The Real News

Ever wondered what’s going on in the world, behind the smokescreen of endless COVID19 scare stories? Yes, COVID is a nasty disease, but the mainstream press is covering it to the exclusion of all other news. As context: COVID19 has claimed 37,000 lives in the UK. The 2017/18 winter claimed 49,000 ‘excess deaths’ (additional to…

Kathe Kollwitz, Mothers, 1919

A call to action: recognise the threat: resist erosion of human rights under cover of COVID19 emergency; be vigilant about dumbing down of media for the sake of our children (opinion)

Opinion by RH 20/05/2020 Dear Friends, The time has come to recognise that this COVID19 disease is less deadly than seasonal flu was only two years ago in the 2017-18 winter. In that season the UK government reported 49,000 ‘excess deaths’ – ie, more than normal. At the time of writing, the government says 36,000…

Post-modernism – the cultural face of neoliberalism’s spiritual vacuum

At last – an article that explains how postmodernism relates to neoliberalism … it helps explain the ‘pointlessness’ of contemporary culture… also, this is a link to great alternative news website “Off-Guardian”: https://off-guardian.org/2019/08/11/postmodernism-the-ideological-embellishment-of-neoliberalism/ I’ve chosen to illustrate this story with a portrait of David Bowie, because Bowie is emblematic of our society’s abandonment of the…

The delicate issue of how to reply to rightwing friends on Facebook -when unfriending means being trapped in a pool of those who think like you…

AM: Liberation struggle? Really? Which? A economic catastrophe already unfolded in Zimbabwe with power cuts at 15 hours per day? What planet are you living on mate? Have you any idea of the problems Zimbabweans face? Appears not. Please spare us this leftist nonsense. If any of you had any morality you’d go back to the…

Is Putin right to say this is the end of the era of liberalism? (and a great essay about our times (the ‘anthropocene’) from Mintpress)

4bJuly 2019. Last week, Russian premiere Vladimir Putin said the era of liberalism is over. He’s referring to the global culture which appears to demand everyone can do what whatever they want. There’s a whole lot to unpack there – its about freedom, individualism, the right to make dreams of riches come true. From free…