So long and thanks for all the fish
By Cat Herding Cabal on September 20, 2013
An open thread in which to complain about the new Government and speculate on what happens next.
By Cat Herding Cabal on August 27, 2013
Dedicated thread for discussion of Syria and related Arab Spring/Middle East geopolitics in light of the recent massacre of civilians using chemical weapons and the international responses.
By Paul Norton on March 23, 2013
The MSM has extensively reported Martin Ferguson’s statement, in his resignation speech, that “The class war rhetoric that started with the mining dispute of 2010 must cease. It is doing the Labor Party no good…”. The Murdoch press, and its […]
By Helen on April 1, 2012
The recent chin-stroking by various people regarding Trayvon Martin’s death at the hands of a vigilante crank is shameful. I was reminded of Maia’s commentary on the victim-blaming attending the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case. (In an astonishing coincidence, both Martin and […]
By Paul Norton on January 25, 2012
Here is a very interesting article about the emergence of anti-semitism (parading as anti-Zionism) as a key element of Soviet and Eastern European Stalinism after WWII.
By tigtog on January 1, 2012
“Any hope that the Obama administration would roll back the constitutional excesses of George Bush in the war on terror was extinguished today.”
By tigtog on December 2, 2011
Especially relevant given the infamous “Privacy is for Paedos” line spun by an ex-editor of the News of the World at the UK media inquiry.
By tigtog on October 21, 2011
“For Libya’s interim government, the National Transitional Council (NTC), the aftermath of the bloody nine-month conflict may prove as difficult and treacherous as the conflict itself.”
By tigtog on September 26, 2011
King Abdullah said his decision came because “we refuse marginalising women’s role in the Saudi society in all fields” and followed “consultations with several scholars”.
By tigtog on September 1, 2011
Google wants to be an identity management gatekeeper, and all those arguments about “real names” being more trustworthy are not just wrongheaded as many of us already knew, but are a disingenuous sham.
By Kim on August 17, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron’s speech to the House of Commons in the aftermath of the English riots set the tone for a bizarre crackdown: Responsibility for crime always lies with the criminal. But crime has a context. And we […]
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