Thursday, February 20, 2014

All washed out- what the floods reveal about the UK's political elite

The UK government- more interested in funding  'rebels' in Syria and protecting bankers' bonuses than in flood defences at home. My new column for OpEdge.

The terrible impact that the ongoing floods have had over large parts of Britain - and the government response to the disaster - tells us much about the political system we now live under and in whose interests our government acts.

You can read the whole piece here.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

EU immigration: Don't target the immigrants- blame turbo-capitalism

My new column for OpEdge.

What’s going on – why has EU immigration become such a big issue? To answer the question, we need to look back at the political and economic changes that have occurred over the past 30 years.

You can read the whole piece here.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Going for Gold: The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

If you're a winter sports fan I hope you're enjoying the great action from Sochi in Russia. If you missed the wonderful opening ceremony last Friday, you can watch the RT coverage of it again, above. The programme includes an interview with me starting at around 23 minutes. While here is my piece for on the history of the Winter Olympics.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Pete Seeger's Conservative Socialism

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My new piece on the late, great Pete Seeger, from The American Conservative.

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music described the politics of Pete Seeger, the folk-singer, songwriter, and antiwar activist who died last week at the age of 94, as "naïve but honest." They were certainly honest—not even Seeger’s worst enemies would dispute that—but what was naïve about Seeger’s socialist conservatism?

You can read the whole piece here.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Why is the West supporting neo-Nazis and racists in Ukraine?

You can watch me discussing Ukraine with George Galloway and Gayatri on Sputnik on RT with the programme showing at 12.30pm, 4.30pm, 6.30pm and 10.30pm on Channel 85 in the UK (Freeview) today (Saturday 1st February).

If you are unable to watch, the programme will be posted later to the Sputnik page, here.

UPDATE: If you missed the programme, you can watch it  here.