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Anthony Loewenstein on the Israel-Palestine conflict

Thursday, November 28th, 2019 Posted in middle-east, politics | No Comments »

I discovered Anthony Loewenstein while watching the recent documentary about Robert Fisk, This is Not a Movie. His recent Jerusalem Peace Prize acceptance speech contains lots of interesting details about the situation and history of the country, and his opinion ...

The disease of politics today is not populism, so much, as simplism

Monday, June 24th, 2019 Posted in politics | No Comments »

If you have a very different opinion to me on immigration, that might be because you have a very different experience of it from me. But to contemplate your different life experience requires an expense of brainpower to which most ...

on Brexit…

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 Posted in Europe, politics | No Comments »

Thomas Freedman in the NYT sums the situation up well: Trump is fine with a world of competitive European nationalisms, not a strong European Union. So is Vladimir Putin. So, it seems, are the Brexiteers. How quickly they’ve all forgotten that ...

The Israel Lobby

Friday, November 16th, 2007 Posted in politics | No Comments »

One of the things about living in France is being somewhat cut off from the english media, and having to resort to BBC world for english news in the television. Its a good channel with lots of interesting programmes, ...

quel temps de merde

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 Posted in politics | No Comments »

thunderstorms in april, that must be our new tropical climate. thanks to all those 4x4/SUV drivers

alternative currencies

Wednesday, February 11th, 2004 Posted in politics | No Comments »

Bernard Lietaer, ex-european central banker has some interesting ideas about money. You can earn and spend your alternative currency in paris

“The Heart Attack with a hole in the middle”

Wednesday, October 8th, 2003 Posted in politics | No Comments »

Last time I wsa in the US, I discovered 'Krispy Kreme" donuts. Very Nice. Very Fattening. Now, you can get them over in the UK. I guess this is inevitable, a bit like the

distributing wealth

Monday, September 1st, 2003 Posted in politics | No Comments »

This is an interesting article about redistributing wealth to stimulate the economy when all our jobs are being done by robots. I'm not sure the idea would work, as most people would probably spend all their free time and ...

US debt

Monday, July 21st, 2003 Posted in politics | No Comments »

My theory is that we are all in for a rocky ride when the world realises that the US owes nearly 7 trillion dollars. See how much they owe now

unbiased news

Monday, April 7th, 2003 Posted in politics | No Comments »

Seems like Yahoo! and MSN are refusing to accept adverts forAl Jazeera. good to see that they're not letting politics get in the way of editorial neutrality or "shareholder value"As a side note, it seems that the al jazeera ...