Where Mel Gibson Got His Anti-Semitism

Mel Gibson and anti-Semitism, cartoon

From Alternet in the USA:

Where Mel Gibson Got His Anti-Semitism

By Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Report.

Posted January 27, 2007.

Numbering near 100,000, radical traditionalist Catholics, who reject the teachings of the modern papacy, may form America’s largest group of anti-Semites.

“Fucking Jews!”

So began Mel Gibson’s now infamous anti-Semitic rant to Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies who pulled him over on suspicion of drunken driving last July.

“The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,” the world-famous movie actor continued, before asking his arresting officer: “Are you a Jew?”

After his tirade made international news, Gibson promptly disappeared into an addiction clinic.


Anti Iraq war demonstration in Washington, DC, USA

This video from Britain is called Manchester Iraq Demo. 15th February 2003.

Anti Iraq war demonstration in Washington, DC, USA, today:

Interview with a Gold Star mother demonstrator: here.

The rural USA pays the price for the Iraq war: here.

Associated Press report on the demonstration: here.

John Conyers reports on the demonstration: here.

CBC report: here.

See also here.

International support for the demonstration: here.

Senator McCain’s irrealist militarism: here.

Scotland: haddocks’ love songs recorded

HaddockFrom The Scotsman:

With a song in their heart, male haddock look for love

IT MAY not quite be Barry White but the mating call of a frisky male haddock – recorded by Scottish marine scientists – is one of the standout tracks on a new CD compilation of “love songs” from the deep.

The humming courtship call of the spawning male haddock has been released publicly for the first time.

The recording was made by scientists at the Government’s Fisheries Research Services laboratory in Aberdeen who first stumbled across the noisy romantic life of the humble haddock six years ago.

They discovered that the courtship ritual of the haddock was extremely elaborate and intense and, above all, a raucous affair.

At the height of the courtship ritual, the male haddock makes a noise that sounds like a motorbike engine revving up.

It has now been released by the British Library on a wildlife CD called Sounds of the Deep.

The album also features the “haunting song” of the humpback whale, the drumming calls of a walrus diving for food and the warbling of a leopard seal.

See also here.

Big pro peace demonstration in Washington DC, USA today

This video from the USA is described as ‘Antiwar protest taking place in Washington DC on January 27, 2007.’ Hiphop caucus, Jesse Jackson, Sean Penn and others protest against US occupation of Iraq.’

Today, there is a big demonstration against the Iraq war, in Washington, DC, capital of the USA.

Site of the organizers: here.