Merchants of death

British arms are being used to kill the people of Yemen. This fact is well known to the British government, which simply acts as arms sales force in chief for the merchants of death.   The Saudi regime is targeting hospitals and schools,...

The purpose of the propaganda against Trump

The western corporate news media propaganda against Putin and Russia is both absurd and all too familar. Before Clinton and Blair's bombing of Yugoslavia, they demonised Milosevic. He was characterised as a Butcher; he was compared to Hitler; he was...

BBC celebrates drugs

The BBC demonstrated its pride in the British team's Olympic success by running a montage of the highlights. They chose Joe Cocker, singing "I get by with a little help from my friends" as the soundtrack. The "friends" are of course drugs. As the song...

Selective reporting by the BBC

The BBC has been strangely silent on the issue of crimes committed by refugees. Under the government's Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement scheme one thousand six hundred Syrians were settled in Britain in the year up to March 2016. According to a...

BBC bias

The British Broadcasting Coroporation (BBC) equates opposition to Sharia with Islamophobia.   The BBC boasts of its duty of impartiality. On its website it claims:   Impartiality lies at the heart of public service and is the core of the...

Freedom of expression

After a trial that was shrouded in secrecy, Anjem Choudray has been convicted of terrorism. According to the BBC the evidence that condemned him was his tweet: "May Allah grant success to the Caliph."   This is both ironic and dangerous in equal...

Hillary and the House of Saud

Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups world wide...more needs to be done.   Thus, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009.   And she acted - after they had given her...

Soros emails

Thousands of George Soros emails have been published by DC Leaks. The leak was immediately blamed on Russia in a blatant attempt to deflect attention from the actual content of the documents. And it is obvious why the US neoliberal elite would want to...

Hillary Clinton presents a clear danger

The corporate media are busy representing Donald Trump as dangerous. However, it is Hillary Clinton's record that should be sounding the alarm bells. There hasn't been a US military intervention that didn't have Clinton's enthusiastic support. She is...

Trump and the media

The corporate media's coverage of Donald Trump demonstrates a degree of bias that resembles nothing so much as a witch hunt. Trump is constantly misrepresented, demonised, and even presented as an agent of Putin. The corporate media seem to have...

Muslims in prison

In France Muslims constitute seventy percent of the prison population. However, Muslims only make up eight percent of the general population. This is a massive over-representation. Yet France is not exceptional. Muslims are four percent of the British...

Rio opens with state violence

The opening of the Olympic Games in Rio saw riot police attacking citizens, including children, with tear gas and stun grenades. The protesters were shouting: "Fora Temer" and "No to the Olympics." At the opening ceremony, coup acting President Michel...

Islamophobia

Anyone who is critical of Islam is immediately labelled an Islamophobe, an ignorant racist. Amazingly, this childish name calling is surprisingly effective. It silences many would be critics before they even open their mouths. Worse still, it recruits...

Milosevic verdict

Slobodan Milosevic has been found innocent by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. It is hardly surprising that this news has been largely ignored by politicians and the corporate media. At the time they were daily calling...

How to deal with a crisis

Just blame Putin.   When the DNC's conspiracy designed to sabotage Bernie Sanders' campaign was revealed to the world by WikiLeaks, the response was simply to blame Russia. Ignore the content of the emails, Putin wants Trump to be the next...

Corporate news media bias

The British corporate news media is biased in favour of the neo-liberal elites. Anyone who has the audacity to challenge neo-liberalism is vilified and demonised, constructed as mad and bad. Jeremy Corbyn has been subjected to a massive and sustained...

Harming the Olympics

The political machinations designed to ban Russia from the Olympic Games are likely to have unforeseen reprecussions. The authorities seem determined to impose a blanket ban on all Russians. This is being done by overthrowing all the principles of...

Erdogan demands Gulen

In the aftermath of the failed military coup in Turkey, President Erdogan demanded that the US hand over Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan claimed that the Islamic cleric was behind the coup. The US responded by demanding that Turkey present prima facie...

Theresa May: Image and reality

So Britain has a new prime minister: Theresa May. The corporate news media are full of praise for her. The hyperbole extends to everything short of dubbing her Saint Theresa. They are busily representing her as a one nation Tory, a champion of the...

The irony of Brexit politics

In the aftermath of the European Union referendum British politics has been thrown into chaos. Within hours of the result, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his resignation on the ground that he had favoured remaining in the European Union and so...

World upside down

According to President Obama and NATO, Russia is the major threat to world peace. The claim is made without even bothering to offer a shred of evidence. The western corporate media repeat the narrative as though it were an established fact beyond any...

Time to leave NATO

The result of the referrendum on the European Union shocked the Western elites. They never believed that the electorate would deify their will and decisively vote to leave. Yet, not withstanding all the fear-mongering and hyperbole, the people voted...

Chilcot reports

The inquiry into the Iraq war was yesterday published after seven years. The report contains over two and a half million words. It cost ten million pounds. And it is a damning critique.   The inquiry finds that Iraq was not an imminent threat....

Representative democracy is obsolete

The United Kingdom's referrendum on the European Union is merely the latest illustration of the disconnect between the political elite and the interests and concerns of ordindary people. Wherever one looks across the so called Western world, it is...