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Jack Unwin
Edge Hill University
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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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

A textbook example of how the US right views President Obama was on show yesterday.

The Right and Obama

A textbook example of how the US right views President Obama was on show yesterday.

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.

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.

'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?

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Trawling through YouTube clicking on video after video can often send you into strange places.

Fallujah, Syria and Question Time

Trawling through YouTube clicking on video after video can often send you into strange places.

This weekend was supposed to be the next stage of the Kony 2012 campaign by the group Invisible Children...The plan did not work.

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.

You can apply the terms worthy and unworthy victim throughout history. Jack Unwin considers their significance.

Worthy and unworthy victims

You can apply the terms worthy and unworthy victim throughout history. Jack Unwin considers their significance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Barack Obama has one last chance to redeem his disastrous presidency, by stopping Israel from attacking Iran.

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.

Having read a reply to my original article I thought it merited a reply

RE: The Monarchy.

Having read a reply to my original article I thought it merited a reply

Jack Unwin argues that we would be better off without a royal family and that 2012 is a bad year for republicans

Nauseating times for Republicans

Jack Unwin argues that we would be better off without a royal family and that 2012 is a bad year for republicans

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