Jess Phillips on rape threats

28 Aug

This from the Independent yesterday: A Labour MP has called for increased support and training for women in public life after revealing she received 600 rape threats in a single day last year. Speaking to The Independent, Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham … Read More »

Madders on Hawking on Hunt …

19 Aug

Professor Stephen Hawking has rattled Jeremy Hunt’s cage alright. As in rattled it enough for Hunt to forget that no good ever came from mixing it with a walking talking National Treasure. It’s a hiding to nothing. Did he not … Read More »

Good news from Syria!

18 Aug

Syria will be a long time mending after its near death ordeal at the hands of Western backed terror depicted, with breathtaking but largely successful deceit, as humanitarian intervention to remove a bloodthirsty tyrant. Nevertheless, good news is beginning to … Read More »

The economics of imperialism

17 Aug

this post also features in off-guardian The most important book I’ve read in years is John Smith’s Imperialism in the Twenty-First Century: Globalization, Super-Exploitation and Capitalism’s Final Crisis. Here’s an abridged extract from its opening words: The collapse of Rana … Read More »

Thinking about Venezuela

12 Aug

this post also features in off-guardian, sparking lively debate One reason Maduro is despised by the opposition is he refuses to follow the neoliberal economic prescription of austerity, privatization, deregulation, etc. Such refusal makes Venezuela almost unique in Latin America … Read More »