US Sanctions Symptomatic of a Failing Empire

US Sanctions Symptomatic of a Failing Empire

On 26 July 2017 the US Congress overwhelmingly approved a Bill providing for fresh sanctions against North Korea, Russia and Iran. The passage of this Bill , and its level of support in the US Congress, is instructive on a number of levels. The first point is that the...
The Tweet Heard ‘Round The World

The Tweet Heard ‘Round The World

Donald Trump breathed new life, if in fact it needed it, into Twitter.  I wonder, when Trump finally dies or fades into oblivion, if Twitter will find itself struggling to stay afloat.  Probably not, but they will no doubt have lost their most prolific and most...
The Bright Red Line

The Bright Red Line

This weekend a line was crossed, a bright red line painted in the blood of over 400 thousand Americans who died to end the scourge of Nazism forever. Chanting “Blut und Broden”, or its easy translation, children with far more energy than sense attempted to define...
Let’s not Condemn Violence on “Many Sides”

Let’s not Condemn Violence on “Many Sides”

After empowering the ultra-far-right Nazis in the United States, Donald Trump condemns even the violence of those resisting their rise to power. In Britain and the rest of Europe it’s the same. So it’s time to get tough. “Violence is always wrong,” my mother used to...