A tsunami of outrage

15 Nov

A day and a half after we knew Trump had won, I emailed friends on both sides of the Atlantic with this heavily edited version of an open letter by Thomas Harrington, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College, Connecticut. … Read More »

So now we know

9 Nov

I went to bed last night knowing, as I have for months, that the next POTUS will be appalling. Now we know which brand of appalling. Now we look set to see the Racist Demagogue in the Oval Office rather … Read More »

I’ll take seriously …

5 Nov

… those who say she is the lesser evil since he is misogynist when they look me in the eye to tell me millions of women, their lives disproportionately blighted by her warmongering, aren’t relevant to that debate. Ditto the … Read More »

Who’s this?

4 Nov

See Joe Clifford’s piece in Off-Guardian today … She backed the war that laid Iraq to waste to the enrichment of Wall Street, the huge US arms industry and senior politicians. She backed the military overthrow of the elected government … Read More »

Perilous days

3 Sep

In a Sputnik article last month, replicated in the excellent Off-Guardian, Pepe Escobar gives a useful appraisal of the conflicting interests of China and the USA in the South China Sea. It’s a well informed piece and I recommend it, though … Read More »

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 »