British Imperialism

All the Ambivalence of a Citizenship Ceremony

Hamza Hamouchene | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics
Hamza Hamouchene

Today, I have become a Citizen of the British imperialist state. As if that wasn't bad enough, I also had to swear my allegiance to "Her Majesty", her Heirs and Successors, a bunch of idlers, thieves and expropriators (to use the current lexicon: benefits scroungers!). Offensive, isn't it?

Liberal Media's Crocodile Tears for Thatcher Reflects Disconnect Between Political Elite and Ordinary People

Richard Sudan | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Sudan

The people throwing street parties shouldn't be condemned, they should be listened to. Is it any wonder, at a time when we are being told we need to tighten our belts that during Thatcher's funeral which will be funded by the state, many people are planning to turn up and protest? The dismantling of the welfare state and the NHS at present is the Conservative party's continuation of Thatcher's ideology of yesterday.

Younghusband: Imperial Amnesia Confronts the Tibetan 'Shangri-La'

Adele Wilde-Blavatsky | Posted 21.10.2012 | Home
Adele Wilde-Blavatsky

We are at the beginning of a personal journey about the haunting presence of the legacy bequeathed to us by our ancestors and our resultant 'identity'. Like the Buddhist journey of recognising the illusory ego as the enemy within, this is a tale about confronting ghosts.