Opinion Archive

Why the Christian Right Opposes Pornography But Still Supports Trump
Christian opposition to pornography has long been connected to larger efforts to impose Protestant morality onto American politics and culture.

Many commentators have pointed out the hypocrisy of Christian leaders who claim a moral high ground while supporting President Donald Trump. The latest scandal involving an alleged extramarital affair with pornographic film star Stormy Daniels proves no exception. The …

A renowned professor brings the West’s Syria propaganda crashing down, live on air
Renowned Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs has brought the Syria propaganda spread by Western governments crashing down, live on air.

Sachs, who has won numerous awards and honours, was speaking to MSNBC about the ongoing Syrian conflict on 12 April. And he said: This is a US mistake that started seven years ago… The CIA and Saudi Arabia, together – …

Cambridge Analytica parent company worked on three UK elections, archives show
Archived webpages reveal that the SCL Group (SCL), the parent company behind data miners Cambridge Analytica (CA), worked on three UK elections. This admission may have huge implications for those in power.

Meanwhile, US Senate investigations could have serious consequences for certain British politicians. SCL and UK elections In the coming days, parliament will question key players in Cambridge Analytica UK and SCL on their activities. This includes the use …

The Jewdas f**k capitalism beetroot is for sale. And it’s the tastiest possible response to the Daily Mail
The right-wing media – led by Guido Fawkes – launched an attack on left-wing Jewish group Jewdas. This was because the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had attended the group’s Seder (a traditional Passover feast) in Islington.

Since then, support for Jewdas has grown. At the time of writing, the group has over 21,000 followers on Twitter and over 10,000 followers on Facebook. And its latest move involving an ‘anticapitalist beetroot’ is just delicious. “F**k …

The Times has revealed the ‘saviour’ Labour centrists hope will oust Jeremy Corbyn
The Murdoch-owned Times has published a column [paywall] outlining the dream of the Labour Right. The so-called ‘centrists’ are waiting for David Miliband to re-enter politics as the “saviour” who will oust Corbyn for good.

Having lost the 2010 and 2015 general elections, and the 2015 and 2016 Labour leadership elections, centrists are blue. But what has eight years in the political wilderness taught them? There’s a hole in the …

Jeremy Corbyn must stop pandering to Labour’s Israel lobby
For almost three years now, the Labour Party has faced a consistent barrage of allegations that it has a “problem with anti-Semitism.”

This mendacious campaign has had the same aim all along – to topple Jeremy Corbyn. The party leader’s history in Palestine solidarity groups, and past endorsement of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, have made him the number one …

Steve Chapman: Trump’s Brazen Hypocrisy On Human Rights Issues
As protesters march in Iran, the U.S. government has emerged as a brave champion of human rights.

“The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years,” noted Donald Trump on Twitter. Mike Pence saluted them for “rising up to demand freedom and opportunity” and endorsed their “unalienable right to chart their …

Michael Fallon Is Silencing Rights Groups So He Can Sell More Weapons To Saudi Arabia
Defence secretary provokes backlash from human rights groups for emphasising sale of fighter jets to the kingdom

Michael Fallon urged MPs to stop criticising Saudi Arabia in the interests of securing a fighter jet deal, provoking sharp criticism from human rights and arms trade campaigners. The defence secretary was giving evidence to …