Entries by John Wight from 11/2012

Meanwhile in Beijing...

| Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Politics

Whatever the outcome of the US presidential election on 6 November is, events in Beijing on 8 November will undoubtedly prove of equal if not more significance for a southern hemisphere that has long suffered as a consequence of the unipolarity enjoyed by Washington.

Remembrance Day Is an Annual Ritual of Nauseating Hypocrisy

| Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

The sight of politicians, the royal family and various other members of the nation's ruling class laying wreaths at the cenotaph to commemorate the deaths and slaughter of the untold thousands of working class men, used as cannon fodder to maintain the class privileges which they and theirs enjoy, is truly an act of sickening hypocrisy to behold.

I Stand with Daniel Cooper

| Posted 11.13.2012 | UK Universities & Education

To dare stand up and speak out against the war was to guarantee demonization, calumniation, and anathematization. Worse, it also guaranteed your arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment.

Israel Can No Longer Continue in the Old Way

| Posted 11.22.2012 | UK Politics

Whether the present ceasefire lasts, and whether it results in a meaningful longer term peace agreement, is yet to be seen. What is inarguable is that without justice for the Palestinians there will never be peace. Israel's security will only be guaranteed by ending the occupation, settlements expansion, and its resistance to Palestinian self determination. A policy of war-war must now give way to jaw-jaw.

Ricky Hatton's Toughest Fight has Just Begun

| Posted 11.26.2012 | UK Sport

Professional boxing is a cruel business. Just as glory and success are witnessed and shared by millions, so is defeat and failure. The heights of fame and adulation are cut down by the lows of humiliation and ignominy.

Leveson Doesn't Go Far Enough - Press Ownership is the Issue

| Posted 11.30.2012 | UK

We don't have a free press in this country. What we have is a press controlled by a tiny clutch of plutocrats, whose political influence lay at the root of the culture of criminality and impunity that had pervaded a large section of the industry prior to the phone hacking scandal breaking at the beginning of 2011.