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“Justice” for a billionaire, none for the state he ripped off

There has been much cheering across the corporate media about the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ordering the Russian government to pay more than US$51 billion as compensation for confiscating the assets of Yukos, yet silence concerning the original theft of the company by Mikhail Khodorkovsky. 1,039 more words


Castles and Masterpieces

By Bryan Griffin

This summer I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Europe. I visited 8 countries in 20 days traveling by rail. My itinerary included London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples, and Stockholm. 628 more words

Capitalism And Democracy

Nobody Got No Class - Location, Location, Location

“We’re all middle class now”

                                                John Prescott

“There is no such thing as society…merely individuals”


The epistemic shift in the work of Foucault is the historical a priori that grounds knowledge and discourses and thus represents the condition of their possibility within a specific historical moment. 690 more words

Political Theory

Two Khmer Rouge Leaders Face Judgement for Genocide.

The Missing Picture.

Cambodia court begins genocide trial of Khmer Rouge leaders

Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan accused of overseeing mass killings of up to 500,000 people in the 1970s. 908 more words

European Left

What will neo-neoliberal ideology look like?

Do you remember compassionate conservatism? It seemed vacuous when promulgated by George Bush pre-9/11 and even more so when David Cameron was going through his ‘hug a husky’ phase pre-crisis. 1,010 more words


Coming down

The first month was good, familiar faces, the high from a pay check entering your bank account. The high and sub sequential low after spending said pay check.  195 more words