The popularity of the U.S. president in other countries can vary, obviously, depending on what he does or doesn't do, if he decides to help other countries or doesn't. That's understandable without saying. And popularity of a president can depend a lot on whether he decides to provide aid to the other country in question, whether he wants to build a wall between your countries or not, and so on. But in this context it doesn't really matter. One is the question of popularity, and the other one is the question of tru... continue reading


After Donald Trump announced on Friday that he is reversing the Obama administration's plans to normalize relations with Cuba, Cuba's government answe...


Fair and Balanced used to be the slogan of Fox News, set around the time the station was founded back in 1996. Last year Fox News quietly chose to let...


What is Mixed Signal Syndrome? The paralyzing of the mind's ability to choose best because of mixed signals, twisting feelings and thoughts. America i...


According to the study of Sahan, three main routes are taken by migrants and refugees, in which there are a number of smuggling and trafficking networ...


Michael Gove, columnist for The Times, and Kai Diekmann, former chief editor of the German newspaper Bild, interviewed Donald Trump. During the long i...


The Affordable Care act, also known as Obamacare, is a federal statute which came into effect in 2010. Its aim was to lower the number of people witho...


If legendary one-liner comic Henny Youngman were alive, he’d have a lot of jokes about this landmark election! It’s a unique point in social evolution...


The world knows racism will finish taking us out and making us vulnerable for foreign takeover.


For many political pundits, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reflects only the Hindutva sentiment with plentiful arrogances, but the enthusiastic part...


Donald Trump was born on the 14 June, 1946. He attended the New York Military Academy, the Wharton School of Finance and Fordham University. This is h...


There’s no question that Donald Trump’s rise to prominence in American politics has been riddled with controversy. No sooner had he announced his cand...


For sure, the Pope shall not fall but Donald Trump will simply because he has attacked a spiritually charged man who will send the demons after him. ...


It takes a miracle to take me on the side of Fox news, and the miracle has happened - Donald Trump. If there's something more full of bull than Fox Ne...


There was not one politician or celebrity figure appearing to be for the people. All they wanted was a chance to take President Obama’s place in the ...


Trump along with some of the other debaters ended on a good note feeling like they had a lot of fun and that things went well for them. Fun? Was it ...


Trump single-highhandedly created a smokescreen over them that had them exposing each other’s underhanded tendencies causing him to dominate the polls...


Round and round we go, where we will stop nobody knows. This election is scary. If Hillary Clinton do not project this image, chances are she may no...


What you say Joe? I am too handsome for this. Yes, you are.


At any moment I thought I was going to hear someone say open your Bibles, we are all one on the war against Republicans. Be kind, gentle and loving t...


Several days have gone by since I observed the Republican Debate and I am still shaking my head because America is in deep trouble. We are too divide...


Watching the GOP debated reminded me of what is sad about America. Our president is and always be identified as a puppet pulled by the strings of the...


As Potomac fever turns pandemic, one should calmly assess the Republican Party and its social implications, vis a vis certain policies proposed by pos...


It’s easy to forget, but Britain remains a beacon of democracy throughout the world. Election fever may mean that we sometimes get caught up in the tr...


At what point does a foregone conclusion become obvious to all? Whenever that is, I think The U.S has already gotten there. The mob in America who are...


Crimea, a region where mostly the ethnic Russians live, has been the centre of tensions after the fall of Ukraine's pro-Moscow president.


Trouble is brewing in Europe after efforts to find diplomatic solution to the tension between Russia and Ukraine failed. Following the recent toppling...


Is our political system broken? Whew, is it ever! It’s in shambles! Let’s look at some of the brokenness. First, lawmakers at all levels continue ...


Highly dangerous cults of hate like Al Qaeda are social mutations that grow virulently and seem unstoppable. But they are not invincible and are bedev...


An introduction to the Muslim Brotherhood and why they are the best interlocoutor for the West to the Middle East. It is my belief that the Muslim Bro...


The big question on the lips of every news anchor and columnist is about the notable appearance of indecision on the part of US President Barack Obama...


Guess who is coming to Jerusalem? A group of 150 European priests, rabbis and imams to pray for peace at the Western Wall, all with the personal bless...


There is no such thing as church law, sharia law or any other religious law. The law of the land, Government law, or International law applies. Religi...


It was a crowded citizens' gathering organized at Guwahati Press Club on March 14 that elaborately discussed the wildlife conservation effort in north...


The recent negative publicity concerning the huge losses at JP Morgan are a reminder to all that even with the Dodd-Frank financial industry reforms t...


On the morning of Dec. 18, 2002, former congressman Wayne Owens arrived in Tel Aviv and was murdered by the evening. Those who know my research will n...


It was a hurriedly organized citizen’s meeting at Guwahati Press Club, where serious concerns were expressed at the increasing trend of poaching and k...


Kim Jong Il, the leader of the free world, has decided to move on to more fertile grounds, leaving with us just the memories of 8-color rainbows, sing...


Since just after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, conspiracy theories about what and who were really behind the assassination have been abundant....


Hurtful and fiery rhetoric is now media’s default setting! This slippery and malicious fad came to the forefront with Bill Clinton and Monica. After ...


Rebellion is cooking in the air. People are mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore! Everywhere! So, do you want a revolution? Here’s my rec...


Information has come to light as to the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) attempting to interfere with Swedish legal processes in relation to the Juli...


It can easily be said that Europe, as a continent, has learnt very little from the events of two world wars, the Kosovo crisis, Bosnia Northern Irelan...


People who live outside Australia must be wondering as to why a rich country such as Australia still has growing problems with issues such as homeless...


There are very few things that I dislike more than coup-leaders, coup-plotters and grubby little dictators. They all have something in common. They ar...


During the process of ‘exhuming’ various hidden Vatican files that relate to the various yet to be revealed sex offenders within the Catholic Church, ...


It has been revealed that the Vatican is currently hiding thousands of case files in relation to sex abuse cases, pedophilia and physical abuse cases ...


How sad is the situation is when one of the main Australian coup-plotters, Senator Mark Arbib, is now trying to justify his position this in relation ...


While there currently is a lot of talk in Australia and even more waffle from the Australian Greens Party, proposals to construct a high-speed rail sy...


Australian coup-leader Julia Gillard has formed a minority Government with the help of three independents and a new-elected Australian Waffle Party (G...


After a couple of weeks of intense negotiations between four elected independents and both the Labor Party as well as the Liberal/National coalition p...


BLAIR DETAILS AS TO HOW TO START AN ILLEGAL WAR WITHOUT JUSTIFICATION. In his book,Tony Blair is trying to justify going to war against Iraq forgett...


The results of the Australian elections, just held, have highlighted a number of things that, if not addressed, will spell the end of the Australian L...


One aspect of the Australian Government in which coup-leader Julia Gillard played a major role as Deputy Prime Minister has been very conveniently swe...


According to UN estimates, more than 100 million people are homeless. Dr. Wally N'Dow, Secretary General of Habitat II said that the majority of Homel...


The Australian elections thus far have been the most monotonous processes ever encountered in Australian politics but there are a couple of aspects of...


Australian has lots of former Prime Ministers, wannabe Prime Ministers, could-have-been Prime Ministers and indeed should-have-been-Prime Minister but...


After two weeks of electioneering, there are signs of desperation within the Australian Labor Party after the Australian public appears to begin to se...


In a particularly grubby manner, Australia’s Prime Minster Kevin Rudd, has been deposed as PM by Australian Labor Party (ALP) secretaries, ALP power b...


It is fascinating to watch how some governments surround themselves in a veil of secrecy, hypocrisy and double standards and, sadly, the US Government...


Once again, Israel has shown that the country has little or no regard for international law, human rights laws and definitions and the nuclear-armed c...


Closer look into Burma/Myanmar and background info on what, how and why the situation is like that right now.


The Global Fund will return to Burma with a two-year US $110 million grant to fight three diseases: HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.


There are far too many news items about priests from the catholic churches indulging in sex activities. This is a bad reputation for the Christiana ...


The Sun Maker was covering Thailand, specifically Thailand´s Environment and Foundations working in Thailand in environmental education, when the stre...


For girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, one cultural practice is all that stands between them and the struggle for life and dignity.

According to develop...


The International Law Compliance Forum (ILCF) has urged countries with instances of child-and sex abuse allegations to immediately begin proceedings a...


Ah yes, another week of religious upheavals within the catholic religion and how wonderful it is to see what can only be described as an unaccountable...


These people within the Vatican walls must think it's Christmas or something and they must certainly be counting their blessings due to the fact that ...


Mossad, Israel's secret service organisation, by its most recent actions, has confirmed Israel's status as a rogue state.

The organisation, and thu...


Well might you say, "You can't be serious making that statement" and I would then reply that I am very serious in terms of what I am saying and that I...


The evidence provided by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to a UK inquiry may have taken him six hours to provide but it will take him the res...


As was expected, it only took the Obama administration to back-track on its commitment to legalise past illegal US processes that were taking place at...


Ah yes, trust the Irish Government to put both left feet into an issue where sound and competent Governments would and should never venture unless suc...


While the year 2009 might well have been a bit of an eye-opener for some people, in overall terms, apart from some major disasters, year 2009 was a ra...


It was rather interesting to see the conclusions that were reached, or the lack thereof, at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. There appeare...


For those people of the catholic faith, and especially for catholics in Ireland, the recently released 700-page Murphy Report into child sex abuse and...


One of the Middle-East flash-point situations, this being the stand-off between Iran and Israel, is starting to look more serious as days, weeks and m...


In the past three days, I was fortunate enough to get the inside economic dope on Israel from two close women friends, Ada, who just returned from a t...


The UK Armed Services Minister Bill Rammell has stated that there will not be a need for an open and public inquiry into allegations that British Forc...


The latest evidence of its capability comes with the release of information that Iran's researchers were tinkering with a 'two-point implosion device'...


It is widely discussed and accepted that the media persons in Assam (of Northeast India) have to perform their deities under tremendous work load but ...


It has been revealed that the Gordon Brown Government is endorsing former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to become EU President.

In a move that will ...


When it comes to selling a product, most marketers and advertisers will tell you that it is all about how you package, position and sell it. Slick bra...


The fact that the UN Human Rights Council has voted that the UN war crimes inquiry findings into the Israel-Hamas conflict as being factual and valid ...


The findings of a UN investigation team in relation war crimes committed by both Israel as well as Hamas make interesting reading in terms of what may...


"Oh my god", might well you say, "Pictures of sex and drugs and rock'n-roll in Western Australia, or pictures of some other scandalous behaviour perha...


Well might Iran's Ayatollah All Khamenei, a man who should stick with his religious books instead of dabbling in politics, say that Iran has no intent...


Some time ago I mentioned that the war in Afghanistan, as it was then as well as the way it was then conducted, was basically unwinnable.

I have n...


They seek him here, they seek him there, they seek him everywhere but finding Osama Bin Laden seems to be proving to be more difficult than first thou...


The issue of the Liberty has deeply poisoned the American relationship with Israel. It is a far greater thorn than Israelis understand because, in fac...


Ah yes, my Australian friends certainly won't like me for this little contribution but then, that's life.

First of all we must ask the question as...


While the former Australian Liberal Government has always claimed that it knew nothing of allegations of the torture of Australians David Hicks and Ma...


Following the second election of George W. Bush in 2004, liberal Democrats experienced a deep despair. Many voiced an inclination to move to Canada. B...


How important the star system is as a useful campaign tool to get their respective candidates into the White House, come the election on November 4th.


HOW WILL OUR CHILDREN'S HISTORY BOOKS DESCRIBE OUR COUNTRY'S LEADERSHIP THIS LAST DECADE?


Loosing an important ballot race in the Constituent Assembly for the 'Head of the State' and his subordinate, the rebellion communists of Nepal find t...


It appears to be all too easy these days for International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors to pickup a few human rights abusers and other war crimes ...


The media is mainly responsible for winding politicians up to get a grab for the news. They also allow party spin doctors to dictate what is reported....


HAS AMERICA GROWN BEYOND RACISM? CAN WE COME TOGETHER TO FIGHT THE MONSTER OF CORRUPTION? OUTSIDERS REALLY WANT TO KNOW.


They see the problem of Global Warming as either we continue polluting the Earth and transfer the problem to our children, wait for science to find a ...


Not everyone in a democracy is free. Some are saddled with the lack of being able to live in comfort because of their poverty. It is those with the ac...


Corruption in journalism often makes news in Indian media. The creator of news also emerges as a matter of reporting in many parts of the country. The...


With the Beijing Olympics now only weeks away, time has come to analyse the processes through which Beijing gained the bid in the first place and what...


In a major exercise, Israel has tested its capability to attack Iran.

US-supplied F16, F15, EC2 Hawkeye and 707 converted tanker aircraft practic...


Soon after the declaration of the extension of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest by the Burmese junta, the condemnation poured on the military rul...


While most of the allegations relate to the illegal invasion of Iraq, a substantial number of other allegations concern the illegal activities of the ...


Personally, I was happy with the Israeli Palestinian crisis, as it has saved me few quid. You see, using software developed in Israel for counter terr...


Finally Assam government has bowed down to the growing public outrages. Following intense public pressure, the province government of Northeast India,...


The invasion of Iraq---Christopher Hitchens failed hypothesis.


Srinagar, April 28 – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has expressed the hope that substantive action would follow the Prime...


These words were declared on the Bucharest Summit, on the 4-th April this year. General Secretary of NATO s Jaap de Hoop Sheffer said that integration...


IT IS NOT ABOUT OBAMA, CLINTON OR MCLAIN. IT IS ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TAKING CONTROL OF OUR FUTURE.


Now is the time to cut back on slavishly following our powerful friend, but still preserve the alliance. It's possible to still be friends without agr...


Ignoring the continued international pressure to boycott the ruling military junta of Burma (Myanmar), India has geared up for signing of a deal to de...


At last Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers ratified the agreement between “Naftogas Ukraine” and Russian “Gasprom” about gas supply for Ukraine until the ...


I am seeing articles about how marking positions to market is contributing to the recession and how it should be stopped or amended almost daily in th...


Governments and other parties use refugees for their own purposes, and not just for humanitarian reasons either


Before people were fainting at Barack Obama rallies, I was sent to Springfield, Illinois to cover the announcement of his candidacy on a bone-chilling...


Northeast India has turned in to a land of happenings. From insurgency to ethnic tension and economic activities to cultural discourses, it started dr...


Democracy may usually mean people's might, but many a time it turns into an useful tool for endless exploitation by the 'men in power'. At least, if o...


Kevin Rudd’s strip club visit, John Howard’s memory blanks and unsteady feet, and Julia Gillard’s childlessness all seem to take the media’s preferenc...


If a chief minister in India is identified as the head of a state government and the governors are recognized as the constitutional heads of the state...


The impact of recognising Kosovo will be felt in various places, and not all which will be good for the West.


It may be vital for many to save the endangered rhinos in India's celebrated parks, but for a section of media persons in Northeast, it seemingly beco...


The House of Al Saud is built on land which is criss-crossed with tectonic fault lines which are almost constantly moving. And the al Saud way of hand...


The object of the research is to prove commercial whaling can resume. That is to make it legal to slaughter whales. Japan's whaling is primarily for s...


If the mainland India observed the 59th Republic Day with fun fare, the trouble torn northeastern region of the country celebrated the Day with utmost...


Bangladesh ended the year 2007 with some positive initiatives for empowering judiciary. Waiting for the general election within this year, the South A...


A tiny Himalayan kingdom has set a milestone embracing its first general election on the last day of 2007. But the challenges of the new democratic re...


India has largely turned a blind eye to militant groups operating in its far-flung Northeast, the growing Islamisation of the region provides more tha...


This time your life may depend upon it.


Not since WW II do I remember the United States declaring war on anyone (except for the “War on Drugs”, “the War on Poverty”, etc. which are proven fa...


Is David Hicks a terrorist just waiting to get out of jail and wreak havoc on his native country or is he a young man easily led into saying the above...


With the costs of the war in Iraq and the multiple people in both Parties running for the office, who SHOULD be the next President and will they be ab...


Piracy is still alive and kicking in the world and we need to work on it!


So far there have been no legal restrictions in Ukraine for selling of products that have 0,9 % of GM substances in them. But Ukrainian government ...


John Howard's Government was seen as old and tired. New kid on the block Kevin Rudd has led his Labor party to resounding victory. Another of Bush's f...


Why the Global War on Terror will unfortunately fail if the USA keeps on doing more of the same!


Raising interest rates is a penalty for doing well. Countless businesses suffer because they are capitalising on good conditions and the faceless peop...


The recent declaration of emergency in Pakistan underlies the fact that outside of Iraq, Pakistan represents the most unstable nation in the Muslim wo...


Last week Bush stunned reporters when replying to a question he stated that "if you're interested in avoiding World War 111, you ought to be intereste...


What to do when a mosque/temple is taken over by terrorists


The family of Ayoub Parniyani (male); his wife Aysha Khaeirzade; Komas Parniyani and their son are about to be forcibly returned to Iraq where their l...


French - Middle East Foreign Policy is much better than the British and American one!


Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s recent controversial visit to New York and talk before the UN and Columbia University. Why so much media attention to ...


Doctor Kamal Al-Labwani was condemned to 12 years in prison in July 2007 following an unfair trial.


At the end of the 1st World War their territories fell victim to the redrawing of the map of the Middle East leaving them dived and stateless.


China is another wife-beater beating the hell out of the wife many years ago in Tiananmen Square in the full public gaze. And nobody did anything. And...


The former student activist Hla Myo Naung has been arrested in Yangoon (ex-Rangoon) on the morning of the 10th October, while he was looking for treat...


All independent reports and analysis, including an inside report from the Pentagon paint a quite different picture to the political speech of Petreaus...


In our everyday working lives, one barely has time to catch up on home projects that need our attentions, although, our towns, cities, and villages wh...


The publicity from this stunt will give the Chaser Team an International presence. Next stop the US talk show circuit, maybe a gig on Parkinson.


The leader of the Labor Party, Kevin Rudd, admitted to visiting Scores Strip Club in New York four years ago. He was drunk and persuaded to go along w...


When my Mom hacked into Technology.. :).. Read on..


Bush held a distorted view of reality, resulting in maladapted behaviours which showed unresolved emotional conflicts and instability. He was a person...


You would expect if you were a democratically elected government, the economy is the best in the region, there is almost full employment, your people ...


On the surface, Bush’s decision to stop drinking at the age of forty, would be the first independent, mature decision he had taken in his life. It mig...


The New York Times published a story in December 2005 revealing President Bush authorized the National Security Agency (NSA) to engage in warrantless ...


A Qada is a meeting of regional representatives in Iraq. Although it is not the same as a county meeting in the United States, it is similar to that i...


Iraq is home to the second largest oil reserves in the world. The Bush administration has ties to the oil industry. Ironically, Operation Iraqi Freedo...


The Government Information Center (GIC) in Taji Iraq provides a service to the Iraqi people to locate missing or detained family members and to seek c...


The US led invasion of Iraq is a preventive war. Preventive war is prohibited in the United Nations Charter.


For the last four years Darfur has experienced horror of biblical proportions. Considered the world's worst humanitarian crisis by the United Nations,...


Romania has soldiers and paratroopers in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Iraq, Romania's largest presence is at Camp Dracula in near the ancient Sumerian Cit...


Part Three in a continuing series about the reasons to impeach President George W. Bush. This week's installment looks at eight British government doc...


Somalia has long been the world’s centre of anarchy and Mogadishu the capital of mayhem. Awash with weapons for 16 years, it has existed without a cen...


In his 2003 State of the Union address Bush made many claims concerning Iraq, namely Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and supporte...


Generally, the only organization where such a phenomenon takes place, especially involving intelligent, prosperous, non-traumatized persons, who give ...


Such is the mood in Kirkuk that matters could easily take on civil war proportions. For the Kurds, Kirkuk is non-negotiable and for the Arabs it repre...


American and British flags burned and were trampled under foot by hundreds of thousands of Iraqis in Najaf last weekend. A crossroads has been reached...


Why do I get the feeling that politics has become more about what's in their bank account than what's in their head?


Senator John McCain’s gibberish concerning the security situation in Baghdad was intended not to show the "big picture" as he claimed, but to throw du...


For Arabs and Muslims their honour or the shaming of themselves and their brethren is something which cannot go unavenged. One must be prepared to die...


Despite all the diplomatic jaw-jaw and the attempts by the Bush administration to throw dust in the eyes of the public, it is likely that the U.S. has...


Given the amount of defence lemons the Australian Government has been purchasing, Australians must be getting a bit worried about Australia's capacity...


To say that the United Nations human rights processes are a farce is to state the obvious rather mildly. Human rights abuses, war crimes and other cri...


The defeat in Iraq undermines any hope of success in Afghanistan. At least half of the country will fall to the Taliban within two years. The new sout...


Helicopters falling from the skies, cult uprisings, "Mission Impossible" adventures and "Grozny"-style battles all make this surge different. Already...


Edwards called ugly name; Primaries could be over by March


This article brings forth the ideas we have long known about the politics of war, although perhaps we have forgotten some of the details along the way...


The US has been accused of conducting terrorism activities in various countries around the world such activities designed to bypass international and ...


Private contracts awarded by the federal government are nothing new. They are an old tool of the government, where those with special ties in the righ...


They say that whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad. It is also said that madness can be defined by doing the same thing again and again a...


Candidate McCain is getting tough; he is coming out against abortion and for better weapons that kill the enemy.


It seems to be becoming more and more obvious that the overall US foreign policy structure appears to have all but collapsed, and that all that remain...


Why is it that a quarter of the world possesses the majority of the riches?

It is imperative for the economic growth of the Two/Thirds World that...


Bereft of new ideas for a new epoch, the U.S. is falling back on the old methods of British Imperialism in divide and rule and the sectarian tactics t...


Everyone has an opinion about the war in Iraq, although most are misinformed about those who are doing the fighting and the Weapons Of Mass Destructio...


" . . . Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up for me."


As the conflict in Iraq grinds on in a seemingly endless cycle of sectarian violence and counter violence, very little has been done, its seems, to ge...


In many ways the decisive factors which have lost the war in Iraq are the moral and psychological questions. How long will U.S. troops go on fighting...


Last stand at the last chance saloon. Best hope is the insurgents take a holiday in Honolulu, until things quiet down. Worst possibility is massacres ...


The freshman senator from Illinois made his major move to campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination with a public announcement.


No Provable Facts, Little Evidence, And Lots Of Fiction

The charges against Hicks really have no basis in law and are virtually unprovable although...


A 'State of the Union' public address from one of the backbones of the country called the United States.


Since the George W. Bush regime came to power, there have been numerous breaches of International Law, breaches of UN and other Conventions including ...


The way things have turned out in Iraq, those reading the statistics must be wondering as to how various countries got sucked into a war that nobody w...


“The best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market, and that truth is the only ground upon wh...


Whenever I read anything by Chomsky, I feel very uncomfortable, partly because he keeps telling me that the world is in a mess, but mainly because I d...


This week's Smokin' Mirrors highlights an ABC Radio (Australia) interview on the day of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's Speech to the Security Counc...


Widespread US election fraud has been given the go-over in the new film, 'American Blackout'.


It's an abstract thought: retirement. But we should be paying a lot more attention to what the government is planning on doing with our money, if we w...


Smokin' Mirrors takes a break this week, but we leave you with some wise words to keep your brain going - who said royalty had outlived their usefulne...


They don't call it 'LA' for nothing. They just forgot to add the extra LA.


A report released in August by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) bombing of Lebanon has pointed out what anyone with any com...


Why does the countryside seem to only reside our retirement dreams? We take a look at agriculture, subsidies and the latest negotiations at the Doha R...


Sony and WWF raise the bar on corporate responsibility


In the words of Marvin Gaye.."what's goin' on?"


An experiment in new ways to run the world...


Will North Korea's latest act of provocation be the catalyst for a resumption of the six-party talks?


Is the burning of a flag politics or politiks?


Is email becoming a powerful voice for those without one?


This week Smokin' Mirrors re-visits playwright Harold Pinter's acceptance speech for the 2005 Nobel Prize for Literature.


It's 2011. The Iraq war has been going for 8 years, and is spreading. A self confessed enemy of the corporate world, the young and cocky blog journali...


So, you wanna get some skills? A little computer programming? Nursing? Teaching? Well, we ain't got no scholarships for ya there, but if you wanna lea...


In 2002 a largely suspected US-backed coup to oust Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez failed. Now, four years on, Venezuela will host the annual OPEC me...


In a dramatic twist in the long and drawn out saga that is the Valerie Plame case, Karl Rove was charged this week with perjury and lying to investiga...


Marla Ruzicka was tragically killed in a car bomb explosion in Iraq on April 16 2005. One year on, we take a look at what CIVIC, the organisation she ...


How come nobody really celebrates President's day? Could it be the fact that the people we elect are such an embarassment?


It seems that, when it comes to nukes, some can have 'em, some can't. Watch out world: Bush has a new crusade.


The election of President Michelle Bachelet in Chile and that of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in Liberia revealed to the world the increasing role played at ...


One of the most highly educated and celebrated African women of all time, Prof. Wanagri Maathai is probably best known for founding the Green Belt Mov...


Hello and welcome to the political column of Cheers Magazine. I'm Willie, and I would like to thank Cheers for allowing me to do what every reporter w...


Over Thanksgiving dinner a guest challenged a political opinion I’d offered. She said, “Why bother having opinions, you can’t change anything about th...


Death row down under - Australian citizens are being forced to face the reality of the death penalty for the first time since it was banished in the 1...


Dumb choices could lead to death for Australians: A look at how the death penalty is in Australia's face for the first time since the 1960s.


Remember Jimmy Carter? He used to be President of the United States. That was in the late 70s. He was a nice guy. Well intentioned. Wore a sweate...


The term “Neocon” has been thrown about recently, almost always pejoratively. It usually refers to a non-descript, secretive group, usually without n...


As the General Election gets closer, I’ve spent more and more time thinking about my right to vote. Because this time around, I actually care about th...


The battle between Islam, Christianity and Politcs heats up with the election of a born again Christian into the White House.


Every time any wussie says George W. Bush isn’t acting like a Christian, I start growling and try to bite ‘em. Uncle Karl said I’m such a faithful wat...


Community and an economic context together with human rights.


Recent revelations by the Washington Post of a United States plan to unseat the International Atomic Energy Agency’s chief Mohamed ElBaradei have thro...


It is time for a final report on the election of 2004 and the respective campaigns. Both major parties should get a F. This campaign has been filled w...
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