Propaganda works its magic in the Middle East
So here we are again. Four years ago, in between a US election and inauguration and before its own elections, the Israeli government decided to attack Gaza. Despite the fact there was a ceasefire in place (which Hamas had abided by) Israeli forces broke it and launched operation Cast Lead. It was a slaughter - 1400 hundred Palestinians were killed.
The pseudo elections
The pseudo elections conducted on Tuesday also coincided with the revival of bullshit. It was nothing more than a public relations extravaganza, which to paraphrase Noam Chomsky is designed to create uninformed consumers who will make irrational choices; these uninformed consumers gave victory to Barack Obama.
Obama, Romney and Iranian Sanctions
As the US election reaches its final stages the third of three tedious debates took place last week on US foreign policy. The amazing thing about the debate was the level of agreement between the two candidates, and nowhere was there more bi-partisan approval then on Iranian sanctions.
The Right and Obama
A textbook example of how the US right views President Obama was on show yesterday.
The battle for Central Asia
Central Asia is an area that is often unreported in the media. The countries of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are I would guess among the least known countries in the world. At the moment however it is within these three countries which the major powers are vying for influence: Russia, China and the United States.
Our friends in Libya
'Free' elections in Libya have taken place for the first time in around fifty years, and coverage has been generally positive. But is this the full story?
The hunt for Julian Assange
The battle over Julian Assange, editor of the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks, has been ongoing for a long time. At the moment, he is hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
How Can Anyone Still Like Obama?
In this country President Obama still enjoys a hallowed reputation which he earned way back in 2008 -a reputation as a man of peace which earned him a Nobel peace prize the following year.
What the media should be in the dock for
As we know, the media (mainly Rupert Murdoch’s media) is on trial for numerous misdemeanours. But there is another aspect into the sorry state of the British and US mainstream media.
Fallujah, Syria and Question Time
Trawling through YouTube clicking on video after video can often send you into strange places.
The Kony Washout
This weekend was supposed to be the next stage of the Kony 2012 campaign by the group Invisible Children...The plan did not work.
Worthy and unworthy victims
You can apply the terms worthy and unworthy victim throughout history. Jack Unwin considers their significance.
Relocation, Relocation, Relocation
When one thinks of population relocation the most obvious example would be Stalinist Russia, but another population relocation was announced this Sunday. This relocation has been approved by the Israeli government.
Image and Reality on the Pope's visit to Mexico.
The only infallible person on earth is in Central America right now, paying a visit to his flock in Mexico and Cuba. The right wing press fawned all over it.
Obama's nose meets AIPAC's bottom.
If there was a US political version of the Ten Commandments the most important of them would be thus: thou shalt kiss the behind of AIPAC.
How Barack Obama Could Do Something Right For Once
Barack Obama has one last chance to redeem his disastrous presidency, by stopping Israel from attacking Iran.
RE: The Monarchy.
Having read a reply to my original article I thought it merited a reply