Revolutions are Revolting

Revolutions are rarely what they appear to be. There was precious little Russian participation in the Russian Revolution. Let’s instead call it what it was; the hijacking of a nation by mostly non-Russian armed insurrectionists bankrolled by Wall Street. When you can’t buy a government either declare war on it or overthrow it. Slavery comes cheaper More...

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By Justin Frewen On Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Is there a Role for Human Rights in a Free Trade World?

Up to 50,000 people a day die from poverty related causes with 22,000 of these fatalities being children under the age of five. The plight of the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable people have been further More...

By Justin Frewen On Monday, December 20th, 2010

Tackling Financial Exclusion in Europe

The term financial exclusion was first coined in 1993 by geographers studying the impact bank closures had on those left unable to access basic banking services. During the 1990s there was a significant increase More...

By Justin Frewen On Thursday, December 9th, 2010

South Sudan, Independence and Oil

After half a century of ferocious hostilities between the Khartoum-led North and South of Sudan that resulted in 2 million people fatalities in the South and forced a further 4 million to flee the region, the conflict More...

By Michael Walsh On Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

WikiLeaks Faces Down The Banks

Whilst WikiLeaks has built its worldwide reputation on government and more unconventional methods of waging warfare it says 50 per cent of its whistleblower input is related to neither. What founder Julian Assange More...

By Michael Walsh On Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Julian Assange: Dead Man Walking?

Loathed by some and loved by others Julian Assange is a man in a suitcase as he keeps one step ahead of an international posse out to settle scores. The Australian founder of WikiLeaks is renowned for embarrassing More...

By Michael Walsh On Friday, November 12th, 2010

Who Owns the American Dollar?

I have never heard anyone question who owns the U.S. dollar as it seems obvious; the state owns and manages it. Not so quick: It belongs neither to the government of the United States nor, being a republic, to More...

By Michael Walsh On Friday, October 8th, 2010

The Emperor is Still Naked

Many recall Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of the emperor, who, conned by a pair of travelling tailors allowed himself to be ‘dressed in robes woven so fine’ that only the intelligent could see them. The More...

By Michael Walsh On Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Europe at Bay

It was George Orwell who surmised that the English never see the writing on the wall until their backs are up against it. Much the same can be said for the current generation of Germans. Even their own Chancellor, More...

By Michael Walsh On Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

The Creeping Jackboot in Europe

There is mounting and undeniable evidence that the European Union is transmuting into a totalitarian superpower. The governing trend is to carefully devise and control the route to influential position. The electoral More...