Articles, comment and meditations on power, oppression and political mindfulness
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Scotland and the potential of a Corbyn-led progressive alliance
No predictions. One can only hope now for a Corbyn victory and the pleasure of May's removal. But either an outright win or a close outc...
Monday, 5 June 2017
Corbyn soars high above weathervane Guardian
It's been a pleasure to watch Jeremy Corbyn surge on a wave of rational argument and populist appeal. Whatever happens now, Corbyn has w...
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Manchester bombing: media fail to probe intelligence-jihadi collusion under May's watch
Amid reports of multiple arrests and the 'immense progress' made by police and the security services in 'rounding-up' the...
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Manchester: seeking the deeper causes of terrorist violence
If the wicked slaughter of innocents in Manchester leaves us grasping for explanations, the major political and media reactions offer only ...
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Holyrood passes Section 30, a mandate based on real political authority
While today's Scottish parliamentary vote approving a Section 30 order (to the Scotland Act, 1998) won't hush debate over the just...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Guardian's day of shame, and the dark depths of liberal McCarthyism
The liberal 'resistance' to Donald Trump has revealed a service media now plumbing its own dark, reactionary depths. A Guardian ed...
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Trump protests must see and oppose US crimes in their totality
As global protests continue against Donald Trump, what could be the nucleus of a promising new progressive movement, akin to Occupy, is bein...
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