Category Archives: Other World

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 [...]

London’s Grenfell Tower: Neglect, incompetence and contempt for the poor

Grenfell Tower fire Graham Peebles says the Grenfell Tower disaster is the result of socio-economic policies pursued by successive governments, of the abdication of responsibility by local government and criminal negligence by the body that managed the tower. Read more [...]

What does it take to move from pseudo-democracy to real participation?

Democratic illusion Graham Peebles considers the illusion of democracy in countries that consider themselves democratic, and argues that only with mass participation, and an electorate well informed by a truthful media, can there be real democracy. Read more [...]

UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s pact with the devil

Theresa May and Arlene Foster As Theresa May prepares to sign a deal with the bigots of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to prop up her government in Parliament, Stuart Littlewood examines her track record of incompetence and lack of principle. Read more [...]

Theresa May’s “disgusting, desperate attempt to stay in power”

Theresa May and the Ulster terrorists Stuart Littlewood views Theresa May’s vanity, appalling leadership and poor judgement which led her to call a snap election, lose her party’s parliamentary majority and end up in alliance with “an unsavoury group of Protestant fundamentalist hardliners”. Read more [...]

UK and terrorism: Jeremy Corbyn tries the truth

Jeremy Corbyn on how to deal with terrorism Lawrence Davidson examines the relationship between Britain’s misguided neoconservative foreign policy, the recent terrorist attacks in the country and the outcome of the parliamentary election, which resulted in the ruling Conservatives losing many of their parliamentary seats. Read more [...]