MAY

ROGUE NATION –

1001 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN –

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1 MAY

1982 – Disbelief among troops that they might have to die for the Falkland Islands

2 MAY

1982 – Argentine ship sunk while outside exclusion zone killing 323

3 MAY

1804 – British Redcoats shoot dead up to fifty Aboriginal Tasmanians

1863 – Hundreds of civilians and prisoners tortured and killed at Tait-san

1920 – R.A.F. biplanes machine gun and bomb cattle to starve the Nuer of Sudan

1920 – Churchill backs gas warfare to preserve the Empire

4 MAY

1916 – Irish rebel poet Joseph Plukett shot on his wedding day

1949 – British hang Malayan democracy activist

5 MAY

1981 – Bobby Sands MP dies after 66 days on hunger strike

6 MAY

1939 – Caged Arab villagers die from extreme heat and thirst

7 MAY

1962 – Harold Macmillan praises South Vietnamese dictator Diem

1974 – Ulster defence regiment gunmen murder a Catholic couple

8 MAY

1919 – Death for declaring the Raj ‘extinct’ and that ‘the people were the rulers.’

2003 – Iraqi taxi driver dies in custody – his body covered with torture marks.

9 MAY

1933 – Article in the Daily Express backs Nazi expulsion of ‘Bolshevik Jews’

10 MAY

1857 – Indian Mutiny incites press demands for ‘bloody vengeance’

1963 – Foreign Secretary – We must prop up the Saudi dictatorship

11 MAY

1933 – War veteran fined for removing swastika wreath from the Cenotaph

12 MAY

1919 – Churchill “in favour of using poisoned gas against uncivilised tribes.”

13 MAY

1915 – Britain reacts to anti-German riots by detaining German civilians

14 MAY

1930 – Bombing of friendly villagers described as an ‘error of little consequence’

1938 – England football team gives the Nazi salute

15 MAY

1975 – Cabinet – Uranium more important than ending Apartheid in South Africa

1982 – Stephen Spender – the war over the Falklands ‘goes on like sickness.’

16 MAY

17 MAY

1900 – Africans starved to save the white garrison of Mafeking

1934 – The Spectator magazine praises “wholesome family life” in Nazi Germany

2002 – Binyam Mohamed offered tea before torture

18 MAY

1946 – Burmese colonial police shoot dead protesting villagers

19 MAY

2003 – British Hawk jets used against Free Aceh Movement

2009 – Eight Afghan civilians killed by UK air strike – report kept secret

20 MAY

1919 – The R.A.F. bomb the medieval Afghan city of Jalalabad causing huge fires

1933 – Foreign Office – U.K. should not ask League to help refugees escape the Nazis

21 MAY

22 MAY

1783 – Lord Mansfield – throwing slaves overboard cannot be murder

1857 – British preempt a mutiny at Peshawar with mass executions

1938 – Aston Villa honour the Nazis with two Nazi salutes

23 MAY

1832 – Baptist deacon Samuel Sharpe hung for leading Jamaican slave strike

1937 – Editor of The Times admits censoring reports critical of Nazi Germany

24 MAY

1855 – British and Allied troops sack the Crimean city of Kerch

1920 – Young Iraqi thrown in prison for reading out a nationalist poem

1956 – Empty envelopes provoke harsh British reprisals in Nicosia

25 MAY

1918 – Public execution of 11 Iraqis after failed uprising in Najaf

26 MAY

1756 – Slave overseer’s diary notes on a summer of depraved torture

1981 – UK refuses to proscribe the UDA after finding a large cache of weapons

27 MAY

1798 – British general – ‘My wish was to excite terror.’

1924 – RAF bombing devastates the Kurdish town of Sulaymaniyah

28 MAY

29 MAY

30 MAY

1925 – British led police shoot dead ten demonstrators in Shanghai

31 MAY

1933 – Archbishop – Don’t interfere in Nazi Germany’s internal affairs

2019 – UN expert – the UK has subjected Assange to ‘pscyhological torture’