Month: May 2016

Eurasia: China and Russia is Where It’s Happening

It appears clearly that Washington’s enraged neoconservatives around Victoria Nuland in the State Department and Defense Secretary Ash Carter have made the best contribution to bringing China and Russia together in an unprecedented manner. They managed this impressive feat by imposing financial and economic sanctions on Russia and threatening China’s sea lanes, fostering terrorism in Xinjiang and advancing the military “Asia Pivot” as well as the TPP that deliberately excludes China.

Silencing America as It Prepares for War

The 2016 election campaign is remarkable not only for the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders but also for the resilience of an enduring silence about a murderous self-bestowed divinity. A third of the members of the United Nations have felt Washington’s boot, overturning governments, subverting democracy, imposing blockades and boycotts. Most of the presidents responsible have been liberal – Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, Obama.

Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake Wins Palm D’Or: DWP Inhumanity Exposed

DWP Inhumanity Needs to be Challenged Urgently. Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake needs to inspire us all to act against the political and moral debasement of the Tory government: You may have seen the reviews of Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake. It reduced hardened film critics in Cannes to tears with its story about the cruelty that jobcentres and […]

The ‘Rape’ Of Okinawa

As RT reports: ‘thousands protested the rape and murder of a young Japanese woman by a former Marine on the eve of President Barack Obama’s visit.’ But for some vital context on what has led to this this anger, we publish a piece from Asia Times: It all seemed deadly familiar: an adult, 38-year-old US Marine sergeant accused by the […]

Obama Does Hiroshima

“He started suffering nosebleeds about a week after the bombing. They called a doctor, and my aunt put a wash basin by his side and stayed up all night taking care of him. But the bleeding from his gums and nose grew worse, and he finally died on the 22nd. Before he breathed his last, he complained that his stomach […]

‘We became subcontractors to the occupation’: B’Tselem ends work with Israeli army

After 25 years of accountability work in the occupied West Bank, Israeli human rights organization B’Tselem announced on Wednesday its decision to discontinue their strategy of holding Israeli forces accountable for their crimes against Palestinians through internal military mechanisms. Representatives of the organization, which focuses on collecting information and documenting Israeli human rights violations against Palestinians in the occupied West […]

The Queen just announced that private companies can lock people up, and nobody noticed

The government has announced the “biggest shake-up of prisons since Victorian times”. But while the media focuses on ‘iPads for prisoners‘ and ‘weekend inmates‘, the real story is in the handing of new financial powers to prison governors, allowing them “unprecedented levels of control over all aspects of prison management”. The government is using the academies model to privatise our prisons through […]

UK media and the legitimisation of austerity policies

By featuring some perspectives whilst excluding others, UK media has played a crucial role in the legitimisation of austerity policies.

The media cannot tell people what to think in a simple manner. However by featuring some perspectives whilst excluding others it plays a crucial role in the legitimisation of policy and the exercise of power.