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Did the Nobel Peace Prize for the EU Ignore the Elephant in the Room?

October 15, 2012
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The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after they were credited with six decades of work in advancing peace and stability across the region. While announcing the decision, the Norwegian prize jury praised the union’s “advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights.” Senior leaders within the EU are overjoyed...
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Get Back to Work, Mr Cameron

September 2, 2012
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David Cameron “sets out his vision for the future of Britain” today in a rather astonishing Mail article. Packed full of platitudes and lacking any sense of self-awareness, I have to admit to reading most of it with my mouth agape. So, in the famous internet tradition of Fisking (a point-by-point criticism which highlights...
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Venezuela – The Coup of 2002

April 11, 2012
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Precisely ten years ago, on the 11th of April 2002, a remarkable event took place in Venezuela. The democratically elected President, Hugo Chávez, was removed from power in a military coup. A mere 47 hours later he was reinstated, but the events of that period tell us much about the nature of modern imperialism....
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Market Confidence & The Future Of Europe

February 8, 2012
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It is interesting to note the continuing struggle between EU leaders regarding the debt crisis. For example, the recent fiscal compact is a perfect example of the battle between politicians to push their ideas regarding how to restore confidence. Not Debt But Confidence For some background, it should be said that the crisis in...
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Happy Birthday Passing Nightmare

December 28, 2011
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Today marks the first anniversary of Passing Nightmare. It may sound cliché, but we’ve come a heck of a long way in the space of a year. Over 40 articles have been published on a variety of topics, expertly written by a wide selection of writers. Many have commented that 2011 has been quite a year...
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Reading the Riots Conference Review

December 15, 2011
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It was only last week that Iain Duncan Smith was yet again forming a correlation, not causation, with the occurrence of the riots. This time, Smith argued that X-Factor was partly the cause of the riots. That’s right. The cause. Now, when I was younger, I was...
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Pass Me That Scalpel and a Damp Squib!

December 5, 2011
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Public sector squabble branded a Damp Squib by Cameron as thousands lose out on NHS treatment and Police Service’s are drafted in to bail out London Ambulance Service. On Wednesday the 30th of November Nurses, Teachers, Council workers and many more marched around the UK or stayed off work in protest over public sector...
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Film Review: Collapse

October 21, 2011
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Collapse consists solely of an interview with Michael Ruppert, an ex-police officer turned investigative journalist and government whistle-blower. Ruppert himself is an intriguing and complex character, perhaps filled with bitterness and resentment towards the institutions that he once served and have subsequently failed and attempted to discredit him.
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Blaming Iran, Enabling War

October 15, 2011
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If you’re a casual observer of the mainstream news agenda, you’ll likely know two things about Iran. Firstly, that they wish to acquire (or may have already acquired) nuclear weapons and secondly, they are predisposed to launching a war with Israel and other nations with close ties...
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The Republican Campaign for 2012

September 19, 2011
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As the campaigns for the US 2012 election kick off, I thought it might be useful to take a quick look at how the Republican Party – also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP) for reasons passing my understanding – is getting on. The past fortnight has seen two live GOP debates take...
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