The Beirut-based journalist Robert Fisk once said, "War is the total failure of the human spirit". I know what he is trying to say. War brings out the worst in human nature. Bloodbaths. Torture. Senseless killing. Indiscriminate bombing. Rape. Then again,...
Anti-war protesters gave former British premier Tony Blair a torrid reception when he turned up to sign copies of his autobiography at a book-store in Dublin. http://www.youtube.com/v/06pYCF6HNzw?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 One activist, Kate O'Sullivan, who managed to enter the book-store, tried to make a...
So Wolfowitz goes without being held accountable for his criminal scheming against Iraq. After I wrote the piece below, an academic friend told me, "Although he did have to step down, it was hardly a fall -- guy walks away...
http://www.youtube.com/v/oYjyvkR0bGQ&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman arrested while trying to come to the aid of her colleagues during a large anti-war protest on Monday The corporate media are the same everywhere. Somehow there is great reluctance to highlight popular people's protests...
I used to walk along the aisles of the magnificent Westminster Cathedral, the "mother church" of the Catholic community in the UK, in awe of its unusual Byzantine style, its heavenly choirs and the majestic organ music that reverberated...
Many Malaysians have expressed disappointment  over the BBC's backing down from a 'HARDtalk' interview with RPK. Much of this sentiment, I believe, stems from a perception that the BBC is a bastion of impartial, independent reporting. Far from it. The...
This is the woman the US corporate media are hailing as a "star is born" - the new US vice-presidential candidate from the Republican party. This from an AP report: ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at...
It is something of a joke these days to see the US State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Talk about the pot calling the kettle(s) black. Since the 11 September 2001 attacks, the human rights struggle has...
Some good news at long last. Just got a call from The Herald editor, Fr Lawrence Andrew. The Herald has received the approval letter for its new annual publishing permit - without any condition! Nothing mentioned about the use...
It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn't happening. It didn't matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have...

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