The hegemony of the US is sustained through military power and economic coercion, but this requires the continued subservience of the media and the consent of the majority of citizens across the west. MarkGB explains why we need to pay attention to what is being said.
The Middle East has always been seen as a vast sandpit for military powers to fight their proxy wars. The latest country to be threatened to have Western democracy visited upon it is Iran. Will the presence of other actors in the region now change the balance of international power?
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.
The UN findings confirmed that Assange’s detention has been unlawful since his very first arrest in the United Kingdom in 2010. But Phillip Hammond thinks the UN detention report ‘frankly ridiculous’. Daniel Margrain unpicks the real drivers of this cat and mouse saga.
Yesterday’s Parliamentary debate into RBS’ long-running scheme to bankrupt hundreds of business owners via its Global Restructuring Group was postponed after an “emergency debate” was called on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Sure, it’s selling arms to Saudi Arabia which is using those arms to murder, oppress and starve the Yemeni people, but there’s one surefire way to get the British Government to take foreign diplomacy seriously: threaten them with a banking inquiry.