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Blog 101

Hello everybody sorry I haven’t posted for a while but I’ve been taking some time off so I’ve had nothing to say.

However I am performing at the Glasgow comedy festival on the 19th of March and in preparation I’m doing some work in progress gigs at the Museum of Comedy 13th-17th March.  Come along.

Also Imaginary Sandwich Bar has been nominated for Best Radio Comedy at the Chortle Awards 2018, it won’t win, some arsehole with a huge online presence will win but Vote For Me anyway!

 

Blog 101a

 

The Palestinian-led movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize!

Bjørnar Moxnes, the Norwegian Member of Parliament who formally made the nomination, said:

“Awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the BDS movement would be a powerful signal, emphasising the international community’s commitment to support a just peace for the Palestinian people... the Israeli people and all people in the Middle East – and the world at large.”

In partnership with Jewish Voice for Peace, Palestinian Solidarity is launching a petition seeking 15,000 signatures urging the Nobel Committee to grant the Peace Prize to the BDS movement.

BDS stands in the same proud tradition of nonviolent resistance as the Montgomery bus boycotts, the United Farm Workers grape boycott, the boycott against South African apartheid, Gandhi’s boycott of British goods, etc. 

Sign the petition and tell the Nobel Committee: the movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions deserves recognition— because Palestinians deserve to be free.

Today— as was the case with all those other boycotts, in their time— not everyone sees BDS for the principled movement that it is. Every day, BDS activists are attacked by those devoted to defending Israel’s apartheid system. 

The Nobel Committee will publish a shortlist of nominees by the end of September. We need to lift our collective voice as high as we can today, and seize this opportunity to take a meaningful step towards justice.

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Hi Alexei
I'm voting here.
http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/02/07/39083/vote_in_the_2018_chortle_awards

February 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterParker Milady

Has anyone tried selling Dr Martens boots in Israel or Palestine.

February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMr FB

I love how this is important but still gets Blog 101a, rather than Blog 102. Because it still isn't as important as shiny new award!
Keep fighting the fight, Alexei.

February 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRussell Jones

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