e anti-capitalist slogans, ‘The World Is Not A Commodity’ and ‘Our World Is Not For Sale’, are tremendously powerful statements about how capitalism insidiously tries to turn human beings into passive consumers for its products. But where does the real power lie? Daniel Margrain explains.
What is the context for Washington’s ongoing economic meddling against the democratic government of Venezuela led by socialist Nicolas Maduro? Daniel Margrain explains…
While the political class continue fighting their internal battles over Brexit, a complicit corporate ‘mainstream’ have largely overlooked the plight millions of UK citizens blighted by neoliberal policies of successive UK governments. So is a revolution in order? Daniel Margrain uncovers what is fuelling our discontent…
The repeated attempts by Wikileaks to bring power to account over the last decade has been exemplary. So why is Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, facing the potential of extradition to the US – the worlds leading warmongering state whose crimes he has been instrumental in exposing? Daniel Margrain explains…
Charitable organisations have been integrated into the broader capitalist system. Their business models are effectively no different in principle to that adopted by the likes of Apple and Amazon. Daniel Margrain questions the notion that capitalists offer the solution to the problems of society.
The recent negative response by the European Commission to the Italian governments rejection of the former’s budgetary constraints, is an attempt by them to prevent the implementation of a strategy of investment-led growth by a leading EU member state. It also serves as a timely reminder of the prevailing neoliberal paradigm that exists at the heart of the European project.
Implicit to the neoliberal view of the world, is the need to compartmentalize everything into easily understandable ideologically-driven concepts. But it is coming at a price. And it includes the erosion of our civil liberties.
The latest manifestation of the looming Brexit disaster is the revelation that citizens will be invited to stock-pile food.
NHS was established on the basis that there should be free medical care to the entire population. Back in 1948, it was the first such scheme in any Western country, funded by the taxpayer and from no other source. But now the NHS is a euphemism for privatisation, cuts to services and the retrenchment of benefits. So what has happened?
If the Swiss referendum result is ‘yes’, sovereign money initiative comes to fruition. Swiss banks will no longer be able to create money for themselves, rather they will only be allowed to lend money that they have accumulated from savers or other banks. We look at what this means…
When it comes to housing, politicians don’t have a genuine desire to improve the quality of life for ordinary people but help sustain the fractional reserve banking racket and to perpetuate asset bubbles.
It is a sad indictment on modern politics that the long-standing socialist, Ken Livingstone who fought most of his political life fighting racism has, at the time of writing, been hung out to dry by a political party he had been a member of for decades.
The social pressures for young women (and increasingly young men) to conform to certain expectations placed upon them by the media are immense. The upshot is that women today are involved in a constant psychological battle between myth and reality.
Almost half of the UK’s combined print and online press is owned by just two billionaires – which confirms renowned American journalist, A J Liebling’s adage that “freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.” We ask what this has meant for the recent coverage of local elections.
Has the Guardian newspaper provided unconditional support for the White Helmets? We take a look at journalist George Monbiot’s role as gatekeeper for imperial power and an apologist for al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Syria.
The political and media establishment’s vilification of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership and their plot to oust him has come to new lows. We take a look at what is driving it and why Corbyn’s success continues to defy the headlines.
Syria has for a long period been predicated on regime change and some obvious questions remain unanswered by the ‘arm chair generals’ itching for war. Daniel Margrain unlocks the corporate media and the mainstream commentariat and explains the historical role the West has played in helping to foment regional instability and conflict in Syria.
Class…it’s something quite subjective. But do we now judge social class through someone’s lifestyle choices and job roles, rather than their relationship to the means of production? Daniel Margrain unlocks the subtle, but important, change.
People do not have much of an appetite for more war, and yet this is not reflected in the pages of the elite corporate media, TV or radio debates and discussions. Daniel Margrain takes a look at the news propaganda around Syria and why it does not stand up to a moments scrutiny.
Many corporate journalists who claimed to have learned hard lessons from the WMD debacle in Iraq are the same journalists who are currently regurgitating the UK government propaganda line in relation to the alleged Russian poisoning even before a speck of evidential dust has settled. Daniel Margrain provides some much-needed clarity around about current ‘free press’.