OCTOBER

ROGUE NATION –

1000 FORGOTTEN ANNIVERSARIES THAT SHAME BRITAIN –

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1 OCTOBER

1839 – Cabinet backs war with China after opium traders are held hostage

1938 – The Times greets news of Munich pact with Hitler as a ‘new dawn’

1974 – UDR soldiers, many with terror links, keep weapons in their homes

2017 – Queen Elizabeth gifts a prize stallion to Bahrain’s tyrant King Hamad

2 OCTOBER

1750 – Hung and his body left to rot for drawing a knife on a white man

3 OCTOBER

1699 – The first Liverpool slave ship sets sale

1938 – British Special Night Squad troops target random Arabs

4 OCTOBER

1743 – City of London auction – rum, brandy and ‘one Negro boy’

1759 – British troops massacre the Abenaki people and burn their homes

1993 – Margaret Thatcher – Let the Saudis do as they want

5 OCTOBER

2001 – Blair consoles General Musharraf over stigmatization of military regimes

6 OCTOBER

1953  – Britain dispatches troops to Guiana to oust newly elected government

7 OCTOBER

1860 – British troops begin the ransacking of Beijing’s Summer Palace

1865 – Imprisonment of a black man for trespassing on an abandoned plantation

2001 – U.K. joins U.S. in illegal war of aggression against Afghanistan

8 OCTOBER

1981 – Margaret Thatcher toasts Pakistan’s dictator Zia

2001 – War cabinet discusses targeting Afghan media outlets

9 OCTOBER

1796 – Drowned black slaves dumped in a mass grave in North Devon

1916 – Captain – newspaper propaganda on trench warfare makes him laugh

1919 – The RAF drops incendiary bombs on North West Frontier Villages

1953 –  British governor suspends Guiana’s constitution after left wins election

10 OCTOBER

1842 – Kabul sacked in an orgy of fire, looting and ‘wholesale butchery’

1846 – Troops dispatched to prevent starving Irish from halting corn exports

11 OCTOBER

1649 – Cromwell’s troops slaughter all but ‘a very few’ of Wexford’s inhabitants

1736 – Slaves face death ‘with amazing obstinacy’ following aborted revolt

12 OCTOBER

1823 – Newspaper dismisses dangers of treadmill, blaming idle, sulky slaves

1879 – Mass execution of Afghans to ‘celebrate’ the British capture of Kabul

13 OCTOBER

1845 – PM – Irish famine fears exaggerated – delay in acting desirable

1945 – British army shell Saigon temple, killing one hundred

1988 – Sir James Cleminson boasts U.K. is apartheid’s most reliable partner

2006 – General admits British troops in Iraq only exacerbate security problems

14 OCTOBER

1781 – Lord Cornwallis expels his black troops from Yorktown

1964 – UK ambassador on our ‘friendly’ but ‘barbaric’ Saudi ally

15 OCTOBER

16 OCTOBER 

1938 – Round the clock curfew imposed on Jerusalem’s Old City

17 OCTOBER

1775 – The Royal Navy punishes the American town of Falmouth 

1865 – Jamaican woman hung for listening to a rebellious preacher

1971 – Routine use of torture in Ulster exposed

1987 – Margaret Thatcher insists that she can’t meet the “terrorist” A.N.C.

18 OCTOBER

1860 – British troops burn down Beijing’s legendary Summer Palace

1865 – Jamaican hung for his ‘ferocious look of defiance’ while being whipped

1972 – PM advised to be ‘economical with the truth’ over Irish detentions

2012 – Three Afghan boys shot in the head by an SAS soldier

19 OCTOBER

2001 – Blair frustrated at legal concerns over killing Afghans

1988 – Members of Sinn Fein banned from broadcasting

20 OCTOBER

1938 – British officer orders reprisal executions in Arab village

1952 – British governor of Kenya declares a state of emergency

1988 – Britain ends the right of suspects to remain silent

21 OCTOBER

1945 – Censorship of British sex crimes in Malaya – protesters shot dead

22 OCTOBER

1985 – Revealed – 34 MPs hold investments in Apartheid South Africa

23 OCTOBER

1938 – Winston Churchill on the existential threat of ‘barbarian breeding’

2003 – Galloway expelled from the Labour Party for opposing Iraq invasion

24 OCTOBER

1865 – Preacher Paul Bogle hung for demanding justice for black Jamaicans

1927 – Two Iraqi villages flattened by the RAF for overdue fines

25 OCTOBER

1920 – Lord Mayor of Cork dies on hunger strike in Brixton prison

1946 – Foreign Secretary on the need to get a Union Jack on the atom bomb

26 OCTOBER

1857 – Witness recalls gruesome execution of Indian mutineers

1938 – British army turns Palestinian village into ‘a pile of mangled masonry’

2003 – The U.K. abstains from condemning Israel’s illegal ‘separation wall’

27 OCTOBER

1933 – Main square of Jaffa “strewn with the bodies” of Arab protesters

1962 – Public kept in the dark as nuclear bombers readied for Armageddon

2001 – Blair – no pause in Afghanistan bombing for Ramadan

28 OCTOBER

1762 – Ship’s crew saved ‘but not even any of our clothes or one slave.’

1998 – Britain’s High Court – Chilean tyrant Pinochet cannot be prosecuted

29 OCTOBER

30 OCTOBER

1918 – Lloyd George scorns role of black soldiers and ‘a few nigger policemen’

31 OCTOBER

1920 – ‘Moderate’ minister praises British reprisals against Irish civilians