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...

Slow-motion coup

One hardly needs to be Machiavelli to know that a coup should be enacted suddenly and decisively. The coup should be a fait accompli before there is any chance to resist. Yet this is apparently news to the grandees of the Labour Party. Their attempted...