Articles, comment and meditations on power, oppression and political mindfulness
Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Duty media: framing the options on Russia and Ukraine
Current events in Ukraine offer yet another prime example of a Western service media jumping to dutiful attention. While the BBC and other...
Monday, 3 March 2014
The illogicality of 'welfare abuse' within an abusive system
Iain Duncan Smith: one face of an abusive system Discussions about welfare and benefits wi...
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Spooks and feudalism: Greenwald savages Britain's secretive, archaic state
Consider these two 'home' truths: The British state is a deeply secretive, anti-democratic entity, with GCHQ and its associate &...
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Stone Cold Justice - Australian TV reveal Israel's brutal abuse of Palestinian children
A remarkable, courageous film from Australian ABC TV's Four Corners programme has helped expose the systematic detention, traumatic inte...
Monday, 10 February 2014
Killing, abuse and denial - the West's Olympian-sized record
How eagerly our media adopt the term 'human rights record' to highlight the villainy of other countries, while safely avoiding that ...
Wednesday, 5 February 2014
The admirable George Galloway, mistaken, alas, on independence
I once recall a kindly acquaintance telling me during the course of a discussion, "you're not wrong, just mistaken." It wasn...
Monday, 27 January 2014
False foundation of Blair's 'religious' convictions
And so, 'Vicar Blair' has delivered another homily from his 'pulpit' at the Guardian/Observer , beseeching us to see the tr...
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