Entries by John Wight from 09/2012

Archbishop Desmond Tutu v Tony Blair - Moral Conscience v Moral Turpitude

| Posted 09.04.2012 | UK

It would be difficult to overestimate the impact of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's decision to refuse to share a platform with Tony Blair at a leadership summit in South Africa recently, citing the ex-British prime minister's role as one of the author's of the war in Iraq. As if this isn't enough, the retired archbishop called for both Tony Blair and George W Bush to be held accountable for the devastation and deaths that resulted at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

The Lasting Legacy of 9/11

| Posted 09.10.2012 | UK

More significantly, in the 10 years plus since that fateful day, the world has witnessed the best and worst of humanity.

Why Hillsborough Still Matters

| Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Politics

Twenty three years after the event, the fact that the families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster are still fighting for justice is an indictment of the justice system in this country and reflects an utter disregard for the plight and dignity of working class people on the part of the authorities, a section of the media, and the police.

Why Are Muslims So Angry? Ask Donald Rumsfeld

| Posted 09.14.2012 | UK Politics

These violent protests and scenes of uncontained anger are not only in reaction to a bigoted, anti-Islamic film. They are the latest manifestation of a world in which the doctrine of might is right is lent legitimacy by the word democracy.

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez - Hated by the Rich, Loved by the Poor

| Posted 09.25.2012 | UK Politics

On October 7 the Venezuelan people go to the polls to elect a government. The contest has come down to a straight contest between the present incumbent Hugo Chavez and his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), and Capriles Radonski and his Roundtable for Democratic Unity coalition (MUD).

Justice for the Palestinians Remains the Pressing Issue Facing the World Today

| Posted 09.28.2012 | UK

Armed with the crude childlike diagram of a bomb, Mr Netanyahu sought to press home to the delegates in attendance the necessity of joining him in his mission to take military action against Iran before it get its hands on a nuclear weapon.