our human rights hero


"Britain's Winston Churchill sometimes stood alone but he knew the enduring value of defending fundamental rights and freedoms with the Rule of Law."
Liberty: Leading by example
"Championed by leaders such as our Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the Council of Europe was founded to promote democracy and protect human rights and the rule of law in Europe"
British Institute of Human Rights: The Holocaust and Human Rights
"the European Convention on Human Rights (inspired by the UDHR) was proposed by none other than Winston Churchill, in the wake of two world wars. He knew that human rights can protect us from the worst of human excesses."

the british mandate for palestine

Dr. Laleh Khallili has written how in this period Palestine became a “hub” for British counter-insurgency methods. These methods were imported from its other colonies such as South Africa or Peshawar, India and then utilised and “consolidated” in Palestine, with the results later to be used in Kenya, Malaya or Oman in the post Word War 2 period. Blockhouses, barriers and fences were used to limit or contain population movement. Barbed wire was purchased by Zionist settlers from Mussolini’s Italy for the fences.

not consulting the palestinians

In Palestine, we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country... [because Zionism] be it right or wrong, good or bad, is rooted in age-long tradition, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land

britain's covert action in syria

According to former French foreign minister Roland Dumas, Britain had planned covert action in Syria as early as 2009: “I was in England two years before the violence in Syria on other business,” he told French television: “I met with top British officials, who confessed to me that they were preparing something in Syria. This was in Britain not in America. Britain was preparing gunmen to invade Syria.”

who funds drones


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  • Show the courage to do and say the right thing
  • Act in private as I do in public, and honour my commitments
  • Challenge things I believe to be wrong and be open to challenge from others
  • Be accountable for failure as well as success, and not allocate blame.

From Barclays' Purpose and Values

For our Values to have true meaning, employees need to live and breathe them.
Antony Jenkins, Barclays CEO

selling the american economic system to the people

The American Advertising Council represents large corporations and large advertising agencies. In April 1947 the council announced a $100 million advertising program which, over the next twelve months, would use all media 'to "sell" the American economic system' to the American people. The program was officially described as a 'major project of educating the American people about the economic facts of life'...

Daniel Bell, then an editor of Fortune, provides a perspective ...


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