WILLY-NILLY, I KID YOU, NOT

So it was 'on all sides', he said, but no-one believed him. I mean you can't smell roses when you're standing in shit, can you? Then, amid much clamour even he said what everyone expected but then, straightaway, the jackboot shuffle and it was his way or the highway, willy-nilly.

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Now Imagine They’re Syrian

First, let me beg your indulgence. Let me recall the words of Matthew McConaughey as public defender, Jake Brigance in the 1996 movie, A Time to Kill, when, defending Samuel Jackson, the vengeful father in his murder trial, he said, 'now imagine she's white.' Irish people felt that about British justice in the past and,…Read more Now Imagine They’re Syrian

Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels

 Winona LaDuke spells it out, uncompromisingly September 12, 2016 Winona LaDukelongtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. While Democracy Now! was covering the Standing Rock standoff earlier this month, we spoke to Winona LaDuke, longtime Native American activist and executive director of the group Honor the Earth. She lives…Read more Native American Activist Winona LaDuke at Standing Rock: It’s Time to Move On from Fossil Fuels

Land of the Free

North Dakota Wants to Arrest Democracy Now!’s Amy Goodman for Engaging in Journalism . The independent journalist was documenting private security personnel using dogs to attack Native Americans activists. By John Nichols Amy Goodman receives the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the alternative Nobel Prize, from Johan von Uexkull in Stockholm, December 8, 2008. (Reuters…Read more Land of the Free

Pic: Mike McQuade for BuzzFeed News  A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation. Chris Hamby BuzzFeed News Reporter posted on Aug. 28, 2016, at 2:00 p.m.  Imagine a private, global super court that empowers…Read more

Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/17/britain-spend-billions-trident-government-cyber-attack?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Scots comedian, Frankie Boyle takes an hilarious, if chilling, swipe at the UK's nuclear defence ambitions Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka Frankie Boyle The government insists we are prepared for cyber attack – but to be honest we’re rarely prepared for snow in…Read more Persuading Britain to spend billions on Trident is like convincing a tramp to buy a bazooka