The Roman poet Horace famously declared: ‘Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.’ It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. Wilfred Owen, the great English poet of the First World War, described this phrase as ‘the old Lie’ in his famous war poem, ‘Dulce et decorum est’. Patriotism so often means ‘honouring’ those who ‘fell in service →
Robert Fisk, the Independent’s Middle East correspondent, died on 30 October aged 74. In reviewing his life and career, the newspaper for which he worked for more than two decades wrote of their star reporter: →
In his latest book, ‘This Land – The Story of a Movement’ (Penguin, ebook version, 2020), the Guardian’s Owen Jones charts the rise and fall of Jeremy Corbyn. Jones depicts Corbyn as a ‘scruffy,’ (p.8), →
One of the most imposing features of state-corporate propaganda is its incessant, repetitive nature. Over and over again, the ‘mainstream’ media have to convince the public that ‘our’ government prioritises the health, welfare and livelihoods →
Last week, Jeremy Corbyn humbled the entire political and corporate media commentariat. With a little help from Britain’s student population. And with a little help from thousands of media activists. Without doubt this was one →
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Belmarsh #Covid outbreak: Day 9 of Julian being confined to cell 24/7, except for 20 min outside on Monday.
As of 2 days ago, 56 people on Julian's house block tested positive for Covid including staff. His house block holds 168 prisoners. Several have been taken to hospital. https://twitter.com/StellaMoris1/status/1331280490800799745
Have key commentators Kenneth Stern and Antony Lerman been ignored in the Corbyn antisemitism debate, as Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi claims? ProQuest search of national UK newspapers for the last three years: