Cold and sunny: the best weather you can get for White Peak walking. Hiking buddie Sue and I now live forty miles apart but an hour’s drive north for me, the same south for Sue, brought us to Tissington. Parking … Read More »
This post also features in OffGuardian My previous post on Venezuela claimed media on both sides of the Atlantic to have a long and unbroken record of backing US aggression on the global south. Of scores of examples I might … Read More »
This also features in OffGuardian, antidote to corporate media disinfo With Washington talking up a military coup (Democrats for once in no hurry to berate Trump on the issue) and Russia a sufficiently interested party to have flown nuclear capable … Read More »
Mid morning yesterday, the sun working its magic on frozen fields. A kestrel looks down on a bend in the Trent upstream of Nottingham … … as coal-fired Ratcliffe on Soar keeps calm and carries on. Minutes go by. A … Read More »
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.