“Peace Is The Only War Worth Waging”

Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (Credit: Michael Freeman -Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Trigger Warning: This article includes a discussion of upsetting violence and includes graphic images which some readers may find disturbing. I feel this is necessary as the brutality of what is going on needs to be accurately put across, but reader discretion is advised.

You would have to live under a rock to not be made aware of the state sanctioned violence going on in Palestine right now — the internet has been set ablaze with informative posts and videos of the abhorrent hate crimes being committed against the Palestinian people. You don’t need to be Muslim to stand with…

Last week I voted for the first time, and what an amazing experience it was. I walked 2 minutes to my nearest polling station, queued up (albeit socially distanced and masked up), told someone my name and my address, and just voted. It was as simple as that — and this simplicity is what is at the heart of democracy. Nobody should have to jump through hoops to be able to cast their vote, they should be able to register, turn up on the day, and have their say. The whole idea is that we all have one vote and…

The Political Obituary of Keir Starmer

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer (Credit: Sean Smith/ The Guardian)

The votes are in, or they are at least coming in as I write this article on Friday the 7th of May 2021. The local election outcome looks to be…tragic for Labour. Not as bad as Labour’s 2019 general election results — their worst loss since 1935. But still woeful, and as Labour MP Diane Abbot (ally of ex-party leader Jeremy Corbyn) stated, “Not possible to blame Jeremy Corbyn for this result.” Corbyn’s first by-election result saw Labour up 7 points, Starmer’s has seen Labour down 9 points. Most damningly, Hartlepool, a seat that has been under Labour’s control since…

How Bill Gates is at the heart of the ‘Vaccine Wars’

Bill Gates

Wow, just typing that title nearly made my Windows laptop crash. Yes, Bill and Melinda Gates, the billionaire couple and benefactors of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are filing for divorce after 27 years of marriage, with Bill tweeting:

Here’s why that’s rubbish

Dr Tony Sewell, head of the race report

“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.”

Maya Angelou

On the 31st of March 2021, a government-commissioned report on racism was released. The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities was established following 2020’s BLM protests in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic murder. The Sewell Report, as it is known, concluded, “We no longer see a Britain where the system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities.” In other words, the government does not believe the UK is institutionally racist, and of course all the racists are cheering — this is the…

A Breakdown of Home Office Corruption

Home Secretary Priti Patel (AP)

Did you know British Home Secretary Priti Patel has got her eyebrows done? Hardly seems newsworthy does it? Why is this headline news? Why am I even writing about it? Well, Patel’s eyebrows apparently cost more than yours, and she didn’t even pay for them, you did. Patel’s Home Office Procurement Card has…raised some eyebrows when it states as a Home Office expense £77,269.40 on eyebrows! That is £77k of taxpayer money on Patel’s brows…I fear the Home Secretary has been swindled, because her eyebrows do not look like they cost £77k. The list also stated that £30k was spent…

Roughly a year on from the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and most of us are still in lockdowns, living masked up and 6 feet apart. Once the pandemic is over (if it ever does end, this is feeling ever less likely), it is fair to say, the world will never be the same. Every pandemic in history from the plague to Tuberculosis to HIV has changed our world and made history, not always for the better. Diseases alter, shape, and reshape the course of social and political history. That can be taken literally — Typhoid allegedly killed Alexander the…

Is another Cold War on the way?

J. Robert Oppenheimer

In the late 20th Century the world was nearly destroyed — the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 threatened to turn the Cold War hot, and the world stood still and waited with baited breath. They held their breath until the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT), the Helsinki Accords and then the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. From there we all breathed a little easier as the world woke up a little bit and realised ‘oh wow we could have actually blown up the whole planet with these things’ and began a scheme of gradual nuclear disarmament.

That is until…

(Credit: PA)

On Saturday the 13th of March, a vigil in memory of Sarah Everard, a 33-year old woman who was abducted from Clapham Common and murdered, was held. The vigil had been planned days in advance with measures taken to make it Covid secure. However, the Met police went to the High Court to petition for the protest to be banned…and succeeded. The vigil still went ahead albeit illegally.

As with all mass gatherings in London, the Met were on duty to police the crowd, but given the suspected murderer of Sarah Everard was in their ranks (Wayne Couzens, a Met…

Sarah Everard (Credit: Richard Garnder/Rex/Shutterstock)

The issue of women’s safety has again been thrust into the spotlight following the disappearance of 33-year-old Sarah Everard as she walked home to Brixton from her friend’s home in Clapham, South-West London, on March 3rd. After extensive searches, Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirmed “human remains” were found in woodland near Ashford, Kent on the 11th of March — it is believed these are Ms Everard’s remains. The shocking story is that Ms Everard did everything ‘right’; contacted her partner, wore leggings and sensible shoes for running, walked past CCTV in fluorescent clothing. …

Adam De Salle

I am a young writer interested in providing the intellectual tools to those in the political trenches so that they may fight their battles well-informed.

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