Putin’s Dilemma — Editorial 1 America was determined to stop Nord Stream 2. But for different reasons than most people think. People assume that it wished to stop it because it meant America could find a lucrative market for its Liquified Natural Gas (LNG). That was undoubtedly a positive result from America’s perspective. But that was not the main … Continue reading Putin’s Dilemma — Editorial
Wars of intervention
The Persecution of Assange
THE PERSECUTION OF JULIAN ASSANGE (Part 1) A review of Nils Melzer: The Trial of Julian Assange, Verso Books, 2022 A CASE FOR A RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE By Peter Brooke The persecution and torture of Julian Assange can only be understood in its details as caused by the coming together of two distinct political projects. On the one … Continue reading The Persecution of Assange
A Socialist Foreign Policy
Toward a socialist foreign policy: Introduction to helpful sources of geopolitical analysis (No.1, February, 2022) - Michael Murray December last the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly (130 majority) for a motion condemning the glorification of Nazism, neo-nazism and all forms of racism - past and present. So what? You might ask. Ought not we expect that from … Continue reading A Socialist Foreign Policy
British Imperialism Forever
‘Global Britain’ Eamon Dyas 'But neither should a country, especially one with such a proud history as ours, slip gently into a lower league without a strenuous effort at least to prevent it,' said Tony Blair (20/1/22). That's Blair's programme since 1997 in a nutshell. He had come to power with a promise to make … Continue reading British Imperialism Forever
Edward Leigh on Russia
Russia’s Grand Strategy — Parliament Notes Bernard Jenkin initiated this debate on ‘Russia’s Grand Strategy, 6th January 2022. MPs on all sides were unanimous that Putin’s Russia is the enemy and a danger to the West and the UK in particular, Labour MPs being particularly vociferous. The Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy lambasted the government for not spending enough on … Continue reading Edward Leigh on Russia
Julian Assange in His Own Words
Julian Assange in his own words, Book Review by Helen Mercer And A Ray of Hope: Julian Assange Given Leave to Appeal https://wiseupaction.info/2021/12/20/julian-assange-in-his-own-words-book-review-by-helen-mercer/ With the recent judgement handed down by the High Court judges supporting the US appeal in the case of Julian Assange we have truly entered an Alice in Wonderland world. Logic, not … Continue reading Julian Assange in His Own Words
Bataclan Terror Attack—Probable cause?
Was the terrorist attack in France (Bataclan, 13 November 2015) due to French interventions in Iraq and Syria? Amazingly, this question is being debated at a trial which is taking place at the moment in Paris. It is debated because the one survivor makes it one of his defence arguments. And also because the terrorists … Continue reading Bataclan Terror Attack—Probable cause?