Entries by Peter G Tatchell from 09/2011

Muslim Homophobia and Support at Anti-EDL Demo

| Posted 09.05.2011 | UK Politics

Like many other people, I went to last Saturday's protest in East London first and foremost to oppose the far right English Defence League and to defend the Muslim community against EDL thuggery.

Obama's Intransigence on Palestine Risks a new Intifada - and War

| Posted 09.22.2011 | UK Politics

The Palestinian bid for statehood at the United Nations is a welcome, long overdue catharsis. It has shaken up the moribund peace process; putting the plight of the Palestinians on the world stage like no other initiative for decades. The Palestinian people have a right to a self-governing homeland, just like the Jewish people and all people's everywhere. Self-determination is enshrined in the UN Charter. So why has it been denied to the Palestinians for six decades? And why now, when they seek it, are western powers, led by the US, conspiring to yet again postpone their birthright?

Protests Mount Against Vast Industrial Pig Farm

| Posted 09.27.2011 | UK Politics

Human rights and animal rights are two aspects of the same struggle against suffering and injustice. Cruelty is barbarism, whether it is inflicted on humans or on other species.