Livestreaming Tonight Appeals Court Takes on Trump Travel Ban

Live streaming from the 9th Circuit court of Appeals At  23:00 GMT –  United States 6pm (18:00)  EST tonight, there will be a critical juncture in the Trump administration’s leadership.  

Team Trump’s power will be on trial, battled out in a hearing over his executive order banning travel from 7 countries.  In the State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump, each side will have 30 minutes to provide supporting arguments, by phone. The case will be heard by phone by three federal judges. The judges are Carter appointee, William C. Canby Jr, Obama appointee, Michelle T. Friedland, and George W Bush appointee Richard R. Clifton. Attorney Generals in 15 states and Washington DC sent in a memorandum arguing the ban hurts state universities and medical institutions.

First Night- review of ” Evening At The Talk House” National Theatre, London

First Night – National Theatre  ( unusual to have a theatre review here but our worlmedia website is down for technical problems, so it is here temporarily )

Labelled by American newspapers (like the New York Times)  A murder mystery, “Evening at the Talk House”  by American actor and playwright Wallace Shawn ( world premier opened at the National Theatre  Dorfman Theatre Tuesday 24 November ) wasn’t  certainly  seen  this way by our reviewer. This very well produced (not all the acting on same level as the sympathetic tight production by director Ian Rickson)  is a mixture of streams running into wider emotional valley. A subtle political statement on how far things can go when futuristic society self-righteous authorities can take individuals out  for the general good; ruining parallel some human psychology on how individual behaviour can vibrate from speaking one’s inner thoughts, to that in two-hander conversation, to a discussion argument in a group, as well as how much our present  scares us that the  raft we cling into would be our memories of a safer past.

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Putin Acts, to replace western “ military masturbation” in Syria©

The circle which Our western leaders dont seem to be able to square is: They claim that a US led coalition of 9 nation fighting Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria (without much success) by an air campaign, now Russia is in hitting targets and destroying heavy ISIL weapons, the western leaders are complaining and condemning Russia. In fact Russia has a strategy of preserving Syria geographical integrity as one nation; while western policy ( deliberate or misguided) is tearing Syria apart which Russia sees asagainst its long term interest .  America, EU and  our UK Government, who have no coherent strategy on Syria ( I am being kind here to the west) ; now Russia, which do have a long term strategy and clear tactical objectives in the short term, decided to take action against the most menacing  threat facing civilisation today, namely Islamists terrorism.  The Islamic State terrorism which is not confined to the Levant ( Islamic State in Iraq and Levant ISIL) but is a world threat as this entity is modeled  on ( and seriously emulating) the seventh and eighth centuries Islamic conquests with the aim of  establising a neo-Islamic empire they call a worldwide caliphate, which recognises no national borders  ( only idiots won’t realise those objectives especially when they changed the name from ISIL into just “Islamic Stare” ), a danger of Which President Putin has been aware for over a decade. He banned Muslim Bortherhood and other similar organisations who are a front to terrorist groups long time ago, while here in the west we still deal with such vile Islamo-fascist groups.Now Russia is taking genuine action, USA and UK governments are displaying first class hypocrisy as well as making foolish statements. A coalition led by the United States declaring they are fighting the Islamic state by an air campaign for most of this year; yet they are condemning Russia for taking action targeting those very terrorists… so are USA led coalition fighting the terrorists or not?

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Islamisation by Stealth- old report on “Intellectual Terrorism” revisited

Looking into the horror of the Islamic State, the jihadists movements ( almost all born from the womb of the Muslim Brotherhood – despite British left, BBC and the CIA & the Foreign Office  attempts to change historic facts-) I wrote this piece , the obituary of Egyptian Television Muslim evangelist Sheikh Sharawi 15 years ago upon his death in 1999. .. Revisiting it in a research I am doing for a new book, I realised how many of the predictions came true.. hence I put it here again. I didn’t change anything or update it all.. I only added  links to names and events with which people might not be too familiar.

Sheikh Mohammed Metwali Sharawi:
Islamisation by Stealth  19 June 1999, the Independent Newspaper, London

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BBC Professionalism? A Case in Point

Here is an example of either amateurish lazy below standard journalism, or a blatant bias by producers editors and a below standard under trained hacks who make up their minds before reporting a story.I am citing a radio report, broadcast on bbc radio four 13:00 (12:00 GMT) on Saturday 16 May 2015 reporting on sentencing former president Morsi of Egypt alongside other defendants. ..

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Osborne the Lactotpath ?

Osborne the Lactotpath?

Will the name stick to Chancellor George Osborne the way Milk Snatcher stuck to the late Lady Thatcher?

The term came to my head after it has been revealed that Chancellor George Osborne keeps a lock on his fridge in the Treasury to stop people stealing his milk, his Liberal Democrat deputy Danny Alexander MP has said to Westminster hacks this afternoon during the press Gallery monthly lunch.

I recalled the term bibliotpath for the one who hides his book under lock and key to stop other people reading them.

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A legal directive to force Google hand into correcting information? Why?©

Why I am writing about the rubbish on the internet and why I, a staunch supporter of free expression, fierce opponent to censorship and anti-regulations, can see the point of ( and empathise with) many of the  people who back a European court action to correct (good luck to them !!) information about them and their data  on the internet. What inspired me is personal experience. Only yesterday I discovered, that a young lady, close to my heart, had the WRONG information about my date of birth and my faith ( which caused some serious damage to our affectionate relationship- I hope we can repair), from some rubbish on the internet. The other reason, unfortunately, my fellow hacks and hacketts, seldom check information for accuracy. Equally in 2009 the Media Editor of the Independent newspaper, PUBLISHED a story about me when I resigned my post as Director of the Media monitoring organisation Just Journalism, and labelled me wrongly ( ethnically), he neither bothered to contact me, nor to check his own newspaper archives.. I worked for The Independent   since I joined when  it was founded  in 1986 and until 1998 ( and continued to write for the paper  until four years ago), and my personal information and files were  available in his newsdesk; instead of checking  facts he  ‘guessed’. This thought in my head also coincides with the row over google and correcting or deleting personal information. I sympathise with the people who scream for regulation,  although as an old fashioned hack and a staunch libertarian, I am the last person in the world who’d agree on censorship or some regulation blocking access to information. but my personal experience and what you can do when WRONG and confusing information is out there for the world to see and you are powerless to correct them? Continue reading

Details of Judicial Review of Muslim Brotherhood Status NOT BBC false Egypt Reporting

Once again fellow hacks in various sections of British media were quick to report rumours and gossip on streets of cairo and Egyptian social media as factual news, namely a false claim that the Egyptian government banned or outlawed the Muslim Brotherhood.  This led to Egyptian government quickly denying  media nonsense. Below are the full details of the judicial review, its recommendation and the background to who asked for the review, which was a group of Egyptian MPs, activists, women groups and others  who have nothing to do withe the government. Several court case to challenge the MB charitable status were filed some 14 months before June 30 movement that ousted them from power with help from the army and both Muslim Church ( Azhar) and Christian Church ( coptic) as well as all other political parties, trends, NGOs and trade unions  ina national council meetings 1-3 July 2013 . Below are the details.

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Misleading & Factually Inaccurate Egypt Story in the Guardian

Whether it was a deliberate fabrication (given the guardian ideological stance) or laziness by the Guardian  hackette, Lisa O’Carroll; the story on an Egyptian court ruling on some TV channels was factually inaccurate, contains errors and leaves out vital information which misleads readers and can cause violent reaction on the ground in Egypt.

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