The ongoing coup attempt in Venezuela

Guaidó is actively conspiring with a foreign power to overthrow his own government. There’s a word for that. Normally it is called treason.

The Triumph of Propaganda

So, aside from the celebrity deaths, the big news last year was about fake news. It was all over the place, in our newspapers, on the TV, on the radio, in the mouths of our politicians and media pundits: everywhere. The principle claim came from a group calling itself PropOrNot (“propaganda or not”) which publishedContinue reading “The Triumph of Propaganda”

Bare-faced hypocrisy on Syria

Last week Russia failed to be re-elected as a member of the United Nation’s human rights council (UNHRC). This was because of its bombing of East Aleppo, currently under occupation by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, previously known as the Al Nusra Front, a branch of Al Qaeda. Meanwhile Saudi Arabia is the elected chair of theContinue reading “Bare-faced hypocrisy on Syria”

Are we living in an Age of Terror?

Have you noticed that, with all the turmoil in the Labour Party, the Chilcot Report has completely disappeared from the news agenda? The question is no longer: should we try Tony Blair for launching an illegal war, in which possibly more than a million people have died, and countless others have had their lives destroyed,Continue reading “Are we living in an Age of Terror?”

Deaths of stars and friends remind us how fragile we are

There have been a number of high profile deaths in the news recently: starting with Lemmy from Motorhead, followed by David Bowie and ending with Alan Rickman last week. I was never a particular fan of any of them, but they served as a familiar backdrop to the ongoing story of my own life, soContinue reading “Deaths of stars and friends remind us how fragile we are”

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