The bombing in Manchester this week was an especially horrific act of terrorism. 22 people were killed and dozens more were injured – many of whom were children or teenagers who were exiting an Ariana Grande concert. This week I examine some of the questions I have about this bombing, and outline a lot of relevant context that has so far been ignored by virtually all media coverage of the event. I explain why the default alternative view of terrorist attacks in the West – that they are in some way ‘blowback’ resulting from NATO foreign policy – is at best a misleading simplification. I round off by criticising Jeremy Corbyn’s latest speech for appearing to offer an alternative to the War on Terror while repeating the same prejudices and assumptions that underpin it.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
On of the best female singers from Hungary during the 80's. This dramatic synth-track is taken from her first solo LP. She was the front singer of the electro-new wave group Napoleon Boulevard.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Heavy italo disco from the very first year after Soviet collapse in early 90's. Sounds at least 7 years after it's time, but better late than never! The Russians are the ones who best manage the remains of the western 80's italo trend, and this is a good example of that. Actually there are still today loads of amazing italo disco produced in Russia.