Troubles brewing in Iran

We’re familiar with the arguments given to justify cutting money for some in favour of giving more to others. It seems from this article that this is also happening in Iran

To me it seeems very similar to the situation in Turkey, a country of similar size with a population that’s burdened down, having to struggle so much even to stay alive.

Have a look at this article and see what you think yourself.


Happy New Year resolution

We’re facing an interesting time ahead: the decisions we didn’t make/others didn’t make on our behalf in the past- will have repercussions galore …

The BigTech scene and our tiny role in their world- we’ll only count for much if we can join up together and make ourselves big enough not to ignore any more  …

We hear all  this talk about Trump & Wall Street  crony influence – but let’s not forget:

Obama had a huge opportunity briefly –  but he missed an open goal and now we have this result  …



The Fearless Benjamin Lay

Time we all knew much more about Mr Ben Lay

Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist


A decade ago I reviewed “Amazing Grace”, a hagiographic biopic about William Wilberforce, the parliamentary opponent of the slave trade in Great Britain. Since I am far more interested in a film’s politics than tracking shots, I saw it as an opportunity to cut Wilberforce down to size:

The film was meant to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the passing of the bill that banned the slave trade in the British Empire, an event that constitutes the climactic scene.

What it does not make clear is that the bill did not abolish slavery itself, which would persist in Jamaica and other British colonies for another 30 years. When younger and more militant abolitionists pressed Wilberforce to enter legislation to that effect, he replied that because of the effect “which long continuance of abject slavery produces on the human mind…I look to the improvement of…

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The worldwide web of exploitation

Two articles that are linked with much that’s been posted already. The WWW is not really open to criticism of itself, certainly the Bigboys like Mr Google, Ms Amazon, M. Apple, Snr.Facebook, all these huge world organisations run it mostly to make money for themselves by supposedly giving us all what we desire, using their “Market Forces”.

They are the successful users who cream off the profit while the rest of us are sadddled with debt till we die- like the students I posted about yesterday: In debt till they die and our planet is being trashed to enable this wholesale looting and  shortterm profiteeering.




Finally, this little thing made for kids :