Psychopathy, Politics and The New World Order

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society by Colin Todhunter When attempting to analyse what is happening in the world, it is important to appreciate past economic, social and political processes that led us to where we are today. Understanding the tectonic plates of history that led certain countries towards fascism, communism […]

Chatham House & UK Foreign Policy; an overview

The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the Council on Foreign Relations in the UK are comprised of a group of elites who although unaccountable shape Britain’s foreign policy by PressTV The post-1945 world order, which was marked by closeness between Britain and the United States, was mainly constructed by Think Tanks and Power in Foreign Policy involving […]

A Post-history Strip Tease

How cozy it would be to summon the retro-spirit of Burt Bacharach to define our geopolitical future and start singing, “What the world needs now / is love, sweet love” by Pepe Escobar This is an abridged version of a lecture this week at the 13th Seminary of Political Solidarity Don Juan Chavez in memoriam at the University of Zaragoza, […]

Thatcher’s Tyrants – The Tanks, The Guns, The Christmas Cards

By David Edwards The late American historian Howard Zinn wrote: ‘The truth is so often the reverse of what has been told us by our culture that we cannot turn our heads far enough around to see it.’ (The Zinn Reader – Writings on Disobedience and Democracy, Seven Stories Press, 1997, p.400) What, for example, is the truth of the […]

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 […]