged in your field of work. With such experience it is impossible for me to take commitments from someone like yourself seriously, and that is why I recorded our conversation clandestinely, a conversation in which you confirmed the agreement that was made between the BBC and myself with yourself and Alys as BBC representatives. In that agreement it was clear that I would agree to the interview if only you included the fact that we let the commandos go. Knowing that was the agreement and anticipating that I was going to confirm it once more after the interview you said;
    “Well its the point about we didn’t kill the commandos, we had them in… that will be in there don’t worry. (laughing) That’s, that is important for us because obviously they would say they felt their lives were in danger, to which the corollary is, well their lives could have been in danger but we let them go. I think that’s a very strong point.”

    So, instead of your team honouring its commitment to me, you instead aired a farcical report with multitudes of half-truths, lies, omissions and importantly, Israeli commandos who escaped rather than being set free. Let us be frank Jane, the reason for that is because it is impossible to square the whole angle that we are “terrorists” and extremists” and killers, if we let them go. It just doesn’t fit. So for BBC in this case, when the facts do not work, you lie. In an attempt to justify this, the BBC has written an insulting letter in defence of your fallacious fairytale; this is due to the torrent of complaints that have resulted from Death in the Med.

    I mean what I say here Jane, I feel sorry for you. From what I can tell you do pretty well for yourself financially. BBC lauded you as one of its top journalists and no doubt you have the respect of many influential people, but when you get right down to it, you have become nothing but a propagandist. I would be willing to bet it did not start out that way, I am sure that when you were starting off the idea of selling your soul for the purpose of justifying murder with Orwellian skill was not in the plans. But somehow you have reached this point, and unless you decide to commit career suicide and admit your true role and the pressures that made you what you are today, you will die with the accolades from the powers that be, but your integrity will have died long before. I mean it Jane, I feel for you and hope you find the strength to do the right thing.

    I do not expect a response from you, anymore than I expected you to honour your commitment to me, or more importantly, honour the tenants of the profession we call journalism. But if you can speak the truth, I would be happy to get a response from you.

    In parting Jane, nine people were murdered on that ship, 8 of them were fathers, the youngest was aiming to become a doctor. The were on that ship for the same reason I was, to help the people of Gaza, people that include over 800,000 children, innocent children. The world largely sees them as bright lights and humanitarians and your program will have done nothing to erase that, instead you have tarnished yourself and the BBC all the more. Deep down Jane this is the truth, programs like that give the insanity of blockading and bombing and otherwise terrorising innocent people more time, what you are doing in literal effect is aiding and abetting mass-murder. I could not say that but for the fact that you know as well as I, that you and your Israeli producer, Israel Goldvicht, went out of your way to produce some first class propaganda for the Zionist project known as Israel. To be blunt, I hope what is left of your conscience pains you to such a degree that the only way to relieve the pressure is to come clean. Not only will you benefit in ways that money can never provide, but you will do a service to the innocent people you currently condemn to further outrage.

    It is up to you Jane, make no mistake, there are insiders within the BBC who are so disgusted with what you have done, they are making their moves from within the BBC because the benefits of prostituting themselves has finally reached its breaking point. Think about where you stand, think about the world your children will inherit, think about your legacy, and then act with your heart. That is my advice to you. Either way I wish you the best Jane, I am sorry that I lied by recording you without your knowledge; I do not like doing such things.

    TJP
    Ken O’Keefe
    Aloha Palestine – Managing Director
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    http://AlohaPalestine.com

    SafeTrade – ‘The commercial exchange of non-hazardous items that pose no danger to society. Trade conducted transparently and fairly that develops prosperity while fostering stability and building security in the region where it is conducted.’

    http://kenokeefe.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/an-open-letter-to-bbc-panoramas-jane-corbin/

  5. kruitvat says:

    John Pilger helps us understand the BBC’s making of “Death in the Med”
    http://kenokeefe.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/john-pilger-helps-us-understand-the-bbcs-making-of-death-in-the-med/

    This is an extract from an article published in 2002, it is so telling as it explains BBC’s relationship with Israel Goldvicht, an Israeli producer who might as well be an official agent of the Israeli hasbara (propaganda) machine. Goldvicht would have been key to getting Jane Corbin “embedded” with the Israeli commandos as they strut their GI Joe stuff. So here is Pilger’s take on it;
    On June 9, the Correspondent series on BBC Television broadcast a report about the recent siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. This was an exemplar of the problems identified in the Glasgow research. It was, in effect, an Israeli occupation propaganda film put out by the BBC. It was made as a co-production with an American channel, and the credits listed the producer as Israel Goldvicht, who runs an Israeli production company. That would have been fine had the filmmakers made any attempt to challenge the Israeli military with whom they had ingratiated themselves. “The Israelis were determined not to damage the buildings,” began the narrator. “The international press were cleared from Manger Square, but we were allowed to stay and observe the Israeli operation…” With this “unique access” unexplained to the viewers, the film presented one Colonel Lior as the star good guy, guaranteeing “medical treatment to anyone wounded,” saying a cheery hello on a mobile phone to a friend in Oxford Street and, like any colonial officer, speaking about and on behalf of the Palestinians.
    “Killers” were described by the colonel without challenge by the BBC/Israel Goldvicht team. They were “terrorists” and “gunmen,” not those resisting the invasion of their homeland. Israel’s right to “arrest” foreign peace protesters drew no query from the BBC. Not a single Palestinian was interviewed. As the sun set on his fine profile, the last word went to the good colonel. The issues between the Israelis and Palestinians, he said, “were personal points of view.”
    Well, no. The brutal subjugation of the Palestinians is, under any interpretation of the law, an epic injustice, a crime in which the colonel plays a leading part. The BBC has always provided the best, most sophisticated propaganda service in the world, because matters of justice and injustice, right and wrong are simply usurped either by “balance” or by liberal sophistry; one is either “pro-Israeli” or “pro-Palestinian.” Fiona Murch, the executive producer of Correspondent, told me that Israel Goldvicht Productions would not have won the “trust” of the Israeli army had the producer asked real journalistic questions. That was the way of “fly on the wall”: a candid admission. “It was breaking a stereotype,” she said. “It was about a good, decent man” (the colonel). She said I ought to have seen an earlier Correspondent series, which had Palestinians in it.
    I think she was trying to offer that as “balance” for “The Siege of Bethlehem”-a film that might be dismissed as cheap PR, were it not for its complicity with a regime that uses ethnic difference to deny human rights, imprisons people without charge or trial, and murders and tortures “systematically,” says Amnesty.
    Goebbels would have approved.

  6. kruitvat says:

    A beautiful gift from the BBC
    http://kenokeefe.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/bbcpanorama-delegitimises-itself-that-much-more/

    If you haven’t seen it, look for BBC Panorama’s “Death in the Med” program online, you will be treated to first class propaganda as only the BBC can deliver.

    I am one of the passengers/witnesses interviewed for this program and I am very much aware of BBC’s role in justifying war and covering up Israeli crimes. I am in no way naive about this; to the contrary my motivation for the interview lay largely in the all too likely opportunity to expose the BBC. A relevant job considering the BBC’s role in the slaughter of over one million Iraqi’s, a direct role by virtue of the war they justified. BBC from start to present, justifying Iraq, a massive war crime and crime against humanity based entirely on lies (propagated intensely by the BBC). The British Broadcasting Corporation, synonymous with millions of orphans and refugees and countless lives destroyed in Iraq, beating the drums of war without pause, the ultimate prostitutes of propaganda.

    With this understanding I solicited an agreement with the BBC producers, in return for my interview the program would include the fact that we disarmed, captured and ultimately released three Israeli commandos (after giving them medical attention no less). That was the deal, a deal I made with an audio recorder in service. http://www.facebook.com/1worldcitizen#!/video/video.php?v=1440199638883

    And yes the poor Israeli commandos were beaten, just as any invader in any capable persons home would be beaten. I take no issue with that fact.

    But truth be told, the commandos we captured should thank us for their lives. I ask the Israeli’s, British and American people specifically, if your home was invaded, your family being murdered, would you be willing to disarm, completely control, and then set a murderer of your family free???

    You can lie to yourself if you like, bury that head right down deep in the sand, but that ship was our home, and we were all brothers and sisters, aunties and uncles, united, a family, engaged in a most righteous cause, with the vast majority of the planet behind us. The primary beneficiary of our mission, over 800,000 innocent children.

    For those lost in a pit of ignorance and indoctrination, those currently stripped of all reason, absent of conscience, duped and hoodwinked, I know you very well because I was once you, a US Marine robot volunteering to kill or be killed. I see my past self in the Zionist who has no capacity at this moment to think, for in that state it is all about regurgitation, independent thought is but a possibility. For you I maintain no hate, for nobody actually, rather it is pity, pity for you that you sacrifice the greatest gift of all, the gift of humanity.

    Ken O’Keefe interviewed by Jane Corbin of BBC Panorama
    And so it is that the BBC, absent of integrity, contemptuous of humanity, attempts in this program to turn disarmed, helpless Israeli commandos into heroic self-rescuing commandos who managed to Superman their way out of a circle of well over 100 very motivated men whose brothers lay murdered with multiple gunshot wounds. That is what we call a bald-faced lie. Big time lie, in your face lie, you in the audience are a bunch of drooling idiots lie.

    Returning from the Zionist alternate universe, we held in our power the fate of three boy commandos who may well have been murderers on that night. Think about that, under these circumstances, we let them go. That is what we call preserving life.

    It is not that BBC does not know the truth, there are literally hundreds of witnesses and overflowing facts to reveal it; it is simply BBC’s slavish duty to produce a Zionist storyline of illusions and deceptions. And the story goes that we are the aggressors, “terrorists”, “extremists” and killers. Only in this context can the poor Israeli commandos be victims. How is it possible to dominate and control commandos simply to let them go if we are killers? Answer, it isn’t. And that is precisely why Panorama blatantly lied.

    Ah but the irony, the kind of irony that always provides me a smile from the inside out, the irony of these lies being big, beautiful gifts. In all sincerity, thank you BBC.

    The BBC says there is doubt as to who fired first. There is no doubt at all who shot who and when to the hundreds of us on the Mavi Marmara and other ships. The Israelis have said we shot at them, well where are their gunshot wounds? And even if you have gunshot wounds, how do we know you did not shoot yourselves? Exactly like you did in “Operation Cast Lead”?

    Returning once again from the Zionist alternate universe, the Israeli military attacked in international waters and murdered within the first five minutes of the attack. The attack resulting in scores of gunshot wounds and death in rapid succession. Blood spilling all over the ship. In that environment I took possession of a 9mm pistol that I removed from one of the commandos… and I emptied it of the (real) bullets. Other weapons were seized by other brothers and thrown into the sea, one of which was an assault rifle. Yet when others and myself had the power to end life, and believe me it was as simple as release the safety, point, shoot, over. Instead we preserved life, by taking those weapons away from established killers, we prevented them from killing more. We literally saved our lives and their lives. That is what we call cold, hard facts.

    We could have taken out at least three of them, but we did not. Nope, we let them go.

    The BBC mentions that we were in international waters at the very end of the story, as if this were an insignificant fact. The fact that Israel stole all the footage that it could, footage that undoubtedly shows them firing 4 bullets to the head of the 19-year-old American passenger, Furkan Dogan. No problem. Executing people at close range, no worries. The fact that the blockade itself is illegal, nah, don’t mention that. 800,000 plus children in Gaza, malnourished, anemic, traumatised… not important.

    I would need to review this program many times over to identify every poisoned tactic that the BBC employed in order to do what they do so well, justify murder and war.

    Nevertheless BBC’s perversion of the truth will elevate the cause of justice immensely, delegitimizing itself in such grand fashion was indeed a great big gift.

    Hats off to ya BBC!

    Ken O’Keefe

  7. kruitvat says:

    Ken O’Keefe on Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/1worldcitizen#

    Ken O’Keefe BBC Hardtalk Jan. 2003 (1 of 3)
    Ken O’Keefe faced Tim Sebastian in a classic Hardtalk in which he predicted virtually all that would happen in Iraq two months before the invasion/occupation. He discusses renouncing his US citizenship, Hawaii, Saddam Hussein, US terrorism, US taxes and US & British criminality in general.

  8. kruitvat says:

    Panorama Interview Ken O’Keefe

    Ken O’Keefe: ‘In this short audio recording after the interview Jane Corbin commits to honouring my requirement of the interview which was to use the part where I make clear we had full control of the commandos and we let them go. I had made this part of the agreement to do the interview and was repeating that condition, but she cuts me off. Nonetheless she says it is “important” for Panorama to use this part, and yet they changed it to the Israeli’s effectively escaping from the at least 100 men who surrounded them inside the ship. Blatant lie, BBC stands for British Propaganda Corporation.’
    http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1440199638883

  9. kruitvat says:

    Zionist propagandists are now attempting to distort information on Wikipedia, beware, beware, beware…

  10. kruitvat says:

    From PSC North
    by Cheryl Filasteen Abdul on Saturday, August 21, 2010
    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=155617127782075&id=100001300544624

    The Independent have, so far refused to carry the advert from over 200 signatures criticising the BBC’s recent coverage, Panorama and the Flotilla in particular. The advertising department there doesn’t seem to appreciate the virtues of a free press because they kept telling me it was based on opinion, not facts. This for a newspaper that carries a whole section called Viewspaper. It may be a case of commercially biased advertising not understanding that an advert does not imply the paper’s support for what is carried but apparently the legal department have raised objections based on the attitude of the Advertising Standards Authority, though it is only a one-off advert which makes it very clear that the views expressed are those of the authors only.
    I suggest people e-mail/write to Simon Kelner, the Indie’s Editor, who wrote not so long ago of the Independent that ‘Today it is avowedly a viewspaper, not merely a newspaper.’ http://tinyurl.com/2v4yxxw. His e-mail address is apparently simon.kelner@independent.co.uk though normally independent journalists just have a first initial i.e. s.kelner@independent.co.uk. Try both!

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