Take Sides

Originally posted on Professions for Peace:
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ? Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel KBE (September 30, 1928 – July 2, 2016) was a Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor. He was the author of 57 books, written mostly…

Review: “Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future” by Raoul Martinez

This is a rather comprehensive and detailed account of our concept of freedom, how there is more a delusion of freedom in modern society and lastly how to create freedom. Well, to be honest, I don’t know whether the title was chosen wisely. It implies an easy step-by-step guide, which I’m not sure we’re getting … More Review: “Creating Freedom: Power, Control and the Fight for Our Future” by Raoul Martinez

Brexit: Public support continued EU freedom of movement in exchange for access to Single Market, research finds | The Independent

Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/prime-minister-theresa-may-attends-the-london-conference-on-news-photo/681855734 The Independent reports that Prime Minister Theresa May‘s insistence that no Brexit deal is better than a bad one does not have public support, citing new research claims. In research by King’s College London, Rand Europe and Cambridge University found that people place more value on trade…

Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris – The New York Times

Originally posted on Dr Alf's Blog:
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/french-national-day-royalty-free-image/158918434 This highly cited NYT article is a recommended read. It explores the implications of of Trump’s acceptance of Macron’s Bastille Day invitation. Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris – The New York Times First, Macron invites Russia’s President Putin to a historic meeting.…

He’s not the messiah but just another politician who doesn’t listen

So true: his ambiguity allows all of his supporters to imagine he’ll take their stance on Brexit and with the supporters being split on the issue 60/40 many will have a rude awakening . I have no doubt he’ll keep the hard Brexit line he’s taken. Don’t be fooled by the Glastonbury mantras , like … More He’s not the messiah but just another politician who doesn’t listen

Nobody wants to buy your pig in a poke, Theresa!

Someone finally told the Prime Minister how we all feel about her empty phrases (and why she scored so shockingly low in the election): “We don’t want to buy a pig in a poke,” said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, calling May’s opening “an extremely vague proposal for something that is incredibly complicated.” https://www.mail.com/int/news/uk/5302032-britain-eu-clash-brexit-proposals-citizens-rights.html#.1272-stage-hero1-1 German … More Nobody wants to buy your pig in a poke, Theresa!