Following France’s presidential election has been instructive. Like in Australia, it is obvious that a large part of the population has lost faith in its politicians. This became marked 2017 with the rise of Emmanuel Macron and his new party La République En Marche (LREM). Macron won the presidential race then and he rest is now history. Continue reading France’s presidential election and the fall of traditional politics→
Though the 1920’s and 1930’s fascism grew to a scourge in Europe and other places. Its financiers were the super-rich in Europe and the United States. One example was Henry Ford, who is said to have kept a picture of the German Fuhrer on his desk. Adolf Hitler was reputed to have a picture of Henry Ford on his desk. Ford didn’t stop here. He used his newspaper The Independent to spread Nazi views and was active in the American Nazi movement. He wasn’t alone. Continue reading Ukraine is showing elements of forgetting the lessons of history→
Everyone will agree that the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces is a terrible development. People have already died and more will do so. There will be political and economic damage that will last well past the present conflict. It would have been much better if this hadn’t happened. But the reality is that this is not the way it has gone. Continue reading Roots of Ukrainian crisis must be addressed to find the peace→
Julian Assange has won a small victory. The way is open to appeal to the Supreme Court last December’s decision by the Lords to give the green light to the United States campaign to have him extradited to face charges of treason and the prospect of a lifetime in high security and brutal imprisonment. Jess Glass (The Independent 24 January 2022 writes about what happened on Monday. Legal representatives for Washington have given some assurances of proper treatment but have also left it open for this to be changed.
Everything is not as it seems in Myanmar. The story we get through the media and politicians, is of a country where one side is fighting for democracy and the other is a dictatorship. It is not this simple.
The United States has been backing and often leading armed militants and fake “human rights” groups in Myanmar for decades.
This video explores the British colonial roots of Myanmar’s current ethnic armed groups, the futility of their struggle, how it serves the same divide and rule methodology used by the British generations ago.
All the pretense over progress at Glasgow’s COP 26 talks can’t hide that it has been a monumental failure, exposing the real nature of many of the world’s leaders. They are far short of what the world needs today.