Beyond caricature: propornot

Last Friday the Washington Post published a clear piece of propaganda. The article, written by Craig Timberg, is based on a newly created website, propornot. The organisation is avowedly committed to exposing Russian propaganda. In particular its...

The mystery of Jill's money

Jill Stein is raising money for recounts in three states. And she is doing exceptionally well. So well in fact that she has in a mere two days raised more money than in her whole campaign for the presidency itself. And it is for recounts where she...

EU in death throes

The European Union parliament passed a resolution to combat the information war against Islamic State's and Russia's media. According to the parliamentarians, Europe is at war with Islamic State and Russia. The resolution, which was supported with...

Fake news propaganda

Whilst Barack Obama was visiting Germany last week, he partly blamed Hillary Clinton's loss of the US presidential election on false news stories in the alternative media. This meme is very popular with the neoliberal, global elite. The British...

Barack Obama JD

During his final foreign tour, President Obama gave an interview to the German news organisations ARD and Der Spiegel. When he was asked if he would pardon Edward Snowden, Obama stated: "I can't pardon someone who hasn't gone before a court..."  ...

Trump protesters are delusional

The protests against the election of Donald Trump are completely and obviously irrational. The protesters, the traumatised students, the I-am-moving-to-Jupiter-celebrities, the rioters, the I-fear-for-my-lifers, they are all suffering from a...

Neoliberal elite incapable of learning

One of the most progressive and hopeful aspects of Donald Trump's campaign was his consistent expressed desire to end US foreign wars of aggression, regime change operations and work with Russia to destroy the jihadist threat. This approach to US...

Yet more echoes of Brexit

After the result of the referendum on the European Union, I was shocked by the reaction of the people who voted to Remain. They immediately condemned the result. They castigated those who had voted Leave as being ignorant, uneducated racists. They...

Paul Ryan: one of the elite

The election of the Speaker of the House will reveal how much or, more to the point, how little, the Republican Party elite have learnt from Tuesday's presidential election. Paul Ryan is clearly opposed to the policy positions which the millions of...

Trump's election drives neoliberals crazy

The response of the neoliberal elite to the election of Donald Trump is truly something to behold. The mere fact that the electors chose the wrong (from the elite's point of view) candidate has driven them crazy with fear. Timothy Ash's article in the...

George Soros brings regime change home

The protests against the election of Donald Trump are not the spontaneous expression of disappointed Clinton supporters. They are top-down organised protests. They are being organised by Move On: a George Soros organisation.   George Soros, a...

Echoes of Brexit

Here in England anyone who voted Leave in the referendum was branded as ignorant, uneducated, racist. The presidential election in the US has unleashed the same vitriolic hysterical hatred. The neoliberal elite are frenziedly attacking ordinary...

The American people reject the elite

Donald Trump is President-elect. The people have spoken. And they they have loudly and clearly rejected the elite.   The elite subjected the people to a tsunami of propaganda. But the people were not fooled. They knew the propaganda was nothing...

Human Rights Watch destroys its own credibility

Human Rights Watch yesterday accused Russia of conducting airstrikes on a school in Syria. The organisation denounced the attack as a possible war crime.   However, if one reads Human Rights Watch's report, assuming one is half awake, it is...

Charity begins at home

I suspect the Clintons cannot help but laugh out loud every time someone trots out the old saying: Charity begins at home. They certainly use the alleged charity, the Clinton Foundation, for home comforts. Little things like Chelsea's wedding, her...

Delusional professor

Robin Lakoff is a professor of Linguistics at the University of California. She has an article on Hillary Clinton's email scandal in Time magazine. It is worth reading, but only if you enjoy the more loony aspects of politics. And this piece is truly...