Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn: Parallel lines (full length video)


Political discourse in the US & the UK has often been closely aligned, especially since the Reagan- Thatcher era set what we now know as the ‘neo-liberal’ consensus.  But it is the failure of so-called trickle down economics and the … Continue reading

Jon Stewart’s moments of Zen from his final farewell to the Daily Show (video)


“The eulogies have been delivered, the set disassembled and the echo of Jon Stewart’s parting “bullshit-is-everywhere” monologue is fading. What now? After 16 years as America’s leading comedy/political TV satirist, Stewart leaves no clear successor even as America enters a … 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

Breitbart News: craven political hatchet men…..(corrected) (video)


Readers of this blog in the UK may be familiar with the ideological output of Breitbart News following its British launch in February this year. Presumably to gain traction with the UK’s reactionary right, it was quick to recruit the … Continue reading

Why do Republicans keep telling everyone “I am not a scientist”? (video)


“Gov. Rick Scott of Florida, a Republican who is fighting a Democratic challenge from former Gov. Charlie Crist, was asked by The Miami Herald if he believes climate change is significantly affecting the weather. “Well, I’m not a scientist,” he … Continue reading

What is GamerGate and why is it important? (video)


It’s an angry, messy online movement that is nominally a backlash against perceived breaches of journalistic integrity in video games journalism. But the grievances about ethics in journalism have been overshadowed by a group of misogynistic men who have threatened … Continue reading

Florida’s Republican lawmakers have criminalised feeding the homeless (video)


Fort Lauderdale police are finally cracking down on the city’s notoriously destructive ministers and charitable volunteers: Fort Lauderdale police charged three men — including two pastors and a 90-year-old man — for feeding the homeless in public on Sunday, the … Continue reading

Thanks to the NRA it’s still legal to eat your pets in Pennsylvania (video)


Last week the Pennsylvania House decided not to vote on a measure that would have banned the consumption by humans of household pets.  It should have been “one of the easiest, most sensible decisions possible… but nope, it’s still legal … Continue reading

The U.S. found Saddam’s WMD in 2004 but it was covered-up by the Bush administration (video)


They say that the truth will out and it appears that ‘they’ are right. Two days ago, The New York Times revealed that Saddam Hussein did indeed have weapons of mass destruction in 2003.  They were discovered by American troops in … Continue reading

“A million ways to die in the US” and Republicans aren’t interested in preventing any of them (video)


America’s border is “so porous, Ebola on the backs of ISIS could come through” says Fox News’ Eric Bolling.  Between them, Ebola and ISIS have killed maybe half a dozen American’s, nonetheless, Republican’s are demanding that the federal government must do … Continue reading

Fox News’ panic machine is turned all the way up to 11 over Ebola (video)


One case of Ebola has been confirmed in Texas, where a man who contracted the virus in West Africa is being treated. In Spain, one nurse has been identified as having contracted Ebola whilst treating a missionary who had become … Continue reading

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


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

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


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)


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)


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