Articles, comment and meditations on power, oppression and political mindfulness
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Whatever the EU vote, the same power elites and institutions need to be resisted
I'm oddly thankful that this EU referendum is coming to a close - even if the aftermath is likely to be much uglier. Unlike the vibrant ...
Friday, 6 May 2016
New green shoots - promising outcome of Holyrood 2016
SNP 63, Greens 6. It's a good, encouraging outcome. No SNP majority, just two seats short. But, arguably, a better overall result, wit...
Monday, 2 May 2016
Dark motivations behind 'Labour's anti-Semitism problem'
As the political cries and media echoes of 'Labour's anti-Semitism crisis' continue, what rational 'measurement' of thos...
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Brussels attacks: no live media outside Nato's terror base
Once again, as with the divergently-covered attacks on Paris and Beirut, we've seen starkly contrasting media reaction to the terror ev...
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
A note on BBC's Orwellian use of 'migrants'
The BBC routinely claims to be an impartial broadcaster, forever reminding us of the need for neutral language in its reports. Yet, consider...
Friday, 4 March 2016
EU: in or out for the left? The real issues of identity and sovereignty
What's the most progressive position to take on the EU referendum? As a febrile media pump out more trite 'context' - 'con...
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