Bertrand Russell in Wonderland

November 24, 2016 22:54

"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this." (Bertrand Russell)

"Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man." (Bertrand Russell)

`Let the jury consider their verdict,' the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.

`No, no!' said the Queen. `Sentence first--verdict afterwards.'

`Stuff and nonsense!' said Alice loudly. `The idea of having the sentence first!'

`Hold your tongue!' said the Queen, turning purple.

`I won't!' said Alice.

`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.

`Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'

After hearing an account of the breaches of international law committed by the State of Israel, a jury composed of eminent personalities will examine the policy and practice of the European Union and its member states in their relations with Israel, the occupying power, and assess the extent to which the result is compatible with their obligations under international law. On the 3rd of March 2010, the jury will render its conclusions in an international press conference.

6. In the light of the foregoing, have the European Union and its member states breached their obligation to ensure respect for international law and European law in the context of the agreements signed between the European Union and the State of Israel?

The following personalities have agreed to be members of the jury:
• Mairead Corrigan Maguire: Nobel Peace Price (1976), Northen Ireland
• Juan Tapia Guzman: Judge, Chili
+ RONNIE KASRILS: Writer and activist, South Africa!!
• Gisèle Halimi: Lawyer, Former Ambassador to UNESCO, France
• Michael Mansfield: Lawyer, President of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers, Great Britain
• José Antonio Martin Pallin: Magistrado Emérito Sala II, Supreme Court, Spain
• Cynthia McKinney: former US Congresswoman and member of the Green Party, USA
• Aminata Traoré: Author, politician and activist, Mali
• Alberto San Juan: Actor and activist, Spain

November 24, 2016 22:54

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