Sign the Stop Rupert-Murdoch petition

In 48 hours, nearly half the British mass media could be bought by one of the world’s worst media moguls. Rupert Murdoch has exploited his vast media empire to push war in Iraq, elect George W Bush, spread resentment of muslims and immigrants, and block global action on climate change. He undermines democratic government across … Read moreSign the Stop Rupert-Murdoch petition

Tea Party = Religions Kooks

If you drink the mainstream media cool-aid then you would perceive the Tea party to be focused on economic reform and are a welcome break from the previous incarnation of conservative thinking that was clearly very religious. Ah but who funds them? Some of the deepest pockets behind Tea Party groups such as Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks and Citizens for a Sound Economy belong to the Koch brothers. They are radical libertarians who don’t seem to care much one way or another about traditional social conservatism, but in fact, they have given quietly  more than a hundred million dollars to right-wing causes.

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Gay marriage decision: a blow to the enemies of equality

As always, its the folks who cling to ancient texts that strive to keep us all chained in the dark ages. With the pretense of preserving morality, hate groups like the National Organisation for Marriage (Nom), has spent tens of millions of dollars as they strive to suppress basic rights from so many Americans. Now … Read moreGay marriage decision: a blow to the enemies of equality

Unelected Clerics dictating law

It must be quite hard for the folks who live in Iran when you consider what they have to put up with. You do of course appreciate that they have special reserved places in their parliament for unelected religious clerics, who then get an automatic say in writing the laws the country’s citizens must obey? … Read moreUnelected Clerics dictating law

‘Laughing stock’ libel laws to be reformed, says Nick Clegg

Now this is good news .. really really good news. The article in todays Guardian says it all … Nick Clegg pledged to turn ‘English libel laws from a laughing stock to an international blueprint.’ Photograph: Wpa /Getty Images Nick Clegg will tomorrow set out the most ambitious plans yet to relax Britain’s libel laws, … Read more‘Laughing stock’ libel laws to be reformed, says Nick Clegg

Reflections on Political Violence – Christopher Hitchens

The latest article in Slate last Monday by Christopher Hitchens is (as indicated by the title) a reflection on political violence. Oh so very appropriate and apt given recent events in the US, but more specifically in Pakistan where we have seen the pointless slaughter of an honourable man and a great human being, Salman … Read moreReflections on Political Violence – Christopher Hitchens