Category Archives: Other World

Donald Trump’s evolving mass movement

Trump supporters in Virginia, USA, Aug 2017 Lawrence Davidson argues that the 37 per cent of Americans who still support President Trump “are evolving a consciousness more responsive to political propaganda and socio-economic mysticism than to rational debate or fact-based policy formulation". Read more [...]

Plight of Myanmar’s Rohingya: Islamist extremists’ next rallying call?

Burning Myanmar flag Calls for jihad in defence of Burma’s Muslim minority prompt fears of a second front against Islamic State-linked fighters in Southeast Asia, and – for Arab rulers – concerns the issue will re-energise extremists and opposition groups. Read more [...]

Trump’s defining moments

Trump with megaphone Lawrence Davidson laments the absence of an institutional alternative to the segment of the US public represented by the supremacists who demonstrated in Charlottesville and who reflexively applaud Donald Trump’s uninhibited utterances. Read more [...]

Climate change: The catastrophic impact on developing countries

Climate change impact Graham Peebles outlines the likely devastating impact of climate change on the poorest countries of the world – a likelihood that has increased with the USA’s leaving the Paris agreement – and stresses the urgent need for remedial action. Read more [...]

Oxford Jazz concert-goer violently attacked after veiled threat from UK Jewish organisation

Will McClure Gilad Atzmon writes: Drummer Will Read more [...]

US moves against Iran raise spectre of wider regional conflict

President Trump dancing with Saudis James Dorsey argues that President Trump’s manoeuvres to withhold certification that Iran has complied with its nuclear agreement could encourage Saudi Arabia to step up its long-standing battle with Iran and set the Middle East and Gulf ablaze. Read more [...]

Europe’s shameful refugee policy

EU refugee policy Graham Peebles examines the EU’s expediency-based policy towards refugees, and argues for unified policies based on collective responsibility and group need, not the nationalistic approach which does nothing to deal with the underlying causes. Read more [...]

America’s culture war against tolerance

Tolerance does not mean-tolerating intolerance Lawrence Davidson highlights the growing threat to the culture of tolerance in the United States posed in particular by right-wing Republicans, especially in the traditional bastions of free speech: university and college campuses. Read more [...]

Message from UK High Court: Carry on arming the Saudis (and never mind the slaughter in Yemen)

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia kill Yemenis Stuart Littlewood examines Britain’s complicity in the war crimes committed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, and the role of notorious Israeli stooge Liam Fox, the UK’s secretary of state for international trade, in this. Read more [...]

The poison of commercialisation and social injustice

Poisons and toxins Graham Peebles recounts the harm done to societies by commercialisation, and says an alternative built on sharing, common purpose and recognition that collaboration, not competition, is the way forward, is beginning to take root. Read more [...]