Inspiration

Tribute to John Pilger

We have lost the greatest journalist of our time. John Pilger has passed away. And what can one possibly say about this great man that will do him justice? Where are the words that can convey how inspirational and important he was? Not only his unparalleled journalism, but the man he was, made John universally admired and respected, because his […]

The Somme: A Deeper Question

I’ve just been reading, during the commemorations for the Battle of the Somme, Wilfred Owen’s poem ‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’ about ‘these who die as cattle’. A comment by a member of the fantastic group, Veterans For Peace UK, on Facebook about the ceremonies says, ‘All the talk of fallen and sacrifice gets me. Those men did not fall they were ripped apart.’ which is exactly right. Senseless mass slaughter……and I couldn’t get Owen’s poem out of my head.

Craig Murray Released From Prison – His Statement Outside the Prison.

John Pilger: ‘In these dark times, Craig Murray’s truth-telling is a beacon. He is owed our debt of gratitude, not the travesty of a prison sentence which, like the prosecution of Julian Assange, is a universal warning.” Craig Murray was released from prison on St Andrew’s Day yesterday and was greeted by a cheering crowd. (video below). He was jailed […]

The Syrian Presidential Elections in Pictures, by Vanessa Beeley

BSNews editor Alison Banville: The Syrian presidential elections are underway and just as in 2014 regime change countries are closing their embassies in order to prevent Syrians from voting. Why? Because they know President Assad enjoys overwhelming popularity. If ever a situation demonstrated the utter contempt these so called freedom loving nations have for democracy it is this cynical attempt […]

A Lost Wedding Ring in the Era of Covid

This morning I had an experience which was extremely poignant on more than one level. I had just entered my local supermarket having been asked by the security guard on the door if I have a mask to which I’d replied confidently, ‘I’m exempt’, thinking as I strolled past him, ‘exempt from this authoritarian madness’., and I proceeded to peruse […]

Hope is a Weapon

Recently, whilst scanning a sea of angry comments on Facebook that were raging, quite rightly, at the injustice of the Covid scandal, I came across one particular remark which triggered unexpected deep emotion: ‘can anyone offer me some words of hope?’ it read.  I was arrested by this simple plea which seemed to carry more force precisely because of its […]

Nurses March With 100,000 in London For Truth And Freedom

This co-editor attended the huge protest in London yesterday (April 24th 2021) against the Lockdown, vaccine passports, masks – all restrictions, in fact – and the experimental jab itself. The day was bright sunshine, music, laughter and above all, solidarity. In our own communities we may be outnumbered by the unawakened and it’s easy to feel isolated and depressed, but […]

War Against Syria, Part 2: What is Syria Really Like?

(All photo credits: Janice Kortkamp) Syria is not a “shit hole” country. I hate that term. To me it represents both extreme ignorance and arrogance. In my life and travels I’ve seen how there is good and bad, beauty and ugliness everywhere. Introduction and overview There is not one single American I’ve ever met (other than people of Middle East […]

Britain’s secret state and the need for whistle-blowing

Who defines national security? In its own small way, my case illustrates the conflict and tensions around the issue of “national security”. I would argue that the Iraq war was not only against our national security but has been catastrophic for global security as a whole.  In fact, Lord Goldsmiths’ own legal advice at the time (prior to him changing […]