Before the #Brexit vote, Western mainstream media went bonkers. The corporate owned media outlets online did everything in their power to dissuade British voters from leaving a sinking EU. Today, as the pound and euro tumble, I examine the most flagrant warnings
Persistent culture of blame-game is in full gear. If nothing else works, Obama blames Putin for the Ukraine crises and continuing Syrian civilian bloodbath. Ironically, if peaceful solutions are sought, leaders must engage in dialogue and not to block the channels of official communication
Apparently, history teaches no lessons when it comes to the Olympic movement. One does not have to go far for examples - the Olympic Games in 1980 in Moscow and in Los Angeles in 1984. In 1980, the USA boycotted the USSR, and in 1984, the USSR arranged the Goodwill Games as an alternative for the Games in the USA
Next week the people of the UK will have to make a decision to stay in or leave the European Union. Everyday on the media, British voters are promised good things will result by our staying in the EU by the 'Remain' camp, yet we have been in the EU for forty years so where is this 'Social Europe' of worker's rights we have been promised?
The Vote Leave campaign has a Board and Committee comprising of the sort of far right "Little Englanders" that comedies derive from. There are a handful of Lords, there is Iain Duncan Smith who called for the invasion of Iraq within two months of 11 September 2001, who by November 2001 was holding meetings on the topic with then Vice President Dick...
We are so conditioned to bloodshed, mass murder, terrorism, and wars that we hardly see the word peace in the mass media anymore. Everywhere we look whether Syria, the Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, there is conflict and destruction, the list goes on growing year- after- year
Jeff Bezos must want Hillary Clinton for president so badly. An article this week in his Washington Post claims that Vladimir Putin's super-hackers broke into the Democratic National Convention's (DNC's) computer network to steal dirt on Donald Trump! The evidence of the digital break-in came was simply "cuz we said so"
Way back in the 50s (even before then), from Truman on up to Ronald Reagan, 'godless communism' and its domino effect was every U.S. administration's avowed public enemy numero uno. How ironic! The times certainly have changed. Worldwide, there are only a handful of dye-in-the wool 'true' communist regimes left to bully.
The DEA, FBI, CIA and a whole host of other agencies also do surveillance on suspects. What we don't know is how they pick their suspects, how they do surveillance and how long do they do surveillance for. Without a doubt, the number of suspects has increased since September 11th, 2001
Forty days left until the Democratic Party's convention in Philadelphia, and Bernie, just like Jesus did two millennia ago, will be trying to find answers in solitude... and fight temptation from the devil of "accommodating politics." Jesus would do it, according to the Gospels, in the wilderness without food; Bernie is likely to do it at home
The threat posed by ISIS has not diminished significantly in terms of the organization's capacity to carry out a major international attack. As a result of the serious setbacks incurred after Russia carried out its anti-terrorist operation in Syria, there are reports that ISIS is trying to internationalize itself, move outside the zones of conflict
If "a week is a long time in politics", a quote attributed to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson (1964-1970 and 1974-1976) under David Cameron's tenure - a man who has been kicked into myriad U-turns over feckless, reckless decisions - a day is an age.
News from Berlin that Germany will be a geo-strategic competitor with Russia, rather than a partner, has Moscow and other capitals to the east worried. An upcoming government security policy guidebook in pre-publication by the German Defense Ministry, singles out Russia as one of 10 major challenges for the central European nation