The commentariat tends to treat politics as boxing – the public, however, seem to experience politics as the static pageant of a wrestling match
An IOC blanket ban on Russian athletes would have been marked contrast to its treatment of the track and field team from Kenya
Decrees include no further negative news about the President and an end to camera angles that made him ‘look shorter’.
The ongoing struggle against the Mugabe dictatorship
Why Britain’s new Tory PM is talking about inequality
Voter turnout is being actively suppressed in this year’s US elections
The current Key/McClay expedition to the UK and Europe looks decidedly peculiar.
On Brexit, the Europeans clearly want Britain to get on with it, but no British politician seems willing to step up
Now that it has woken up from its Brexit victory hangover, is Britain acting as if it has just won the World Cup? Hardly.
…And Other Notes On The Looming Aussie Election
On the brink of the Brexit vote, the irrationality of the “Leave” option is now apparent.
Once again, news packages from the US and UK underlined the difference in the treatment of the Pulse night club killings and the murder of Jo Cox.
So China and the US both have competing trade deals on offer – the TPP for the US and the RCEP for the Chinese – each of which pointedly exclude the other superpower.
Menstruation is a pivotal issue in gender equality and human rights
The changes in the global climate are as extreme as the US presidential season
The Paris conference will deliver only paper promises on global warming
Immigration has become a polarising issue in the 2016 US election campaign
NYC rekindles its love affair with its outlaw past
Countering the logic of the war economy in Syria
Under the pier, down by the sea…
How Pope Francis is selling the world on the Catholic Church
The Democratic Party (once again) tries to engage with the realities of ordinary Americans
We can’t help the plight of refugees by concentrating solely only on the people-smugglers
The evolution of the politics of food
When Churchill sided with Hitler, against the partisans
Catching trains to a different sort of glory
The UN continues to dodge responsibility for bringing a killer disease to Haiti
Life and death in the US urban free-fire zone against young black males
The struggle of Kurdish women against Islamic State