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.
Dying for Brexit
The latest manifestation of the looming Brexit disaster is the revelation that citizens will be invited to stock-pile food.
The goal of propaganda is a population that polices itself
The propagandist seeks to bend the ‘group mind’. And we are seeing it being cemented in the UK right now…the idea that criticism of Israel’s persecution of Palestinians is an act of anti-Semitism. MarkGB takes a closer look into the current sharpest manifestation – the smear campaign against Jeremy Corbyn.
The state of the UK
An old friend of mine sent me a message a few days ago after reading ‘The Insidious Nature of Power‘, a piece I wrote for Renegade Inc. in September 2017 here. “I would love it if you did some analysis from a UK standpoint. What do you think of where we are on Brexit? Do you think the […]
Can the welfare state be saved on its 70th birthday?
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?