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confusing realities (a sound of thunder)

Good morning.
I am in Baghdad. It is one o’clock in the morning here.
The weather is fine. Except for the bombing.

Radio interview with a resident of Baghdad, 25 March, 2003… 154 more words


Ben Fountain: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2012) Literature and War Readalong September 2016

Luckily Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk was one of my readalong titles or I might have given up after fifty pages. I found it hard to get into but once I passed the fifty page mark, I was so engrossed, I could hardly put it down. 1,513 more words


From Blair to INDYREF 2

Today I have a wry smile on my face: how many people can’t see what is happening right in front of them for gleefully waiting to see Tony Blair get ‘impeached’ by parliament. 726 more words

The Fall of New Labour: Part 1

Is it not remarkable how easily people (and I include myself) in the past could be manipulated by the media? I would include politicians along with the media, however on reflection, it would not be justified. 595 more words

Speaking Of Dictators

It’s no secret that Donald Trump loves dictators. He’s a Putin praisin’ motherfucker and yesterday he batted his beady, rat-like eyes at a dead dictator. You know, … 828 more words

Sami Rasouli on Iraq (Video)

 Sami Rasouli, Iraqi American, formerly a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, now a resident of Najaf, Iraq, discusses some of the current issues in Iraq.

Bill Sorem… 126 more words