Category Archives: Other World

The times they are a changing: Brexit, Trump and lots of anger

World political chaos: the Day of Judgement Graham Peebles argues that despite the turmoil that is breaking the sclerotic political moulds in the US, UK and elsewhere, "these are wonderful times for democracy and politics" which will lead to fundamental social and economic change. Read more [...]

Turkey’s anti-Gulen campaign: Strengthening militants and jihadists

PakTurk school James Dorsey highlights the dilemma confronting Pakistan, which is facing a Turkish demand to shut secondary schools associated with preacher Fethullah Gulen, while the real threat to its security is posed by the Saudi-funded Wahhabi schools. Read more [...]

Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen: Moderniser or wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fethullah Gulen James Dorsey profiles Fethullah Gulen, Turkish preacher and erstwhile friend of President Erdogan, and considers whether he or his religious, educational and commercial empire might have been involved in the failed coup attempt of 15 July. Read more [...]

Britain is now a one-party state

Britain as one-party state Gilad Atzmon writes: The contemporary Read more [...]

Chilcot, Israel and the Jewish lobby

Israeli and UK flags Gilad Atzmon wonders whether Chilcot’s failure to mention Israel’s role in Tony Blair’s war on Iraq was related to the presence on his team of Martin Gilbert and Lawrence Freedman, both Jewish with Gilbert being an active supporter of Zionism. Read more [...]

Iraq verdict: Trouble if heads don’t roll

Tony Blair the war criminal Stuart Littlewood argues that apologies for the war on Iraq are not enough and that there will be “mega-trouble if heads don't roll” and Tony Blair and his co-conspirators are not brought to justice. Read more [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Democratic Party platform follies

Hillary Clinton and hubris Lawrence Davidson argues that the innate conservatism of the US Democratic Party, coupled with the deep character flaws of the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, mean that it will at most pay only lip service to real, progressive reform. Read more [...]

Corbyn: Clowns to the left of him, jokers to the right 

Corbyn with clowns to the left and jokers to the right Stuart Littlewood says a "political beacon", UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, is about to be extinguished by Blairite and other right-wing MPs, unless he breaks with the “doomed Labour Party” and sets up on his own. Read more [...]

Watch: Ogaden – Ethiopia’s Hidden Shame

Ogaden - Ethiopia's Hidden Shame Graham Peebles writes: Ethiopia Read more [...]

Time for sharing and a just economic model

Sharing the planet Graham Peebles highlights the damage to humanity inflicted by the neoliberal economic model, which is built upon greed and division, and argues that an alternative model, with sharing, justice and equality at its heart, is possible and overdue. Read more [...]