Amateurs love Art. Almost everyone you meet is absolutely certain they can act, draw or sing. Yet the one Art most coveted by American politicians is literature. In decades of political activity at all levels, working for both parties, seldom have I encountered a candidate who thought himself anything less than a bureaucratic George Bernard Shaw
A document produced last December by the UK FCO, headed: " UK Humanitarian Aid in Response to The Syria Conflict", makes interesting reading. The British government it states, has spent "over £100 million" since 2012, "working closely with a range of actors" to "find a political solution ... and prepare to rebuild the country in the post Assad era...
The western media has developed a new, sickening and cynical habit: using children in their reporting to sway public opinion, in the most disgusting and perverted exercise of below-the-belt, cheap propaganda wheeling out victims and hiding behind their pain, cheering at the tears as they try to gain points by whatever means.
If George Washington was "The Father of the Country" then Abraham Lincoln was "The Man who Freed the Slaves." Whether these monikers are strictly accurate is less important than what they reveal about the pantheon of American heroes
Hey guys, tune in, roll up, it's Bully Beef Boris and his Wacky Races team from the British House of Commons, i.e. a pile of po-faced fuddy-duddies debating whether to unilaterally impose a no-fly zone in Syria to stop Russia exterminating western-backed terrorists.
October 11 is International Day of the Girl. Today there are over one billion girls ready to take their place in tomorrow's world. What kind of world are we leading them into, what have our generations done to help them lead full, satisfying, productive and happy lives? The theme this year is Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress.
The battle for Aleppo rages more than ever, and the clash between the United States and Russia have reached a level of risk which is higher than that during the Cuban crisis. The deployment of the most advanced Russian air defense systems has been further strengthened a few days ago by the arrival of the S-300VM Antej-2500.
António Guterres, the People Person, represents the very thing the international community needs at this delicate moment in time, namely dialogue, debate and discussion, the fundamentals of democracy. The personal history of António Guterres, chosen as the next Secretary-General of the UNO, makes him the G-spot in international relations.
The United Nations gains more than a breath of fresh air with the appointment of the Portuguese ex-Prime Minister and ex-UNHCR Director, António Guterres, as the next Secretary-General. The UN gets a free thinker, a man of integrity and courage, someone who is more than an apparatchik, someone who can make a difference, a people person.
For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West has been moderately critical of North American (and sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-colonialism. But whenever some individual or country rose up and began openly challenging the Empire, most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply closed their eyes.
After the start of normalization between Turkey and Russia, and the subsequent coup attempt on July 15, Turkish and Russian governments stepped up their efforts to solidify an alliance. Both countries began developing common strategies with respect to regional issues, most notably those regarding the Black Sea and Syria
Before the Olympics, the rhetoric used by the western media and WADA was Russian athletes were supported by "State Sponsored " drugs. But now, after the hacking of the WADA I.T. system, it appears thousands of athletes from around the world have been taking drugs prescribed by their own authorities
While the NATO countries are busy spending opne point two trillion USD on their collective military spending per year each and every year, repeated calls for help in South Sudan have gone practically ignored and today around one hundred thousand people are trapped in Yei with no escape and fighting blazing all around them.