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Gaza to Mount Sinjar
The humanitarian disasters that have befallen the Middle East of late, namely the religious persecutions of non-Muslim minorities in Iraq and the ‘siege’ of Gaza, have both a human and political dimension. Human, in that the vast majority of those suffering are innocent and passive citizens caught up in other people’s agendas and political, in that the disasters are a consequence of, if not an aim of, the perpetrators, whether it be the Sunni fundamentalist ISIS or the Israeli army.
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Being a political organisation we cannot sit idly by without comment or action for these disasters are rooted in politics e.g. the problem of extreme religious fervour (presently amongst the Muslim faith) exacerbated by Western political intervention and the failure of the world, in particular the US, to force the Israeli’s and Palestinians to embrace the ‘Two-state’ solution. Therefore, our self-determinist pressure group Nations without States will be supporting a conference on the plight of the Yazidi Kurds this Sunday.
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In the meantime our resident Poet Jason Jesuthasan reflects upon the present disasters……………..
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Gaza to Mount Sinjar
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Oh the mother of all grief,
What a curse to befall you often,
Burdened with endless strife,
Humanity on knees, sorrow laden;
Pitiless politics constant to unleash
Death, destruction and tearful fear;
Justice silent for terror to spread horror,
As the hills of Gaza to Mount Sinjar
Deafeningly echo the cries of infants,
Orphaned and tummies full of hunger,
Beg they and cry for justice from the mountains
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Justice prisoner of power! But for what?
For scraps of war! Wailing and grief
Of death-ridden valleys deafening thought
Of just minds; before the dust settles on brief
Lull on fire, new frontiers open for killing
The innocent; Human dignity lies bleeding
On the ground while heads of empires,
Old and new mull over on blazing doom-fire;
All the while death prowls seeking new preys,
Cries of the living shake the vastness of skies,
Oh the mother of all grief, where do we bury this shame?
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Jason
14 August 2014
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National Liberalism worldwide

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Whilst the NLP focuses on UK issues we believe the philosophy of National Liberalism to be universal and its tenets to be applicable to any country, whether it be to support Direct Democracy, Self-determination or individual liberties.
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We have therefore created an Overseas Dept. directly responsible to the party’s ruling National Council and composed of Overseas Representatives throughout the Globe’s Continents reporting to a UK based Overseas Liaison Officer.
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Its first task is to develop a Partnership Agreement recently brokered with the NLP (Lebanon). The latter was originally established by the then President Camille Chamoun in 1958. The say that ‘”The party has adopted a hardline in regard to the preservation of Lebanese independence (national), and to the safeguard of the distinctive liberal practices in Lebanon with respect to freedom of expression, opinion and religious freedoms and Human Rights principles”
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The purpose of the partnership is political cooperation, an international dialogue between Lebanon and the UK and, ultimately, the creation of a Global National Liberal Council. With the latter in mind we shall also be hosting an international conference for various overseas individual activists looking to develop an NLP and/or Nations without States in their own countries.
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If you are based outside the UK or a member of a Diaspora and want to get involved please contact us at natliberal@aol.com.
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The Isle Of Wight Voice Says People Before Profit – Hands Off The NHS

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A KEY part of the National Liberal Party’s overall strategy is to build the infrastructure of an alternative mass media of news, information and entertainment.

To date, the NLP has launced several national, regional and local publications. Some have been e-publications whilst others have been hard copies. These include Liberty & Nation, Caledonian Voice, English Voice, Cuffley, Courier, Kent Voice, the Isle of Wight Voice and St. Andrews Voice.

In time, we aim to add to these publications. We also hope to build a supporting infrastructure around each publication – including supporters and debating groups as well as Social Media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Building such an infrastructure is slow and detailed work.

Another area of support for our publications is the production of regular e-posters. Such e-posters are known as visual sound bites.  In this age of the ‘micro-second media’ they represent a very useful way of viralling our message out.

The latest NLP publication to produce its own e-poster is the Isle of Wight Voice – IoWV. Its e-poster is a ‘bread and butter’ one and campaigns in support of the NHS. The IoWV is concerned that the Tories (in particular) view the NHS as a mere business commodity, where ‘unprofitable’ sections are done away with – whilst the rest is sold off to the highest bidder.

The IoWV feels that such a move would be immoral and unjust. It feels that the NHS should be kept as a publicly funded, publicly delivered, and publicly accountable integrated healthcare system. Thus the IoWV is opposed to both the creeping privatisation of the NHS and the introduction of Private Finance Initiatives (PFI).

The NHS is not perfect – far from it – and the IoWV acknowledges this. However, any imperfections should be ironed out by management and staff. Privatisation and PFI are not the way forward. The health of folks living on the island should come first – not the profit margins of greedy capitalists!

To get hold of your FREE pdf copies of issues 1 and 2 of the Isle of Wight Voice, simply e-mail natliberal@aol.com

• Check out the first e-poster produced by Caledonian Voice – the Voice of the National Liberal Party in Scotland.  Just click here:  http://nationalliberal.org/caledonian-voice-says-keep-scotland-out-of-foreign-wars

• Check out the first e-poster produced by English Voice – the Voice of the National Liberal Party in England.  Just click here:  http://nationalliberal.org/english-voice-says-defend-the-nhs

• Check out the first e-poster produced by the Liberty & Nation – the Voice of the National Liberal Party. Just click here:  http://nationalliberal.org/liberty-nation-says-fight-for-decent-jobs-housing-education-and-health-care

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