NOVEMBER

ROGUE NATION –

1000 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN –

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1 NOVEMBER

1956 – Ministers unable to say if Britain is at war as Cairo airport is bombed

1977 – Britain vetoes full economic sanctions against Apartheid South Africa

2 NOVEMBER

1948 – British troops burn the Malayan village of Kachau

1956 – U.N. votes 64 to 5 in call for Britain to halt its aggression against Egypt

3 NOVEMBER

1918 – Britain seizes Mosul to gain control over Mesopotamia’s oil fields

2010 – The U.K. promises to protect Israeli war criminals

4 NOVEMBER

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6 NOVEMBER 

1937 – Black Watch troops beat twelve Arab villagers to death

1938 – Churchill praises Hitler, less than one year before outbreak of war

7 NOVEMBER

1948 – Eleven Malayan communists shot dead ‘while trying to escape’

8 NOVEMBER

1879 – British army executes Afghan villagers as a ‘lesson’

9 NOVEMBER

1804 – Preparations made to burn Irish convicts alive

1917 – Palestinians marganalised as their land is promised as a Jewish homeland

1978 – Britain determined to veto U.N. sanctions against Apartheid South Africa

10 NOVEMBER

1942 – Churchill vows to prevent the dissolution of the British Empire

1945 – British troops kill 10,000 Indonesians while restoring Dutch colonial rule

1994 – High Court – Government linked uneconomic aid project to arms sales

11 NOVEMBER

1975 – MI6 and the Palace in coup against Australia’s Labour government

12 NOVEMBER

13 NOVEMBER

1865 – The Times on the ungrateful ‘savageness’ of black Jamaicans

14 NOVEMBER

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16 NOVEMBER

1865 – The Morning Herald on the ‘cruelty’ and ‘ingratitude’ of black Jamaicans

1869 – Maori rebel Hamiora Pere executed for treason

1882 – African villages shelled, machine gunned and burned to the ground

17 NOVEMBER

1821 – Priest – slaves surviving on raw plantains – perpetually flogged

1882 – Niger Delta village bombarded, ‘the inhabitants killed or expelled’

18 NOVEMBER

1865 – The Times – Black Jamaicans are ‘our spoilt children’

1953 – RAF starts Kenya bombing campaign – six million bombs dropped

2007 – UK forces fail to investigate death squad allegations in Afghanistan

19 NOVEMBER

1914 – Five detainees shot dead at Douglas Alien Detention Camp

20 NOVEMBER

1939 – Winston Churchill – Let German sailors drown

1974 – Harold Wilson – Nuclear weapons help us to woo Washington

21 NOVEMBER

1920 – 14 shot dead by British led armed police at Dublin football stadium

1952 – Top civil servant refers to Persia and its oil as ‘our property’

22 NOVEMBER

1847 – Minister’s advice to go ‘a little beyond the law’

23 NOVEMBER

1945 – ‘Calcutta is quieter’ after 32 protesters, mostly students, are shot dead

1952 – Colonial police and militia massacre up to 100 villagers in Kenya

24 NOVEMBER

2006 – Wall Street and the weather cited as pretexts for the Iraq war

25 NOVEMBER

1936 – Only apprentices of ‘pure European descent’ can join the R.A.F.

1952 – Wider powers of collective punishment authorized in Kenya

26 NOVEMBER

1833 – Lord Napier – ‘The empire of China is my own.’

1952 – Archbishop of York backs collective punishment against Kenyan villages

1955 – Sir John Harding introduces state of emergency in Cyprus

27 NOVEMBER

1937 – Suspect Arab rebel executed just five days after his arrest

2002 – No WMD here but we found marmalade

2012 – Cameron – Security agents can kill without fear of prosecution

28 NOVEMBER

1885 – General Prendergast’s troops loot Burma’s Royal Palace at Mandalay

29 NOVEMBER

1781 – British ship throws 132 slaves overboard to claim on its insurance

1920 – Gertrude Bell on teaching the Arabs a ‘lesson’ by ‘burning villages’

30 NOVEMBER

1567 – Hawkins’ sailors sack Cacheu, torturing, killing and seizing slaves

1923 – R.A.F. drop 8,600 incendiary bombs on two Iraqi villages for ‘disobedience’