Knives Are Out – no backstreet brawl

Not content to even let Labour’s party conference pass before restarting their smear campaigns, the anti-Corbyn faction are already at work. The latest manifestation is a revival of the slander of shadow chancellor John McDonnell, claiming he stated that odious ex-Tory Wirral MP Esther McVey should be lynched. This is ‘old news‘ from 2014 and […]…Read more Knives Are Out – no backstreet brawl

Figure Fiddling, while Britain Burns

This morning I had the privilege to be at the special conference for the announcement of the result of the leadership contest between Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith. As you will know by now, the result was emphatic, with Corbyn gaining a decisive 61.8% share (313,209/506,438/654,006) of the votes in spite of the efforts to […]…Read more Figure Fiddling, while Britain Burns

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

Women in Chains

Why Are There So Many Women in Jail? The number of women in jails has skyrocketed over the past four decades. By Michelle ChenTwitter Inmates in a women's jail in Los Angeles County, where a program focuses on rehabilitating women who have pled guilty to non-violent crimes. (Reuters / Lucy Nicholson) There are 14 times…Read more Women in Chains

In Dubious Battle, a beckoning beacon

'At last it was evening. The lights on the street outside came on, and the Neon restaurant sign on the corner jerked on and off, exploding its hard red light in the air. Into Jim Nolan's room the sign threw a soft red light. For two hours Jim had been sitting in a small, hard…Read more In Dubious Battle, a beckoning beacon

5 Reasons why TRUMP will Win, by Michael Moore

Friends: I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I gave it to you straight last summer when I told you that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for president. And now I have even more awful, depressing news for you: Donald J. Trump is going to win in November. This…Read more 5 Reasons why TRUMP will Win, by Michael Moore