Unsurprisingly two decades of purified capitalism administered by the African National Congress – with the help of the IMF and World Bank -have done little for South Africa’s poor and dispossessed. Putting it charitably the party was outwitted into giving away control of the economy and enticed into abandoning its faith in socialism. What next? Continue reading
Roger Waters makes a mighty statement in Barcelona about reality, humility and understanding. This piece by Phillip Roddis published in Offguardian should be admired for its virtues by journalists. The rest of us can just be inspired.
Full spectrum dominance is dead. On March 1, addressing the Federal Assembly in Moscow, President Vladimir Putin announced Russia had achieved overwhelming military superiority over America. He said the US had wasted trillions of dollars of taxpayers money on defence systems that were useless against a new generation of Russian missiles. The US leadership had irresponsibly rejected overtures to reopen arms limitation talks and it was time to remove the war-mongers. Continue reading
‘Global apartheid’ was the catchphrase that drew attention to a deadlier strain of the virus evident in the brutal and brazen looting of the Third World by the West. If anything the term has increasing currency as corporations tighten their grip on the planet, inequality soars and imperial violence spreads. But does calling capitalism by another name really help stop the cancer? Continue reading
The Second Reading of the Immigration Control (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill was moved on 15 December in the House of Lords by Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws. The stated purpose is to create legislation that will prevent gross abusers of human rights from entering Britain. More plausibly the noble Lords are entangled – by design or ignorance -in a seedy campaign to fuel Russophobia. Continue reading
Earlier this year the Royal Academy of Arts mounted Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 at its London gallery. It claimed:”One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art.” There was no caveat against propaganda paid for by oligarchs. Continue reading