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This is a question Hypocrisy

Overheard the other day: "I've told you before - stop swearing in front of the kids, for fuck's sake." Your tales of double standards please.

(, Thu 19 Feb 2009, 12:21)
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Bloody Students...
Not hypocrisy, but pretty close to it.

I go to Glasgow University, and (as does any student) I enjoy going to the Union. On my way there a couple of weeks ago, there was a crowd of about 15/25 people outside of the computer science building next to the Union with Palestine flags.

Now, protests aren't uncommon in front of the Union, especially about the whole Gaza thing, but it seemed odd that they chose this building instead of the more popular destination of the Union to protest in front of.

I didn't want to go over & talk to them, but my mates did, so we did just that. It turned out that the protesters had submitted a set of demands to Charles Kennedy (Rector of the Uni) and were holding a floor of this building "hostage" until they were agreed to.

This led them to have the somewhat misleading slogan of "Support the Occupation!"


P.S. It turns out they were allowed to occupy that floor by the security so long as they didn't damage anything, because the floor wasn't used for much anyway. Also, half their demands were racist against Israelis (things like "no Israeli exchange students" & "stop getting water supplied from this company, because they're based in Israel" Wtf? I don't think a water company had much to do with this conflict)
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 0:30, 6 replies)
I walk past SOAS in London every other day and they had the same thing,
only after a couple of days all the signs had 'occupied' crossed out and replaced with 'liberated'.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 0:35, closed)
Same in Manchester
Such bitter rivalry between the Jewish and Islamic societies. Just learn to fucking get along.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 3:28, closed)

But these protesters weren't Islamic, they were pro-peace & just wanted the conflict to end. But their demands went too far into being dicks to Israelis instead of just stopping the war.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 12:43, closed)
racist against israelis?
Israel is a nation, not a race.
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 21:28, closed)
True, but didn't know the correct term
I mean, you talk about being racist against Muslims or the Irish. Nationalist isn't quite the right term (or is it?), so with lack of alternative options I had to go with the closest approximation known to me, which was "racist". Out of interest, what is the correct term?
(, Sun 22 Feb 2009, 21:40, closed)
We've got the same thing in Manchester at the minute. They've occupied part of a building for, I think over 3 weeks now
(, Thu 26 Feb 2009, 1:44, closed)

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