J’accuse

At a press conference the morning after the 13/11 attacks in Paris, French President Francois Hollande said an investigation would establish this was an act of war by the “jihadist army”, Islamic State. Less than an hour later IS claimed responsibility for a “blessed invasion”. Landmarks across the world glowed in solidarity – blue, white and red – as the victims and French children were harnessed to a chariot of propaganda. Continue reading

Breaking the silence

The election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the opposition Labour Party in Britain will frustrate warmongers on both sides of the Atlantic. Just hours after he stormed to victory yesterday, Mr Corbyn – a socialist and chair of Stop the War Coalition – addressed crowds at the ‘Solidarity with Refugees’ rally in London.  He said war was not the answer to the ‘refugee crisis’ now enveloping Europe. Continue reading