Category Archives: Arab Spring

RECURRING PROBLEMS IN EUROPE.

Over the past decade or more the core nations within the European Union, have been in, or close to a terminal economic and social crisis. Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy and the UK, are among the worst effected, but these are … Continue reading

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2016. NEO-LIBERALISM – R.I.P.?

The year 2016 not only saw the deaths of a considerable number of music, film and sport celebrity millionaires, but it could also be the year when decades of neo-liberal politics finally expired. Two outstanding examples of this probable demise … Continue reading

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FAKE NEWS and POST TRUTH!!

On both sides of the Atlantic, and perhaps elsewhere, there are currently several forms of panic among the political and media elite of all persuasions. The mainstream left, right and centre politicians are now loosing their grip on political power … Continue reading

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EGYPT: THE JUNTA HELPS STRANGLE GAZA.

The reactionary nature of the Military Junta in Egypt has already been amply demonstrated by its savage treatment of those who protest against its arbitrary rule. Arrests, detentions and brutal treatment of oppositionists and news reporters has been attested and … Continue reading

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UPRISINGS AND REVOLUTIONS – 2.

In Uprisings and Revolutions – 1, I attempted to condense my own research on the development of uprisings and revolutionary processes along with the general stages they pass through on their way to either defeat or success. That research was … Continue reading

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EGYPT: CONFLICTING NARRATIVES.

The purpose of narratives. It is clear that the first casualty of conflict, war and politics is the truth. What happens is that the parties to any serious struggle construct a narrative of events which serves to support their particular … Continue reading

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EGYPT: THE GLOVES ARE OFF – AGAIN!

A massacre in the morning! The military decision on August 14 2013 to brutally clear the anti-military and pro-Morsi forces from their peaceful demonstrations in Cairo and elsewhere has finally ended the charade of progress to democracy in Egypt. The … Continue reading

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