This just says it all, the illusion of “democracy” and freedom of the press should from this day forward be shattered in the UK. The UK is only a free nation if you are a good little slave and take your prescribed dose of Eastenders, X Factor and BBC war propaganda. What a joke of a country, run by traitors just like the US, beholden to a foreign power whose sociopathic ways are the greatest threat this world has ever known. Read the press release below, it speaks for itself.
20th January 2012
OFCOM HAS REVOKED Press TV Limited’s Television Licensable Content Service licence. It means that the British public can no longer watch Press TV on BSkyB’s Sky platform. Press TV International has released the following statement:
The British government’s media regulatory body, Ofcom, has banned Press TV’s broadcast in the UK and removed the channel from the Sky platform without responding to a letter sent from Press TV’s CEO to Ofcom’s chief executive earlier this month.
This after Ofcom fined Press TV Limited in London a hundred thousand pounds for the channel’s airing of a 10-second news clip. At the same time, Ofcom made moves to revoke the license of Press TV Limited in the UK for what it called Press TV Limited’s lack of control over the channel’s broadcast. We asked Ofcom, if Press TV Limited did not have control over the broadcast, why was it getting fined; if it did have control, why would the license be revoked?
Ofcom’s contradictions are nothing new for Press TV. The British government’s tool to control the media has on several occasions changed its decisions regarding Press TV in its two-year campaign against the alternative news channel.
In response to Press TV’s complaints about Ofcom’s subservience to the British government and the monarchy, which have been a focus of Press TV’s critical coverage in recent years, Ofcom claims it is not a government organization. But there is every indication that it is. It gets both its authority and funding from the British government. Ofcom was created by an Act of Parliament and gets most of its funding from governmental grant-in-aid. Britain’s Office for National Statistics has also said Ofcom must be classified as a central government unit.
As a news channel broadcast in the UK, Press TV has shed more light on the British government’s domestic and foreign policies. It has aired critical views regarding Britain’s involvement in wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has also shown the close ties between the British Royal family and UK-founded monarchies in the Persian Gulf region, including the autocratic regimes in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, which have been oppressing their people for decades. Press TV has also provided critical coverage of the extravagant costs of Britain’s Royal Wedding at a time of great financial difficulty for ordinary Britons. The channel covered the 2011 unrest in Britain and the heavy-handed police crackdown, drawing the resentment of London’s ruling establishment.
Wikileaks cables have revealed that London and Washington are exploring ways to construct a case to silence Press TV. And, Ofcom, the media arm of the Royal family, exhausted all efforts to put an end to Press TV’s broadcasting in the UK. But it fails to grasp the reality of mass communication in the modern era and the impossibility of containing the flow of information. Press TV will do everything possible to make sure that its voice will definitely reach its audience in the UK.
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Letter from Joe Fallisi;
Dear Ken, my friend, my brother. We met last time at Shawa Theatre in Gaza, before my third concert there, two months ago. You know how much I love the cause of a free (and happy) Palestine and how just in the Strip of Martyrs I have my best friends, even my true family. Till the last breath of my life I’ll go on in this fight for truth and justice. You know also how much I admired you not only for your behavior during our common adventure, last year, on the Freedom Flotilla, but also, and even more, for how, then, you were able to defend the truth about what really happened during the murderer assault by Zionist predators – I remember, for instance, your great interview for the BBC. Just because of that, and even because some years ago you had the wonderful idea to organize from London the human shields to go to Iraq and try to help the people there to avoid the horrible destruction of their country by Western intruders, I ask you to be brave again and to say openly, even now, some words of truth. What all international criminals of “ONU” and “Arab” (more than shameful) “League” are planning against the free, independent Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya is a crime beyond any words. Even worse of what the Angloamerica did against Iraq. All the “reports” of totally drugged media, spread all over the world, were, are SPECTRAL, radically FAKE. There is NO reason, absolutely, but the previously decided purpose to swallow an entire country backing it again to the colonial age (by a REAL mass murder and destruction and eternal radioactive plague, just as they did in the unfortunate Iraq, or in Afghanistan…and before in the former Yugoslavia), to make any “humanitarian” no-fly zone on the sky of sovereign Libya, that means, of course, to invade then and to occupy the last independent Arab country, their obvious aim since the beginning of all this plot. “Rebels” from Benghazi are corrupted traitors and ultrareactionary monarchists linked to the foreign exploiters who tried, on behalf of them, to make a coup against the most laical, not racist and prosperous country, since 40 years, of Africa. Gheddafi is a very sweet koala compared to monsters and tyrants like Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy, Netaniahu. And Libyan people will resist to this incredible, indecent bullying wished by the “international” politically correct “community” (of vampires). Please DON’T STAY SILENT. We must live our few years on this earth with dignity. Better to be alone than in a very bad company.
I hug you my brother.
FREE LIBYA, FREE PALESTINE!
DOWN TO IMPERIALISTS, DOWN TO ZIONISTS!
Make no mistake Joe, I am so buried with several projects that I just cannot keep up, otherwise I would have already made this clear.
Regarding Libya, I am once again struck by the gullibility of people who buy into a no fly zone or any level of Western intervention being a good thing for the people of Libya and indeed our world. The Western powers, especially the ones leading the charge, the US, Britain and France, are colonial/imperial powers who have always, always raped and pillaged the lands they have entered. And yes, they do intend to enter Libya. If we are so stupid as to buy into the idea that these nations simply want to help the people of Libya, then I say we remain the most stupid species to ever walk the Earth.
Where was the no fly zone during Operation Cast Lead? A completely defenceless population in Gaza was bombarded by the fourth largest military in the world, in which they were provided no means of escape, a population with more than 800,000 children, and Obama, Bush, the disgustingly treasonous US government never so much as uttered the words “no fly zone”; and now these same criminals care about Libyan’s!
As for the Arab League, what is the Arab League, it is a collection of corrupt puppets who mostly do the bidding of their Western paymasters. They also serve to give the appearance of some level of autonomy in the Arab world, but this is just a ruse. Sometimes they say some pretty words, just like their Western puppet brethren, but they are hollow and corrupt to the core. To support a no fly zone because the Arab League has asked for it is to be manipulated, it is just that simple.
For those who say we must act in order to save the lives of those in the crosshairs of Gaddafi, that was the same basic argument why we invaded Iraq as well. Saddam killing, torturing his people, “we must liberate”, what a joke. I say to those duped once again, lives may be spared in Libya in the short term, but be sure that the tyrants could care less about these people, it is the oil they covet and the no fly zone and attacks on Gaddafi are merely the prelude to the same old story of rape and pillage. In the end more will die if the West comes to “help” the people of Libya, 1.5 million liberated/murdered Iraqi’s are the most recent proof of what is really going on.
What the tyrants really fear is what I really hope for, a Libya completely free of Western influence and manipulation, a Libya with true Muslim leadership, honourable leadership that cannot be bought. Nationalized oil that benefits all the people in the form of first rate infrastructure, education, healthcare and so on. If the people of Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, etc., win their battles on their own terms, and we in the West extract our grubby hands from the booty, they will be just fine. In fact they will be free of the Western tyranny that has been at the heart of the injustice and suffering they have known ever since oil was found beneath their feet.
The definition of insanity is to keep repeating oneself and expecting a different result. Rather than insisting that we the White Horse of heroism from the West comes to the rescue, we should be insisting that we get our blood soaked hands off of everything outside our lands and start cleaning up our own house, which is, for those remaining blind, a bloody mess of corruption and inequity.
We in the West do not even take care of our own people, multi-billionaires and deep poverty side by side, house foreclosures in concert with trillions of dollars being handed to the banksters. These bastard banksters are the ultimate rape and pillage machine, and they are salivating over Libya.
On a brighter note, I am so happy and inspired to see the youth increasingly aware of these things, because we adults remain so completely uselessly duped on so many levels.
I hope that is clear enough Joe, I will not generally respond to outside demands for my time as I work hard enough as it is and I cannot do all that I wish, but I respect you and agree that it is right for me to be clear on this issue.
To even things out a bit, since the US taxpayer enjoys buying and supplying Israel with fighter jets used to murder the air defenceless population of Gaza, which happens to include 800,000 plus children, I suggest the US taxpayer also commence to shooting Israeli/American jets out of the sky over Palestine. Why not?
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