Category Archives: Politics

How Different Countries View War

Andrei Martyanov (SmoothieX12 on Youtube) cites the movie Come and See when he explains in the second part of a post called Economics of Military Industrial Complexes in Russia and US how the Russians conceive of war and how the … Continue reading

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Romance at the Demo

It’s warm but not quite hot. Under the blue, in our anoraks We are lining up to surround Westminster Bringing with us our hands. Yai, my friend from Thailand, Only a year or two younger than I am, takes a … Continue reading

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Two Versions of Truth

Here is Patrick Lancaster reporting and here is the BBC Within hours of each other, covering the same event. The door to door voting is for convenience and safety, not for intimidation. Why is the BBC so partial? The news … Continue reading

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‘Envelopes’ – published by The High Window

I am very pleased indeed that this poem has been published in The High Window. Thanks to the editor David Cooke for all the final sleuthing that it needed. https://thehighwindowpress.com/2022/08/15/anthony-howell-envelopes/ Here is a video of Lombardi at work and discussing … Continue reading

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Operation Violet Oak

Here is my review of Operation Violet Oak in the Fortnightly Review.

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Martyrdom

Saint Catherine of Alexandria by Caravaggio My article on martyrdom down the ages – and reflections on Ukraine – published here by The Fortnightly Review. And here is my poem for Shireen Abu Akleh, a martryr in my time. More … Continue reading

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Shireen

x You journos, you’re poets on active duty, For you can get disappeared, positively aimed at, Even with PRESS writ all over you. Maybe even because…. Today you’re Al-Jazeera, tomorrow Some scruffy independent. x And then you have your caricatures … Continue reading

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EXISTENTIAL BANALITY

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Birthday Poem

We are gathered outside the magistrates’ court To witness justice wither away. Barristers with black sling-bags and grey Drainpipe suits slink inside past officials today As we listen to the Grim Reaper Analyse the truth’s ignominious departure. Big lorries blare … Continue reading

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A Staged Ukraine?

I found this perception @Robert-Self I thought it made two stunning points to consider. Also this was what Kim Iverson found.

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