Politics

Masters and Slaves

Some people say they are going to obey whatever the Government tells them to do because they care about the vulnerable in our society and want to protect them. I am one of those deemed vulnerable having an underlying co-morbidity and I have had my letters from the NHS advising me how to stay safe. This is all quite comical […]

Damage to the Soul: Julian Assange And a Travesty of Justice

The imprisonment of Julian Assange has been a catalogue of gross injustice heaped upon gross injustice, while a complicit media and indoctrinated population looks the other way. In a truly extraordinary twist, Assange is now being extradited on the basis of an indictment served in the UK, which is substantially different to the actual indictment he now faces in Virginia […]

‘Paralysing a nation’: Evidence emerges of Royal Navy’s complicity in Saudi-led sea blockade of Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has received British training on naval tactics that could be used for blockading Yemen, an embargo which UN experts have described as ‘unlawful’. Amnesty International says the new information is ‘deeply concerning’. Phil Miller The Royal Navy’s role in the world’s worst humanitarian disaster has emerged after freedom of information requests by Declassified found extensive evidence of UK support […]

Breaking Bread: Syria’s Treasure and the Burning Wheatfields

Janice Kortkamp, a great friend of Syria, writes movingly here of the deep significance of bread in Syrian life and the great crime of illegally occupying US troops burning wheat fields as well as the theft of Syrian wheat by Turkey: I’ve described Syria as the most real place I’ve ever been and there is nothing more simply real than […]

Understanding the Russian Role in Syria

Syrian Ibrahim Mohammad clarifies here the misunderstandings that abound concerning the Russian motivations in aiding Syria: I recently replied to a comment on one of my posts and I’d like to share it with everyone to avoid as much useless conversations as possible in order to save time and energy. ” I hope that you get me right on this..If […]

Déjà Vu: GSK Recycles Its Problematic Adjuvant into Covid-19 Vaccines

By the Children’s Health Defense Team Among the 100 or so global players now working on experimental Covid-19 vaccines, most of the entities touted as frontrunners are obscure biotechnology and nanotechnology firms. Despite their focus on razzle-dazzle “next-generation” technologies that private foundations, the U.S. government and the military apparently find alluring, few of these companies have any prior experience successfully bringing vaccines to market. In contrast, some […]

Black Lives? Palestinian Lives? You Don’t Have to Choose

Over a decade ago, in 2009, I was on a protest at Scotland Yard about the death of Sean Rigg, left to die on the floor of Brixton police station. His family was there; Lowkey, best known for his fight for justice for the Palestinians, was there performing in the street one of his brilliant, incisive, truth-telling raps. No-one there […]

Anarchism Without the Name: Lessons from the Town of Cherán

IN A SMALL MEXICAN TOWN, LOCAL INDIGENOUS RESIDENTS HAVE CREATED A NEW, DEMOCRATIC, AND LARGELY PEACEFUL COMMUNITY. THE QUESTION, WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS? Murray Bookchin, in his seminal work in the field of social ecology, The Ecology of Freedom, criticised the tendency of history to focus upon the ‘achievement of power’, the empires with their ‘temples, mortuaries and palaces’ […]

Opposing lockdown is NOT “profits before people”

Ever since the UK entered “lockdown”, those pushing for it to end have been labelled “callous” or “selfish” or accused of putting profits before people. Meanwhile millions are unemployed and a global famine is on the horizon. The lockdown will kill more people than the virus, and needs to be ended. The lockdown has been “eased”. Apparently. Some people should […]

I Wanna Break Lockdown With You

I wanna break the lockdown with you Look what it’s turning me into… Fuck the Thursday clapping! I told them I was napping But really I was sex-calling you I wanna break the lockdown with you I’m cooking for one, not two I’ve got no other half And no domestic staff So tell me, what’s a girl to do? I […]

Tracing App Data Collection Spells End of Vital Freedoms

The sinister potential of coronavirus lockdown to suppress dissent was on display on Monday as police broke up a small group of protestors outside Westminster Crown Court during a case management hearing for Julian Assange. The dozen protestors, who included Julian’s father John Shipton, were all social distancing at least 2 metres apart (except where living in the same household). […]