Richard Branson: from climate change hero to big fat carbon polluting zero (video)

Branson's climate pledge just another cheap stunt

In a typically headline grabbing piece of personal PR, Richard Branson used his invitation to talk at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2006 to announce what seemed to be a game changing act of selfless philanthropy.  The world was stunned … Continue reading

What is it with the Republican party’s refusal to accept the scientific consensus on man made climate change? (video)

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Earlier this year Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown of California told ABC’s This Week  “It is true that there’s virtually no Republican who accepts the [climate change] science that virtually is unanimous. I mean there is no scientific question. There’s just political denial … Continue reading

DISRUPTION (Official 2014 Movie ) The Most Dangerous Threat We’ve Ever Faced (video)

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ABOUT DISRUPTION, THE MOVIE “When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our … Continue reading

The science is clear and unequivocal, so why is there a ‘debate’ about climate change? (video)

The mainstream media, without exception, present the fact of man-made climate change as a 'debate' between two equally valid arguments

It is a fact that 97% per cent of all scientists involved in the study of the earth’s climate agree that its climate is changing and that human activity is a cause of this change.  Given the weight of this overwhelming … Continue reading

Jon Stewart: You cannot fix the Middle East by waving a magic bomb (video)

...and that's magic!

“Jon Stewart doesn’t like the ‘Crusade-y vibe’ of Obama’s coalition against ISIS America has two choices when it comes to ISIS, said Jon Stewart on Thursday night’s Daily Show: President Obama’s traditionally “nuanced vision of a non-omnipotent America projecting power selectively,” … Continue reading

Fox News: Obama’s announcement of military action against ISIS is “blowing an uncertain trumpet” (video)

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If you think that, having called for an escalation in the military campaign against ISIS, Fox News and the Republican party would be pleased with President Obama’s speech on Wednesday night in which he announced his intention, with a “broad … Continue reading

Raising the UK terror threat level from “be afraid” to “panic” feeds public fear and that is what the government wants (video)

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Theresa May has raised the UK government‘s official measure of the likelihood of a terrorist attack on British soil to “severe” from “substantial”.  Exactly what are ordinary members of the public supposed to do with that information?  There is nothing meaningful … Continue reading

Will refusing to pay ransoms to Islamic State prevent further terrorism? (video)

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The US Treasury Department estimates that various European nations have paid around US$168m in ransom money to various jihadist abductors, including Islamic State (IS), since 2008 – an average of US$28m per year.  This number is denied by the German, … Continue reading

The bedroom tax: how do we know that the LibDems don’t give a damn about the poor and disabled? Because soulless slimebag Danny Alexander said so! (video)

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The pernicious bedroom tax was fatally flawed from its inception. The Coalition government failed to run a pilot of the policy or research its potential effects in any meaningful way. The ‘tax’ is emblematic of a government that values ideology … Continue reading

Ed Miliband’s “condescending and evasive” response to calls for a national child abuse inquiry (spotlight blog) (video)

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Text re-blogged from Spotlight On Abuse 30 August 2014 Labour leader Ed Miliband has made a statement saying that the government should get a move on in setting up a national inquiry into organised child abuse. “The case now is … Continue reading

America’s militarised police are out of control (video)

Cops or soldiers

The former chief of the Seattle P.D. has admitted recently that he ordered his officers to gas “non violent, non-threatening protesters” during the mass protests that accompanied the 1999 World Trade Organisation’s meeting in Seattle. In his book, ‘Breaking Rank’, … Continue reading

The Huffington Post and the US senate’s everyday sexism hypocrisy (video)

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It is extraordinary to see the extent of sexism in US in 2014.  It is not only the obvious ‘big’ issues like unequal pay, limited career prospects and curtailed reproductive rights.   There is also the sexism that is present in the media and governing … Continue reading

Kids who kill with guns are no accident (video)

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Last week an eleven year old girl accidentally shot and killed a man who was training her in the use of automated weapons – in this case the notorious Uzi 9mm automatic.  The Uzi is capable of firing 1,000 rounds … Continue reading

If Fox News is “tired of hearing about racism in America”, imagine what it must feel like to be on the receiving end! (video)

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The Daily Show and the Colbert Report returned from their summer hiatus’ with a blistering attack on Fox News’ coverage of the events in Ferguson and the problem of racism in the U.S. First up was a return to form for Jon … Continue reading

Cyril Smith: the paedophile MP and the police and MI5 cover-up (Dispatches documentary) (video)

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First broadcast in September 2013, this is the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary that explored the horrific scale of Cyril Smith’s sexual abuse of children and the how the police, crown prosecution service and MI5 not only knew of his activities but actively … Continue reading