Monthly Archives: June 2011

It is time to take a stand against the banks

Wiileaks has updated us on its situation.  It is being blockaded by all the major banks. This is precisely the way which the most powerful in the world apply pressure to those who blow the whistle. Surely by now, the … Continue reading

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War and Democracy: Israel, America and the Middle-East

One can only repeat the same warning again and again in the vain hope that people will eventually get the message and do something about it.

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The world in the hands of advertising executives

Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth created a masterpiece in the writing of ‘The Space Merchants’ a science fiction novel written in the early 1950’s in New York. ‘The Space Merchants’ tells the story of Mitchell Courtenay, a senior advertising executive … Continue reading

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Legitimising illegal acts with law

The insult to any moral standing is not yet complete.  Now, in the final stand between NATO and Gaddafi, the International Criminal Court approved a warrant for the arrest of Muammar Gaddafi.  What nonsense. How can we accept anything that … Continue reading

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Window Dressing

In the recent financial turmoil that has been caused by greedy fat cats in the main investment banks, local councils have had to think hard about ways to cover up the negative effects this has had on the local community … Continue reading

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This failure of mankind

While we glimpse around at the wondrous earth we inhabit we are reminded of the reckless and indulgent behaviour of profit-driven industry Our planet has seen extreme environmental effects such as increased volcanic activities resulting in two tsunamis, unusually large … Continue reading

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Government’s drugs publicity strategy ‘Grossly imbalanced’

Not long after I posted a report on the bias of government think-tanks in response to the recent call for a sensible discussion on ‘the war on drugs’, Kathryn Gyngell (who is a research fellow for ‘the centre for policy … Continue reading

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