We are all Julian Assange
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…
The Charitable-Industrial Complex & the perpetual poverty machine
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.
Washington’s war on Julian Assange
Washington in general, and the CIA in particular, are going after Julian Assange for one reason: Because he reveals the truth about the crimes they commit. The rest of it is bullshit.
Neoliberalism: Is the manipulation of the many to benefit the few coming to an end?
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.
Sliding towards a corporate dictatorship
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.
‘Wheels’ – a song still too relevant today
Forty years ago, Mark GB penned a song ‘Wheels’. It had an outing at a time in history which doesn’t seem out of place in a news piece today. What the song was about – the corrupt system of bankers, arms-dealers, corporations, ‘old money’ & bent politicians – is the same now as it was then.
The Politics Of Love: Where To From Here?
There has been a resurgence of interest in love and politics. We now regularly hear the word ‘love’ in activism and political analysis. In the lead-up to the 2016 US Presidential election, for example, a Love-Driven Politics Collective was formed; and following the election of Donald Trump, Van Jones mobilised a #LoveArmy. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared […]
The British Government is not fit for purpose – and this is why
‘Government’ in the UK…and elsewhere…is a function of a corrupt relationship between politicians and vested interests from the corporate sector and foreign lobbyists. Mark GB highlights the depths of the systemic problem.