American Sniper: psychopathic killer or patriotic hero?


American Sniper has caused a major controversy in America, with right wingers calling for the rape or death of anyone ungrateful enough to criticise the actions of its ‘hero’ Chris Kyle. The ‘war’ breaking out across social media has been exacerbated by some basic … Continue reading

Housing the homeless – yes the answer really is this simple (video)


In the UK and the US homelessness is on the rise. Although government figures indicate that just 52,000 households were homeless in England in 2013/14, a new report from Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says that there were closer … Continue reading

Leon Brittan was under “active and major” investigation by the Metropolitan police paedophile unit when he died (video)


On 21 January Leon Brittan died. His death heralded a tidal wave of accusations on social media naming him as a pederast, as well as being present at the murder of at least one abuse victim and of using the … Continue reading

How groupthink is transforming (and destroying) our democracy (video)


It seems to me that, for many years now, an over emphasis on catering to personal preferences and the cult of individualism has led to a fracturing of what was formally known as social cohesion. The broadening of the political … Continue reading

How Citigroup wrote the US budget and effectively repealed the Dodd-Frank bank reforms (video)


On 5 December 2014 the US congress approved an “omnibudget” that included provisions drafted by the banking behemoth Citigroup that repealed a key part of the Dodd-Frank Act banking reforms requiring banks to place their high risk derivatives businesses into … Continue reading

In 2015, whether it’s abuse, poverty or disability, we are all survivors and we are stronger together (video)


For the tens of thousands of abuse survivors and current victims of abuse seeking justice, 2014 may yet turn out to have been the critical time when politicians and the judiciary began to take the plague of widespread child abuse seriously.  With a few notable … Continue reading