Articles, comment and meditations on power, oppression and political mindfulness
Friday, 3 April 2015
The austerity of political debate
It's remarkable how easily elite-serving language gets popularised. And with it, the very terms of 'acceptable debate'. All th...
Monday, 30 March 2015
Clone politicians and electoral mugs
It's that great exercise in 'participatory democracy' again, the General Election. And...
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Guardian gets new editor. Beyond the applause, key questions for Katharine Viner
There's been much congratulatory response to the announcement of Katharine Viner as new editor-in-chief at the Guardian . On hearing t...
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...
View web version