Author: Alison Banville

Did BSNews Change the Uber App on Covid?

I’m Alison Banville, co-editor of BSNews. Below are my emails to Uber’s press office. I’d had a driver arrive, demand proof of my mask exemption, then drive off when I told him he’d breached the law by asking me. Another driver argued about it when I was in the car, absolutely insisting that ‘it’s Uber policy’ – I’m constantly amazed […]

The Hague Orders Dutch Covid Curfew to End Immediately.

The Hague ruled today that the Dutch night time curfew should be lifted immediately because it is, the court ruled, ‘a far-reaching violation of the right to freedom of movement and privacy.’ Significantly, the judge stated that the situation did not meet the standard of “special urgency” needed to bypass the usual legislative process and that the government’s use of […]

A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is apartheid

By B’Tselem (a technical glitch has listed BSNews editor as author, apologies. We’re working on it) More than 14 million people, roughly half of them Jews and the other half Palestinians, live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea under a single rule. The common perception in public, political, legal and media discourse is that two separate regimes operate […]

Lockdown Adventures: Navigating a Police State

I had a run in with the fake law last week whilst going about my business, which is journalism. Four PCSO’s (police community support officers) in full Robocop gear wanted to know what I was doing ‘out and about’ as I was about to talk to a restaurant owner. When I realised they were only Community police I immediately walked […]

I’m Pro-Brexit But I Won’t Date British Men

Brexit. I’m for it. Immigration I’m for it. And I have damn good reasons for adopting both positions. Oh yes. Come with me, reader, and I’ll square this circle for you. I’m a Leftist. But unlike all these lily-livered, soft-left/liberal, hand-wringing, virtue-signalling, Guardian reading remoaners (I prefer The Morning Star and independent media which doesn’t cheerlead for illegal oil wars) […]

Murder in Syria: Illegally Present US Forces Kill SAA Soldier at Checkpoint

‘Locals have gathered around the checkpoint to provide support in case the Americans try to attack again’ Above is Syrian Arab Army soldier Malik Ahmed Al-Muhaimid who was murdered yesterday morning by US forces at a checkpoint in Tal al-Dhahab, southeast of Qamishi, after a patrol of American troops was stopped from passing through it. Via Ibrahim Muhammad, resident of […]

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 lockdown with you Look what it’s turned me into Fuck Thursday clapping! I’d rather a nap Than perform like a seal in a zoo I wanna break lockdown with you I’m cooking for one, not two Got no other half And no bloody staff So what is a girl to do? I wanna break lockdown with you […]

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 […]