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The Terrifying Parallels Between Trump and Erdogan

by PATRICK COCKBURN

JANUARY 16, 2017

Photo by Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0

As Donald Trump prepares for his inauguration, he is struggling with opposition from the US media, intelligence agencies, government apparatus, parts of the Republican Party and a significant portion of the American population. 1,184 more words

USA

Land of Liberty - or land of war criminals?

You be the judge.

Beginning in 1980, we have seen a dramatic shift away from Godliness in the white house, to ugly, covert war criminal activity. 221 more words

True Patriots

The Left is Blind...

…to anything outside of their silo.  And, I don’t mean colorblind.  The left is anything but colorblind.

It has been said that the media, the pollsters, and the political left were shocked by the U.S. 139 more words

Politics

Interstitial 46: Bare Barberry

I enjoyed watching the bare barberry (sounds like a name for a distillery) branches light up in reddish brown tones when the sunlight shone through the trees. 34 more words

Photography

Walk the Talk to Sydney's State Library.

recap.

After arrival by train we undertook a walk to the Library to deposit ten books as part of two literary competitions. We passed the first of the sky scrapers and after overcoming intestinal hiccups, the walk resumed with renewed vigour. 866 more words

Gerard Oosterman

My Queanbeyan journey (3) : I have decided, no more sadness

The first two stories were written with the anger and the sadness of the moment. I still feel it as, even before I came, this city was imprinted inside my heart and my life in general. 699 more words

Oceania