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New York resists

New York resists

Anyone on the British or American left, and anyone with even the sketchiest knowledge of hip hop will know that phrase: “the Revolution will not be televised”. Those – like…

Basque independence left make big gains

Basque independence left make big gains

BILDU (Unite) the most recent incarnation of the Basque pro-independence left has achieved a great and unprecedented success in the elections in the Basque Country. The gains came as, across…

The Arab world in revolt

The Arab world in revolt

When we look at revolutions throughout history we tend to focus on a particular event and call that the revolution. The storming of the Bastille in 1789 or the storming…

Business as usual at the IMF

Business as usual at the IMF

The resignation of the Strauss Kahn as managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) because of his arrest for an alleged sexual assault on a hotel chambermaid raises issues…

Time For Peace

Time For Peace

With the Iraq war inquiry underway the evidence heard confirms that it was based on lies and deception. Even the most naïve voter must now understand that the creepily sanctimonious…

Afghan war grinds towards defeat

Afghan war grinds towards defeat

Despite shed loads of evidence of vote rigging and other malpractice as I write, the signs were that victory is about to be declared for the current Afghan President Karzai…

Afghanistan – how many more will die ?

Afghanistan – how many more will die ?

All the news agencies bring us the same story this summer, repeated day after day after day. ‘Another British soldier[s] has been killed in Afghanistan. The soldier belonging to [such…

Afghan surge signposts disaster

Afghan surge signposts disaster

Amidst dire predictions of slaughter and death the US and its allies, in the aftermath of 9/11, invaded Afghanistan. Initially the critics appeared to have been wrong as the Taliban…