Entries by John Wight from 12/2012

These Ceaseless Tory Attacks on the Poor and Unemployed

| Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Politics

The chancellor's autumn statement saw him take yet another opportunity to articulate his disdain for the poor, as he outlined the government's intention to deepen its attacks on the unemployed and benefit claimants. It also confirmed the abiding economic illiteracy which underpins austerity.

Is it a Flag or Democracy Under Attack in Northern Ireland?

| Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics

The recent controversy that has erupted over the flying of the Union flag over Belfast City Hall would have come as no surprise to anyone familiar with politics in the North of Ireland, or who has spent any time there.

While America's Gun Culture Threatens Children at Home, Its Culture of War Threatens Them Abroad

| Posted 12.18.2012 | UK Politics

America's problem isn't its gun culture; America's problem is the mass psychosis which feeds its gun culture and fuels not just the normalisation of gun violence, but exalts it as the sine qua non of the strength and self assertion that informs the nation's identity.