Inspiration

Vanessa Beeley – Blinking in the light: taking cancer personally.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer April 2013 in Gaza, after days spent wrestling with over exuberant porters, Egyptian Intelligence and army at the Rafah border, this was not the outcome I expected. Two ultrasounds and a rather barbaric mammogram later i wandered out of the clinic in Gaza, bemused and dazed. I sat on the beach and watched the sun […]

The End of Press Freedom

Today there is a real fear that a journalist and publisher is about to be extradited from an ostensibly democratic country to face a sealed grand jury indictment, the charges of which may include espionage which can carry a sentence of life imprisonment or even capital punishment.

Understanding Class and Species: A response from Jason Hribal

In the June 2011 issue of Reason Magazine (Free Minds and Free Markets!) Thaddeus Russell had a lot to say about Jason Hribal’s Fear of the Animal Planet. His article, Ventriloquists for the Powerless, starts off with a bang. “Jason Hribal’s Fear of the Animal Planet: The Hidden History of Animal Resistancewill be ignored, dismissed, and mocked. Published by the tiny and idiosyncratic AK Press and […]

BSNews Person of the Year for 2018 – Vanessa Beeley

The photograph above shows independent journalist, Vanessa Beeley and Shade Shhde whose three children, wife and mother were all killed in the massacre at Mhardeh, Syria – an outrage ignored by the West’s corporate media. Shade is giving Vanessa the bracelet his eldest daughter used to wear. This almost unbearably moving gesture is a grieving man’s way of demonstrating how much […]

Keith Mann Speaks at Launch of his Powerful Book

Keith Mann speaks passionately at the launch of his must-read book, ‘I Am Keith Mann. I Cured Cancer at Home’. Read BSNews co-editor Alison Banville’s review of Keith’s book here. Buy the book here. The information in its 400 pages is of seismic importance and should be shared far and wide. This is why:    

What Is the Meaning of Life?

We are living through times of widespread poverty, war, and immigration. There are many more people in the world who can’t even afford to buy a football than there are people who can afford to pay 200 Euros to attend a Premier League match, or 400 Euros a year to watch it on TV. Football is one of life’s great teachers. It is one of life’s great inspirations. But the current business model of football ignores so much of the world.

Book Review: I Am Keith Mann. I Cured Cancer at Home

Truth. Now there’s a word. It sounds simple doesn’t it? Superficially. Something most people would declare they align themselves with. It’s one of those obvious signifiers of decency. Truth is like Justice. Who would not say they are in favour? But just like Justice, Truth is a far more profound concept than most would dare to admit.   The word […]

VETERANS FOR PEACE FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO GATHER IN LONDON FOR ARMISTICE

This weekend military veterans from around the world; Denmark, England, France, Germany, Holland, Israel, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, USA, Wales and Zimbabwe, will attend the annual gathering of Veterans For Peace UK (VFP UK) in London. The weekend includes a public conference on Saturday and culminates with a remembrance ceremony at The Cenotaph in London on Sunday 11 November, Armistice […]

Conspiracy Theory, Innocence Theory, and Class Interest

“Here at home and throughout the world people are fighting back against the forces of  wealth, privilege, and militarism – some because they have no choice, others because  they would choose no other course but the one that leads to peace and justice.” — Michael Parenti Michael Parenti is an internationally known award-winning author and lecturer. He is one of […]

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Life ain’t a major arcana It’s a flipped up board and spinning dice Life ain’t pre-written drama It’s the Universe in a grain of rice That’s wrong! It’s in ‘a grain of sand’ But it really means the same The Beauty and the Mystery Dwell not inside the brain The Great Imagination Is imagining the Mind Enfolding and unfolding In […]