UK Election – a view from North Carolina

31 May

Kenneth Surin, writing yesterday in CounterPunch … Labour under Jeremy Corbyn has been gaining steadily in the polls, despite a massive media campaign to undermine him, extending from the BBC and supposedly “liberal” Guardian to the UK’s famously ghastly tabloids. … Read More »

Corbyn on terrorism

26 May

Why is this statement of the blindingly obvious such a ‘hugely controversial step’? Because we draw conclusions on the causes of salafist terror without troubling to join the dots on a quarter century of western aggression in the middle east, … Read More »

You’d think McCarthy was back!

22 Feb

Today’s Independent has former Labour Minister of State for Europe, Chris Bryant, telling Parliament that: There is now clear evidence of Russian direct, corrupt involvement in elections in France, in Germany, in the United States of America and, I would … Read More »

Irony detectors need not apply

19 Jan

Nor does the irony end here. That tireless crusader for workers’ rights and social justice, the Mail, weighed  in with this piece: Oh the irony! Fight Against Slavery advertises for ‘volunteer unpaid’ staff to work for FREE and ‘join the … Read More »

Red Poppies in Moffat

13 Nov

Remembrance Day in Moffat. To paraphrase Putin’s comment on the Soviet Union: anyone who fails to see that Britain’s wars – from WW1 to Syria – have been created by and/or pursued in the interests of Profit has no understanding. … Read More »

The Sales of Justice

14 Aug

This post also features on offGuardian – a much needed antidote to the rightward drift of once liberal media. NEC – National Executive Committee of the Labour Party …  PLP – Parliamentary Labour Party, i.e. Labour MPs … Members – rank and file Labour Party … Read More »