Democracy Is Coming… To The U.S.A.!

“Corporations are not persons” by Mike Ferner When Judge Debbie O’Dell-Seneca, recently directed a corporate “fracking” combine in Western Pennsylvania to unseal the terms of a settlement with citizen-plaintiffs, she struck a clear blow for the public’s right to know.  But far beyond the borders of Washington County PA, her ruling is being celebrated by a national movement working to […]

Dispelling the Thatcher myths

Alex Nunns offers an antidote to the media fawning over Thatcher – and argues her biggest victory was getting her opponents to buy into her mythology When a political leader dies it becomes compulsory to lie about their record. While much of Britain openly rejoiced at the death of Margaret Thatcher, the media snapped into reverential mode, giving over hours […]

Requiem for a Dominatrix

By Michael Parenti On April 8, 2013, the western world lost a grand dame, an iconic figure, a woman admired by millions while dismissed by others as just another lady in a bouffant hairdo. She came from a modest social background yet she made her way to the top, a woman who could perform winningly in what is arguably the […]

A Genuine, Positive Thatcher Story

Brian Cox: CERN’s supercollider filmed March 2008 Rock-star physicist” Brian Cox talks about his work on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Discussing the biggest of big science in an engaging, accessible way, Cox brings us along on a tour of the massive project. Actually, the more one thinks of this, the more it can be seen as public sector […]

Guess Who Is Not Coming to Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral

The importance of Margaret Thatcher’s warmongering is reflected in the Falklands theme of her funeral arrangements — something Tony Blair does not seem to regard as “tasteless” by Lindsey German Tony Blair has denounced as ‘tasteless’ those celebrating the news of Margaret Thatcher’s death. “Even if you disagree with someone very strongly,” he said, “at the moment of their passing […]

Force-Fed UK Austerity

Since 2008, America, Britain and other European nations force-fed austerity harshness. Neoliberal and imperial priorities take precedence by Stephen Lendman Bankers, war profiteers, other corporate favorites, and privileged elites alone benefit. Ordinary people lose out entirely. Public needs go begging. Human misery grows. Things go from bad to worse. Nothing ahead looks promising. Britain made things harder. Parliament imposed the […]

“Tramp the Dirt Down”

By George Galloway MP The old saw that one shouldn’t speak ill of the recently dead cannot possibly apply to controversial figures in public life. It certainly didn’t apply to President Hugo Chavez who predeceased Margaret Thatcher amidst a blizzard of abuse. The main reason it must not preclude entering the lists amidst a wave of hagiographic sycophantic tosh of […]

Margaret Thatcher’s Criminal Legacy

Hours after the death of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the history books are being re-written and the beatification of the Iron Lady is well underway by Finian Cunningham Current British premier David Cameron praised Lady Thatcher for having “saved Britain” and for making the has-been colonial power “great again”. Tributes poured forth from French and German leaders, Francoise […]

Margaret Thatcher: A Legacy of Lies

A history of state sponsored terrorism, torture, extra judicial murder, imprisonment without trial, eviction of British citizens from their homeland; just some of the crimes of the late prime minister Margaret Thatcher Iran-Iraq War (1980 – 1988): Throughout the 1980’s, during the war with Iran and even after the gassing of the Kurds in Halabja, Britain lavished all manner of […]

The Ironic Lady

Margaret Thatcher, Supposed Champion of Freedom and Democracy, and her Dictator Friends by Nima Shirazi Margaret Thatcher died Monday, April 8, 2013, at the age of 87. Predictably, there is no dearth of hagiographic profiles of the former British Prime Minister in the mainstream press and scathing vitriol elsewhere.  But while The Economist hails Thatcher for her “willingness to stand up […]

Britain’s De-industralization and Privatization

The Economic and Social Legacy of Margaret Thatcher, “The Iron Lady” by Colin Todhunter “We understood the Conservative government’s determination to use the state machine against us. In order to dismember the welfare state, they had to break the trade union movement and they needed to break the miners first.” – Mick McGahey, Vice President of the National Union of Mineworkers 1972-87. […]

Obama Signs ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

(Written by Monsanto-sponsored Senator) by RT United States President Barack Obama has signed a bill into law that was written in part by the very billion-dollar corporation that will benefit directly from the legislation. On Tuesday, Pres. Obama inked his name to H.R. 933, a continuing resolution spending bill approved in Congress days earlier. Buried 78 pages within the bill […]