Visiting the Camp for Climate Action

I dropped by to visit the Camp for Climate Action with Sunny yesterday. A short photo report follows below the fold.

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Yo kids, this is the Hotniss (for real)

Stand back, kids…. the Tories have gone ‘street’ with a new video via Asabailey [*no they haven’t]. In fact, they’re so with-it that they’re down with their own YouTube profile; ‘smokedbadger’. (Tch. Someone really should have warned them that made-up names on YouTube, no matter how cool they may be, are not all that cool right now.)

What’s with the ‘hotniss.com watermark? Hotniss is was a short-lived ‘viral’ video-sharing site. Is this a borrowed item? Some strange yet authentic public-domain item? Left-overs?

UPDATE – [*Heh. I should have remembered that name… it’s an ‘unofficial’ offering. File it under ‘meh’.]

UPDATE – Bite my tongue, it just became interesting again…. or at least instructive. Check out this video response from this user. Regulars should know what to look for by now.

UPDATE (17 Aug) – Well, someone’s had a word… the original video has been removed and replaced with a new version that does not include the Conservatives’ logo. All I can add to this right now is that Asa, the creator, has denied picking a YouTube fight with himself.








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All in good time, m’lad

The Times – This is the story of two brothers who worked for the British: one is dead, the other fears for his life: Mohammad’s body was found dumped in wasteland on the outskirts of Basra. His killers had burnt cigarettes into his back, broken one of his hands and legs and shot him three times in the head and twice in the chest. His crime: to have worked as an interpreter for the British in Iraq…

Via Justin, who also reminds me to say:

1. Watch the video.
2. Write to your MP.
3. Let us know if you get a response.
4. Sign the petition
5. Join the list of supporters.








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Support the troops

Let them speak.








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A letter has just been delivered that may be of interest to you…

Rachel North – Legal Challenge to Government as Pressure Grows for Independent 7/7 Inquiry: Today I will go to the Home Office at noon with a small but representative group of bereaved families and survivors of 7/7 and serve the Home Secretary a legal letter. It is a letter before action. It outlines the legal case for an inquiry under the European Human Rights Act article 2, and states that we are prepared to go to a Judicial Review to challenge the Government on their continuing failure to hold an inquiry.

(links)
(wishes luck)








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Iraq employees campaign: a list of supporters

Surreptitious Evil has helpfully produced a list of bloggers supporting the Iraq employees campaign that Dan Hardie kicked off.

[SNIP: Permalinks were too top-heavy for an ongoing post and causing come trackback conflicts and/or undue pinging. Rather than display these now, I’ll save what I’ve already done for a later post.]

If you are actively supporting the campaign and wish to be included in this list, please send the relevant link/permalink and the name/nickname you wish to use to: manic AT bloggerheads DOT com

Dan Hardie
Dsquared
Tim Worstall
Rachel North
Tim Ireland (bloggerheads)
David T (Harry’s Place)
Justin McKeating
Sunny Hundal
Norman Geras
Nick Cohen
Unity (Ministry of Truth)
Chris Brooke
Oliver Kamm
Adam LeBor
Alex Harrowell
Jamie Kenny
Mr Eugenides
Stephen Pollard
Conor Foley
J. Clive Matthews aka Nosemonkey/Europhobia
Rosie Bell
Peter Sanderson at ‘Earthquake Cove’
Prodicus
Ian at PJC Journal
Surreptitious Evil
Chris Plowman
Back off man, I’m a scientist
Phillip Challinor – ‘The Curmudgeonly’
Ian Appleby (Imagined Community)
Davide Simonetti (Blairwatch and Nether-world)
Christopher White
Longrider
Charlie Whitaker
Sam Tarran
John Band
Gary Andrews
conservativepartyanimal
Vino’s Political blog
Kate’s Home Blog
Ross F
Planet Zinfandel
obsolete
Paul Currion (The unforgiving minute)
Toblog
Robert Sharp
Campion
Beau Bo D’Or
Shuggy
Garry Smith
Jonathan Calder
Aaron Heath
Sim-O
Anthony Cox
Alex Massie
L’Ombre de l’Olivier
Error Gorilla
Miscellany Symposium
JonnyB
Citizen Andreas
Mark Fitchett
Devil’s Kitchen
(also Katy Newton via the Devil’s Kitchen site)
Simon Barrow
yonmei
The Ethical Palaeontologist
D-Notice
The Remittance Man
A Gentleman’s Commonplace
Ordovicus
Chris Dillow
On with my life…
Peter Risdon
David Cole
The Monkey Tennis Centre








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Toys

Loving this. Gems to be found here and here.

Oooooh… look at the engine. Ahahahahaha! Look at what just about anyone can do with it!

Lots of possible entries lurk under the Parliament I.P. address 194.60.38.10. There’s a nice breakdown post of US-centric highlights plus comments here, for those who would like to know what they might be looking for; more advanced users may wish to switch to manual and follow their nose.

(via this attentive gentleman of fine standing)








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Rove: biggest rat jumps sinking ship shock

As the Bush administration continues to implode, Karl Rove leaves to ‘spend more time with his family’. (more)

I’m glad to see the back of him. Like Alastair Campbell, he’s nothing more than a media-savvy sociopath.

(To paraphrase Banksy; why work hard to excel at any one thing when you can simply excel at cheating?)








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Iraq interpreters (and other high risk employees) podcast

Find it here and share it with others.








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Comic-book diplomacy

An excellent and useful article from Richard Engel:

The LA Times – Wars within wars in Iraq: Despite what you may have heard, there is no “war” in Iraq. Rather, there are many wars raging through the Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni territories. These wars are complicated and deep-seated, with roots that, in some cases, go back centuries. But this is not what Americans are often led to believe…








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