Hillary Clinton: a letter to America

3 Aug

This post also features on offGuardian – a much needed antidote to the rightward drift of once liberal media. I’ve seen numerous FB posts by liberal American friends saying it’s vital to back Hillary. It isn’t, and I’ve Facebooked several … Read More »

The Clintons: just follow the money

29 Jul

The first is poppycock – check out her record – the second specious, though Sanders’ betrayal hasn’t helped. I’m no fan of spoiling ballot papers as individual protest but .. a mass expression of contempt for fake democracy while building a powerful alternative, well, that’s a different kettle of … Read More »

The next US President? A closer look

3 May

04/04/2016. I wrote this last night, before today’s news from Indiana. I don’t say the presidency is a kick-in for Hillary. She has many skeletons and Trump, who has even ‘higher negatives’ but fewer known skeletons, will go at her … Read More »

Hillary: the progressive choice?

24 Apr

When you’re young you’re thinking, ‘where are the boys?’ The boys are with Bernie.  Gloria Steinem Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!  … Read More »

48 years ago today …

16 Mar

March 16, 1968: seventy miles south of Danang, where US forces first landed in 1965 and where  with customary serendipity I’ve washed up, a lieutenant in his mid twenties led the First Platoon of Charlie Company into a village a … Read More »

Assange – justice is long overdue

5 Feb

Former BBC legal correspondent Joshua Rozenberg asks in today’s Guardian, How did the UN get it so wrong on Julian Assange? He sets out, correctly IMO, the weakness of the Working Group’s opinion that Assange is being subjected to arbitrary … Read More »

Oregon shooting

2 Oct

A fairly decent response from Obama here on the dreadful news from Oregon. In thinking about weapons of death, let’s for a moment set aside the USA’s trillions of dollars spent on “keeping Americans safe” – a project whose side … Read More »