Social Justice

Homelessness tops 5-year high in UK

A new report says homelessness in northern England has witnessed a 42 percent increase in just one year, with the homeless choosing to live in a network of disused sandstone caves near the town centre of Stockport, Greater Manchester

Mandela’s Greatness May Be Assured — But Not His Legacy

The liberation government, Mandela had promised, would take over the apartheid economy, including the banks – and “a change or modification of our views in this regard is inconceivable”. Once in power, the party’s official policy to end the impoverishment of most South Africans, the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), was abandoned, with one of his ministers boasting that the ANC’s politics were Thatcherite.

How to Spot Frauds and Informants in Political Resistance Movements

Sundry individuals come into resistance movements without a clear history, without known connections, and with sketchy or unverifiable backgrounds. Typically, they are disagreeable persons, they often don’t work but have access to money or constantly beg for funding on social media sites like Facebook, using the pretense they need funds for demos, endless “legal costs,” “successful campaigns,” etc. They are either opportunists or agent provocateurs, or just police agents. They quickly rise to the forefront of a movement, they spew militant rhetoric and agitate for “radical” actions, and they clearly have other agendas than what they pretend to care for.

UN Accuses Israel of Torturing Palestinian Children

The Israeli forces have been abusing Palestinian children ever since the occupation began, and especially starting from 1987 with the first intifada. Israel has arrested thousands of minors, and as young as seven years old, and have kept them in solitary confinement at times.

THE PEOPLE v THE BANKS Conviction beats Eviction

Every day, all over England & Wales the international bankers are unlawfully evicting. We the People from our homes, in what has to be one of the biggest scandals currently facing this country. In 2011 alone at least 36,000 repossessions were executed by the banks. However, as you will see, they do this based on a gigantic criminal scam. On the 31st May […]

What Niall Ferguson’s Attack on John Maynard Keynes Has Wrought

There are a lot of sound reasons to critique Keynesian economics, but the fact that its creator was gay shouldn’t be one of them by Rev. Irene Monroe Niall Ferguson, the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University, has sadly, in 2013, just found that out. Ferguson’s speech to investors and financial analysts at the Tenth Annual Altegris […]

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, […]

The Pride of San Francisco

By Simon Wood “The mission of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee is to educate the world, commemorate our heritage, celebrate our culture, and liberate our people” – Mission Statement (SF Pride website) Great change can often come about from seemingly innocuous events; the phenomenon seemingly random. Over a hundred Tibetan monks have set fire to […]

Lawyer’s Jail Torment Marks US Totalitarian State

By Finian Cunningham Half a century ago this month Martin Luther King wrote his famous prison protest against racial injustice, entitled ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’. An excerpt reads: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality… Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Fifty years on to this very month, King’s […]

“American Dream”

Food loaded into Dumpsters while Hundreds of Hungry Americans Restrained by Police by Sarah Carlson Hundreds of poor people waiting outside of a closed grocery store for the possibility of getting the remaining food is not the picture of the “American Dream.” Yet on March 23, outside the Laney Walker Supermarket in Augusta, Ga., that is exactly what happened. Residents […]