Articles, comment and meditations on power, oppression and political mindfulness
Sunday, 25 January 2015
Disapproval over honouring Saudi despot - don't mention West's own tyranny
The grovelling tributes of Western leaders over the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah seems to say it all about the special treatmen...
Friday, 23 January 2015
Situation of urgency - time for standing outside systems of power
Not for the first time, I have to admit a certain reverential awe for what comes out of the propaganda lab, and how liberal 'insiders...
Friday, 16 January 2015
Charlie Hebdo: real fight is over who controls the terms of debate
So, Charlie Hebdo releases its much-awaited 'edition of defiance' , hailed by much of the political elite and liberal media. Is th...
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Pretensions in Paris: perfect day for real media speech
The aftermath of the appalling Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris has seen much media proclamation ...
Thursday, 8 January 2015
Liberal condemning of Charlie Hebdo killings offers little civilising solace
Very sad thoughts with the victims and families of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris. Whatever might be claimed about the merit or effec...
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Tragedy, avoidance and the 'why'
An out-of-control bin lorry crashes through a crowded Glasgow street, snuffing out unsuspecting l...
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