JUNE

ROGUE NATION –

1000 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN –

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1 JUNE

1906 – The Times – Halting the opium trade would harm our financial interests

2 JUNE

1915 – Martial law in Ceylon, hundreds shot on sight, thousands arrested

1984 – Margaret Thatcher welcomes Apartheid leader P.W. Botha

3 JUNE

1833 – Gladstone – slaves are no more than the property of their owners

1839 – Chinese destroy British opium leading to the First Opium War

1940 – Churchill anxious to achieve faster deportation of Jewish refugees

4 JUNE

1857 – Reign of terror, including indiscriminate hangings, at Benares

5 JUNE

6 JUNE

1769 – ‘A Negro boy to be disposed of’

7 JUNE

1818 – British troops burn homes and destroy rice stores in Ceylonese villages

1919 – Photographs of the wholesale flogging of Egyptian villagers

8 JUNE

1847 – Britain – We won’t pay for Irish famine victims

9 JUNE

1920 – The ancient Iraqi town of Tel Afar destroyed in a punitive operation

1954 – British general warns against prosecuting Kenyan militia for murder

10 JUNE

1857 – Forty Indian mutineers blown from guns

1893 – 39 Egyptian convicts shot dead

1940 – Propaganda and religious hatred provoke anti-Italian riots

11 JUNE

1843 – Sarawak villages plundered and burned to the ground

1857 – British army at Allahabad slaughters ‘every native that appeared in sight’

12 JUNE

1847 – Workhouse forced to turn away 260 starving Irish famine victims

1972 – British army urges tolerant approach to loyalist paramilitaries in its ranks

13 JUNE

1958 – Day and night curfew imposed on Nicosia

1965 – Britain supports U.S. assault on Vietnam

1978 – Queen confers a knighthood on Romanian tyrant Ceausescu

14 JUNE

1953 – British captain tortures and executes Kenyan rebel suspects

2018 – U.K. blocks U.N. initiative to avert conflict escalation and famine in Yemen

15 JUNE

1798 – General condones ‘promiscuous and severe punishments’

16 JUNE

1900 – Field Marshal Roberts – Detain Boer civilians and burn their homes

1936  – 6000 Palestinians given a few hours notice of compulsory demolition

1959 – Colonial detention camps in Kenya worse than Japanese POW camps

17 JUNE

1857 – Indian mutineers blown apart – wounding civilian spectators

1914 – Britain buys a controlling influence in Anglo-Persian oil

1953 – Ten Kenyans beaten and summarily executed by British led troops

18 JUNE

1760 – Report from Jamaica – gibbeted slaves ‘live from four to eight days.’

1920 – Churchill backs poison gas to preserve the Empire

19 JUNE

1842 – Priceless antique books in Shanghai used as cooking fuel and toilet paper

1921 – Irish village almost totally destroyed by crown forces

1948 – State of emergency introduced in Malaya – thousands detained

20 JUNE

21 JUNE

1847 – The Irish famine victims removal Act becomes law

1900 – Minister – sanctioning the shooting of Boer prisoners would be “awkward”

22 JUNE

1948 – Labour MPs demand restrictions on black immigration

2018 – U.K. drops objection to sending British terror suspects to Guantanamo

23 JUNE

1757 – Battle of Plassey is followed by the looting of Bengal 

24 JUNE

1917 – Valley of villages and crops burned to the ground in Waziristan

1965 – U.K. stages a coup in Sharjah to ensure the state’s dependency on London

1974 – Ministers and MPs learn of Harold Wilson’s secret H-bomb test

25 JUNE

1957 – Britain approves the “dilution technique” of torture in Kenya

26 JUNE

1777 – Redcoats ransack the town of Westfield, New Jersey

1857 – “We stand no nonsense here !” – British officer explains mass executions

27 JUNE

1933 – Britain rebuked over legitimating child marriage in Palestine

28 JUNE

29 JUNE

1857 – “Slaughter all the men” – bloody retribution against an Indian village

30 JUNE