Dog ownership sure has made me rethink some of my anthropocentric world views. See what you make of Cristina Zenato as she swims with the sharks.
Born in late 1952, my lifelong love affair with The Beatles was pre-ordained. An early sign came when, on a rainswept night in March ’63, a few pals on a council estate on the cusp of Northern Sheffield, and a … Read More »
For the second time in three days I’m indebted to OffGuardian editor Vaska. Her FB posting of a cringeworthy example of Israeli hasbara prompted my post: Breast cancer, feminism, Israeli warplanes. Today she put this up: Vaska is right – … Read More »
Eric Kraus is one of many FB friends I’ve never met – in his case because he lives in Moscow and I don’t. Today he posted this: Good question Eric but regrettably easy to answer. No it would not change … Read More »
THIS POST ALSO FEATURES IN OffGuardian I’m critical of identity politics both in its passive form, as theory-lite substitute for class analyses of oppression and exploitation, and in its more active manifestations. Such as when, in 2016, millions of progressives … Read More »
Brecht is powerful but it’s Michael Rosen who captures our zeitgeist.
Below is a Facebook exchange, I think self explanatory, from a few days ago. Let me say right out I never set eyes on any of its three participants, though last week Ian Jenkins sent a friend request after I’d … Read More »
Coffee and funny money accountancy writ large … a supremely well penned salute to five heroic contrarians … the wickedly accurate putting straight, by a Presbyterian minister, of all who see in Donald Trump some mystifyingly aberrant wrong turn by … Read More »
Some of us have been aware for a long time of creeping inroads, on freedom and such open society fundamentals as presumption of innocence, made in the name of progressive values. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Woody Allen stand convicted … Read More »
Yesterday in CounterPunch, under the header, Trump’s Big Pullout, Chandra Muzaffar wrote: If we … turn to the situation in Syria, we would realise that the US role in combating terrorism was limited. The Syrian Army, with the backing of … Read More »