Off-Guardian

2019 Oct 15 - 7:04am
Lucy Komisar A member of Congress you thought was a liberal is caught up in a Russiaphobe conjob. His name is Jim McGovern, and he is a congressman from Massachusetts. I thought he was pretty decent, so how has he bought into the Browder hoax? I first dealt with Jim McGovern in the 1980s when …
Tags: Russia, United States, Bill Browder, Jim McGovern, Lucy Komisar
2019 Oct 14 - 9:00pm
Binoy Kampmark Australian politicians, and the consular staff of the country, are rarely that engaged on the subject of protecting their citizens.  In a couple of notorious cases, Australian authorities demonstrated, not only an indifference, but a consciously venal approach to its citizens in overseas theatres. Mamdouh Ahmed Habib, a dual Australian-Egyptian national, was detained …
Tags: Censorship, free speech, Australia, Binoy Kampmark, Journalism
2019 Oct 14 - 4:59am
Philip Roddis Attempts by Third World leaders to establish independent control of their economies, in preference to their economies being used as spheres of profit-accumulation for the sole direct benefit of foreign investors, is almost invariably met by the opposition of investor-dominated foreign governments.” Stephen Gowans Adrift on an uncharted ocean we call Life, humans …
Tags: Syria, donald trump, Imperialism, ISIS
2019 Oct 13 - 1:41pm
Colin Todhunter Indian cities are in crisis. Spend any length of time in a large city there and you will notice the overcrowding, the power and water shortages and, during monsoon, the streets that transform into stinking, litter-strewn rivers. At times, these cities can be almost unbearable to live in. And, not least of course, …
Tags: Denmark, Environment, India, climate change
2019 Oct 12 - 10:56pm
Frank Lee One of the unstated and extant features of the post-modern age has been the demise of the Westphalian Treaty. This arrangement had in times past regulated the relationship and clashes of interest among the great powers. We should remind ourselves that the key precepts of the system were preceded by the carnage of …
Tags: Russia, United States, Cold War, Frank Lee, historical perspectives
2019 Oct 12 - 2:07am
Unless you've been paying close attention, it’s probably hard to keep up with just how many times Chris Williamson MP has been suspended from the Labour Party – for those of you keeping score, it’s three times. That number likely surprised some of you.
Tags: media watch, Other Media, antisemitism, Chris Willliamson
2019 Oct 11 - 5:15pm
Hong Kong is losing to Mainland China. Its poverty rates are high, it suffers from corruption and savage capitalism. It is now the most expensive city on earth. People are frustrated, but paradoxically, they are blaming socialist Beijing for their problems, instead of the legacy of British colonialism. ‘Across the line’, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing, Xiang and other cities are leaving Hong Kong behind in almost all fields.
Tags: China, Andre Vltchek, China, Communism, corruption
2019 Oct 11 - 12:44am
This is the ultimate victory of the Deep State in the United States. The zenith of Trump Derangement Syndrome: The Pavlovian conditioning of the entire “liberal” establishment.
Tags: Other Media, Syria, Alyssa Milano, donald trump, identity politics
2019 Oct 9 - 6:08pm
Renée Parsons It has been more than fascinating if not totally absorbing to watch the chain of events unfold over recent days with the Democrats in open cahoots with the CIA.  Their joint goal is to remove the implacable Donald Trump from the Oval Office as two-time former Dem presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has suddenly …
Tags: Ukraine, United States, adam schiff, Bursima, donald trump
2019 Oct 9 - 1:41am
Colin Todhunter The globalised industrial food system that transnational agri-food conglomerates promote is failing to feed the world. It is responsible for some of the planet’s most pressing political, social and environmental crises. Whether it involves the undermining or destruction of what were once largely self-sufficient agrarian economies in Africa or the devastating impacts of soy cultivation in Argentina, localised, traditional …
Tags: Agriculture, Environment, agroecology, Colin Todhunter
2019 Oct 8 - 7:48am
Kit Knightly Donald Trump, the elected President of the United States of America, is going to keep a campaign promise. Maybe. Three years after winning office, largely on his “no more pointless wars” platform, Trump is going to pull (the totally illegal occupying) US forces out of Syria. He’s finally keeping his word. Maybe. ….almost …
Tags: empire watch, Syria, United States, donald trump, Erdogan
2019 Oct 7 - 11:37pm
John Steppling In class society, everyone lives as a member of a particular class, and every kind of thinking, without exception, is stamped with the brand of a class.” Mao – On Practice (1937) That belief in Christ is to some a matter of life and death has been a stumbling block for readers who …
Tags: climate change, darker shade of green, Environment, Other Media, barack obama

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