Entries by John Wight from 01/2013

2013 - When Injustice Becomes Law Resistance Becomes Duty

| Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Politics

The potentiality, and perhaps inevitably, of 2013 proving one of the most socially convulsive and ugly in Britain's social history is very real.

Argentina's Claim Over the Falkland Islands Is Legitimate

| Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Politics

In her letter, the Argentinian president accuses Britain of having taken possession of the islands - known in Argentina as Las Malvinas - in a "blatant exercise of 19th century colonialism." Any objective rendering of the history of the Falklands reveals that she is right.

The Tory Attacks on the Unemployed Constitute a Hate Crime

| Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Politics

The cynical attempt to stigmatise, demonise, and dehumanise millions of people up and down the country, regardless of their personal or individual circumstances, surely ranks as one of the most vicious and brutal acts of any British government in living memory.

Lance Armstrong's Only Sin was Getting Caught

| Posted 01.21.2013 | UK Sport

The furore over Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah, and by extension the world, that he used performance enhancing drugs and blood doping to help him win his seven Tour de France titles, says more about the mass ignorance that surrounds the issue than it does about the integrity of Lance Armstrong.

Isn't It Nice to Know That Prince Harry Is a Killer?

| Posted 01.23.2013 | UK

Who's to say that one of the bullets fired by the prince did not find its way into the body of an Afghan civilian, perhaps an old man, woman, or child? Of course such subtleties are lost amid the eruption of patriotic fervour over the prince's exploits of military derring-do.

Tory Economic Policy Is More Akin to a Mass Experiment in Human Despair

| Posted 01.25.2013 | UK Politics

We are living in the midst of an economic meltdown, which as the latest economic figures reveal is being made worse not better by a Chancellor whose incompetence and mendacity is now beyond doubt.