April 2018 attack on dissent

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The War

The Attack

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Before the launching of the April 2018 attack, dissenting voices about the official versions of both the Poisoning of Sergei Skripal‎ and the Alleged Chemical Attack, April 7, 2018‎ in Syria, followed by the FUKUS April 14th missile attack, had made it even into some edges of the corporate media.

TO DO
  • Atlantic Council
  • The Times
  • Sunday Times: Anti-semites lurking in...
  • BBC
  • 2 x The Guardian
  • Sky News
  • etc.

Subsequent attacks

  • This Professor Teaches Journalism At A Top UK University. He’s Also A 9/11 Truther -Huffington post, December 4, 2018
    Noted, I disagree with some of Robinson views incl. the 9/11 , but... --Resup (talk) 13:25, 4 December 2018 (UTC) (UTC)
  • Dr. Tim Anderson is 'suspended' by the University of Sydney. His version of the event, displaying the teaching materials in question is here.
    Those materials clearly violate what is known as the 'working definition of Antisemitisim'.
    Also, in my view, those are unbalanced (if any armed force performs an expedition into densely populated area, majority of armed force losses will be military--namely among those soldiers involved, while heavy weapons use unavoidably will lead to civilians killed, not intentionally so. However the way question is posed, + suggestive graphics, indicates that to get a good grade, it may be beneficial to choose a particular partisan standing in delivering the answer).
    However, those facts need to be considered in broader perspective, taking into account, in particular, Dr. Tim Anderson research on Syria (sample), his other work at the University, possible differences of opinions involved, and issues of 'free speech', 'open debate' 'academic freedom' , and the Academic Freedom. --Resup (talk) 20:16, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
Well, it is from a lesson about critical thinking, with one thing to learn "Be wary of moral equivalence claims, carrying in-built assumptions". So maybe the Israel flag with the part swastika over it is an in-built test for the students, with the professor not going on before the lesson is learnt and the collage talked about. This is how I could defend it, but I don't know nearly enough about Anderson to judge if this is a likely interpretation. But it is so comically contradicting to the material the lesson deals with that I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt here as a seasoned academic. I see he was asked about the intention on twitter but hasn't yet answered. --CE (talk) 21:13, 6 December 2018 (UTC)
He has previously been under attack e.g. after Khan Sheikhoun incident - a personal response by him, April 2018 - also for his past conviction. His book 'The 'Dirty War on Syria' is extensively referenced - probably useful for people looking at Houla, East Ghouta incidents and the wider context of the conflict's coverage - although its clear where his sympathies lie. I think he has issued corrections when he put out an inaccurate infographic (White Helmet rescue victim photos)on social media. However, an unprofessional error of judgment with regards to flag on the infographic, especially when so many keen to discredit him. --Diagonal (talk) 15:04, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

The Response

Leeds, May 2018

Response to response

Analysis