The insidious nature of power

Our problems will not be solved by the victory of one party over another, or of one ‘ism’ over another. Changing lawmakers from ‘conservatives’ to ‘liberals’ or ‘liberals’ to ‘socialists’, without reforming how the laws are made is like asking the orchestra to play a happy tune whilst the ship goes down, writes Mark GB. Our problems arise from the centralisation of power and money in the hands of unaccountable vested interests. We need fundamental reform of the political and monetary system itself.

#FakeData: Deciphering the swamp’s unemployment deception

We need an open investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, the entire ‘fake news’ Russian collusion affair and James Comey’s fake FBI investigation,  and not for the reasons you think. Congress has failed to take responsibility for its bevy of problems; and its unshining example has corrupted all our other national institutions. Partisan bickering and political spin is simply a diversion from the action that American people deserve — and the truth that the American people require.

Why Trump rolled over on Russia

The Cold War was not about defending our freedom, or even a nuclear show-down, but a competition over one sixth of the world’s land mass and its vast resources being closed off to Profit. President Donald Trump’s cave-in on rapprochement with Putin proves the next Cold War will be the very same, writes Philip Roddis. 

10+ years of activists silenced: Internet intermediaries’ long history of censorship

The people who cheered as offensive content was censored by internet providers should not be so quick to applaud. They may soon find the same tactic used against causes they love. A look back at examples over the past 10 years can help demonstrate why we all have cause for concern. 

The biggest battle to remove Assad is under way: This time using refugees

More than six million displaced Syrians have been forbidden to return home by the US and its allies, but are still expected to help the west to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad via ballot, having failed to topple him militarily.