AUGUST

ROGUE NATION –

1000 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN –

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1 AUGUST

1833 – Abolition Act – Biggest pay-out in British history for slave owners

1934 – Thomas Cook – Visit Nazi Berlin – as peaceful and pleasant as London

1956 – The Times – Nasser must be stopped or others will also defy us

2 AUGUST

1867 – Imperial racism exemplified by Carlyle’s writing on the ‘Nigger Question.’

3 AUGUST

1956 – Egyptians banned from cross Channel swimming race.

2018 – British Airways’ double standards on global LGBTQ+ rights

4 AUGUST

1760 – The New Eagle of Liverpool ‘arrived at Barbados… Buried half her slaves.’

1930 – R.A.F. starts nine day intensive bombing campaign against Afridi villages

5 AUGUST

6 AUGUST

1966 – Ungrateful Sheikh Shakhbut of Abu Dhabi deposed by British led coup

7 AUGUST

1972 – Edward Heath – “Use money freely” on bribes and propaganda

8 AUGUST

1946 – Winston Churchill advocates a nuclear strike against Moscow

1967 – Minister – oil means we must back Nigerian junta against Biafra

9 AUGUST

1919 – British attempt to buy hegemony over Persia fails

1971 – Six, including priest, shot dead by British troops in West Belfast

1971 – Hundreds of Catholics arrested under “internment without trial” powers

10 AUGUST

1781 – Our morning’s salutation – ‘Rebels ! Turn out your dead !’ 

1922 – Punitive R.A.F. bombing raid against villagers in Waziristan

1964 – Even the Labour leader ‘terrified’ of upsetting the Americans over Vietnam

11 AUGUST

1919 – FO memo – Don’t consult Arabs – Zionism is ‘of far profounder import.’

1971 – Three shot dead and another dies after a mock execution in Belfast

12 AUGUST

1969 -RUC incites loyalists to attack Derry’s Catholic residents

13 AUGUST

14 AUGUST

15 AUGUST

1967 – Birmingham Airport’s role in covert arms airlift to Nigerian junta exposed

16 AUGUST

1923 – Crowded tea shop obliterated as RAF target rebel chief in Kurdish town

1985 – Margaret Thatcher admonished for colluding with apartheid South Africa

17 AUGUST

1900 – General Alfred Gaselee sanctions an orgy of looting in Beijing

1967 – Newspaper reveals U.K. supplying Nigerian junta with fast patrol boats

18 AUGUST

1920 – General Haldane obtains Churchill’s approval to use chemical weapons

19 AUGUST

1953 – MI6 overthrow Mossadegh – the popular moderate prime minister of Iran

1995 – Iraq sanctions death toll condemned

20 AUGUST

1920 – General on his troops ‘burning every village within reach’

1938 – Missionary doctor’s shock at Arab casualties of British violence

21 AUGUST

1857 – Lord Elgin’s diary notes on ‘living among inferior races’

1998 – Tony Blair backs attack on life saving Sudanese pharmaceutical company

22 AUGUST

23 AUGUST

1305 – Scottish rebel William Wallace strangled, castrated and disemboweled

1900 – Ashanti towns and villages burned as a ‘lesson

24 AUGUST

1814 – British troops sack Washington D.C.

1920 – Churchill – Egypt ‘will do all she is told’

25 AUGUST

1933 – The Daily Express praises the puritanism of Nazi Berlin

26 AUGUST

27 AUGUST

1953 – General Erskine reluctant to investigate crimes of loyalist Kenyan militia

1956 – MP and MI6 officers meet Egyptians to plan murder of president Nasser

28 AUGUST

1842 – Chaplain shocked by the barbarity of the British army in Afghanistan

1938 – Royal Engineers blow up 100 houses in Jenin as a ‘punitive measure.’

29 AUGUST

1920 – Churchill urges the RAF to consider using mustard gas in Iraq

1975 – Harold Wilson orders ministers not to be friendly with PLO delegates

30 AUGUST

1848 – The Times warns famine struck Ireland to expect less relief

1930 – Heavy bombing of North West Frontier villages for non-payment of fines

31 AUGUST

1619 – First known purchase of African slaves by a British colony

1793 – Scottish reformer Thomas Muir sentenced to transportation for 14 years

1813 – British sack San Sebastian, killing over a thousand and raping the women

1913 – Hundreds injured as British order police to attack workers in Dublin