Author: Alison Banville

Black Lives? Palestinian Lives? You Don’t Have to Choose

Over a decade ago, in 2009, I was on a protest at Scotland Yard about the death of Sean Rigg, left to die on the floor of Brixton police station. His family was there; Lowkey, best known for his fight for justice for the Palestinians, was there performing in the street one of his brilliant, incisive, truth-telling raps. No-one there […]

200 Latin American Journalists Call on the UN For Release of Palestinian Journalists From Israeli Prisons

Below is the open letter signed by approximately two hundred Latin American journalists and news organisations sent to the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights calling for the release of Palestinian journalists held in Israeli prisons. The Journalist Support Committee has declared that about twenty journalists have languished in Israeli prisons without charge for years and are victims of torture […]

I Wanna Break Lockdown With You

I wanna break the lockdown with you Look what it’s turning me into… Fuck the Thursday clapping! I told them I was napping But really I was sex-calling you I wanna break the lockdown with you I’m cooking for one, not two I’ve got no other half And no domestic staff So tell me, what’s a girl to do? I […]

For Jim

My dad Jim died today. He had advanced emphysema but was still driving two days ago. I found him on the floor of his bedroom so I ran and called 999 and was put on hold!!! No ambulances were available the automatic message said!! I was frantic and rang my mum and sister who live quite near. Then someone materialised […]

Virus of Mass Destruction

Note: BSNews is co-edited by myself, Alison Banville, and Mike Raddie. Any posts on Covid-19 represent our individual views. A further note on this particular post – a friend of ours being treated for Covid-19 has reported he suffered blood-clots as a complication. There comes a point in the introduction of every new official narrative when people no longer remember […]

Corona: Vaccines and Vivisection Are Now A Civil Liberties Issue

Vaccines and vivisection are now civil liberties issues. For the lowdown on the nexus of nefarious interests relying on your ignorance when they present their ‘miracle’ vaccine as the only way out of lockdown see this video. Today on UK morning news a new corona vaccine was hailed By Piers Morgan as ‘very encouraging’ after it was tested on six […]

Corona: It’s Love the Elites Are Really Afraid Of

‘The world stands at a parting of the ways’ begins one of my favourite quotes. And we are at such a crossroads now. In the coming weeks and months of this corona crisis the world will be divided into those who are not prepared to discard the community spirit we have (re)discovered and will use it to build a society […]

Coronavirus: A Call To Awaken

BSNews co-editor Alison Banville shares her concise thoughts on how this seemingly terrifying threat is actually a potent historical moment offering us a dynamic opportunity to move to a space of personal empowerment and enlightenment capable of resisting both the virus and the malefic forces keeping us cowed and terrified: I once emailed with a ‘maverick’ AIDS researcher who was […]

Iraq Tells US ‘Get Out of Our Country!’ in Massive March in Baghdad

Friday 24th January 2020: a huge march in Baghdad took place that sent an uncompromising message to Washington – get the hell out of Iraq! Unsurprisingly, western corporate news outlets either completely ignored or played down the event – the latter amounting to stark misrepresentation and therefore, lying – so we would urge all of our readers to share this […]

The Driver

He knows many celebritiesBut he’s not fazed at allHollywood gods and rock starsAre idols that can fall He’s not intimidatedIn fame’s hallowed hallAnd in my humble opinionHe outshines them allHis clients sit in shadowBut always they are seenBy his eyes in the mirrorOf a top class limousine His brown eyes see everythingThese stars have ever beenFrom labourer or waitressTo an idol of […]

Propaganda and the Defeat of Jeremy Corbyn

If Corbyn can be defeated with a libel it can work just as well on Sanders. “Corporate in both countries behave in similar fashion and make a mockery of any claims of a free press.” One year ago this columnist wrote about the Integrity Initiative, an arm of British intelligence masquerading as an NGO. “The Integrity Initiative is a means of undermining […]