Opinions

UK: The Labour leadership contest

An Occupier’s Perspective. By Peter Dombi With the demise of Ed Milliband after Labour’s election defeat, the race is now well underway to find a successor. Initially this seemed as if it would follow the predictable path, with various pro-business…

By inflating Islamic extremism, David Cameron has lost sight of what really threatens us

By George Monbiot for The Guardian The real ‘struggle of our generation’ is not terrorism – in fact, that’s way down on the list Sir Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square should be removed to a museum. All busts and…

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action—The Iran Deal: the solution to a problem that never was

The “real” problem is Israel’s real 80-200 warheads, potential Saudi proliferation – and the ‘end of the world’ problem: the same old US/Russia potential apocalypse that has been waiting in the wings since the early 1960s and hasn’t gone away.…

“Christmas in July” in Absurdityville, USA

“It is Christmas in July!”[1] So, the boob-tube informs me every time I try to momentarily escape the real and surreal horrors of MSM news, alternative news, Internet news, news from the universe. I seek a morsel of sustenance; a…

Greece’s geopolitics

Located in the Eastern Mediterranean and facing three continents, Greece, the weak link of the European Union (EU) and NATO, has strange relationships with Russia, China, Iran, Israel and Egypt. Simultaneously it is the bottleneck in migration issues, and contributes…

The Monster, Europe, Greece and the Retreat

The Principle of Opportune Action (Greek translation below) In the referendum on the 5th of July 62% of the Greek people who voted, voted “no”; no to the austerity terms proposed by the Troika at the time. When questioned if…

Toxic bonds of mass destruction vs tools for a non-violent revolution

The bet (Greek translation below) Two things have puzzled me in recent years but also in recent days. Firstly, why is no one talking clearly about a possible Grexit? We keep on hearing about the catastrophe that Grexit will lead…

Reflections from Greece: Hope flew away*

(Greek translation below) It is 8.30 in the evening and it is still very hot. Syntagma square keeps receiving people. Many vendors are already there with their stalls selling souvlaki, beers and soft drinks, as they do in festivals. It…

Dispensing with Democracy

By Danny Katch – ANCIENT GREECE is said to have introduced democracy to the world some 2,500 years ago. Now the world is trying to show modern Greece that it’s been wrong all along. Last January, when the Greeks elected…

Congratulations and thank you, Iran!

  Much better on the 14th of July, the French Revolution Day, than the 13th would have been. And it is a kind of revolution – namely, solving problems at the table rather than through yet another failed, counterproductive and…

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