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I want to wish all my readers a peaceful and progressive New Year.
¡A luta continua!
27 November 2012 — williambowles.info
I decided to update this a little largely because I’ve had some responses to it that have made me think a little more about why I find it so difficult to put (virtual) pen to (virtual) paper (though I actually do a lot of my initial writing in my ever-present notebook). One reader wrote to me, in part: Continue reading this...
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26 August 2012 — williambowles.info
The African National Congress (ANC) won a resounding victory in South Africa‘s first democratic election in 1994 with a host of promises that it would improve the lives of the Black majority (85% of the population). And whilst there have been gains in some areas, overall, most Black South Africans are materially worse off now than they were under Apartheid.
The Boiling Frogs Presents class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>William Bowles
class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>William Bowles joins us to discuss the latest on Syria, the massive class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>propaganda campaign that has been unleashed on the Western public, and the real motives behind a rapacious imperial power in supporting, encouraging and arming groups like the FSA and the Syrian National Council to wage war on the government. Mr. Bowles makes the important distinction between armed insurrection and a popular revolution, and talks about the West’s ‘class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Human Rights’ being a malleable notion utilized as a political and ideological weapon to be applied most selectively and discriminately- according to which ‘side’ the government of any particular country happens to be on, and the phenomenon of the ‘Red Tops’, all written and run by well paid, university trained media professionals who have learned how to communicate their master’s message to its target audience- the working class.
7 March 2012 — williambowles.info
Ynet Op-ed: Zionism will only cease being demonized when West stops to demonise colonialism [sic]
If I didn’t know any better I’d think the following Op-ed piece from the rightwing Israeli news source Ynet was another Yes Men spoof but it’s for real. I decided finally to publish the opinion in its entirety (if in a somewhat fragmented form) for it reveals the insane irrationality that underpins Zionism as the only ‘defender of the Jewish people’ (aside that is from its benefactor the US).
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7 March 2012 — williambowles.info
Frankly, it’s not easy defending the Ba’ath regime in Syria, after all not so long ago the Communist Party in Syria and other left groups were suppressed by the ruling Ba’ath Party, its members thrown in jail and even killed. But I make no apology for defending the Assad regime’s right to independence and to resist foreign subversion and an attempted takeover by the Empire under the guise of the ‘Responsibility to Protect’.
29 February 2012 — williambowles.info
A fellow writer tells me that she feels overwhelmed by class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>events and I feel the same way. An awful sense of deja vu that we have as much chance of stopping the march to total war as they had in the 1930s. Except that this time it will not be us citizens of Empire who are on the receiving end of Western industrial-scale murder and pillage. The world’s first colonial world war, with the haves pitted against the have-nots. As I have remarked before, without a non-capitalist alternative to not only reign in some of the ‘excesses’ of capitalism but also curtail its relentless expansion, the world is essentially defenceless.
23 February 2012 — Strategic Culture Foundation
The Sheep Look Up, John Brunner‘s remarkably prescient ‘science fiction’ novel, first published in 1972 concerns the destruction of the entire environment in the US and the rise of a ‘corporately sponsored government’ leading to the eventual total breakdown of US society. Continue reading this...
The sheep look down By William Bowles « Dandelion Salad, InI, and Julian Jackson are discussing. Toggle Comments
17 February 2012 — – williambowles.info
Every time I read a BBC news piece about events in Syria it invariably includes the following phrase (emphasized):
“Troops are shelling intensively parts of the Syrian city of Homs, activists say, a day after the UN General Assembly called for an end to violence.” — ‘Syrian city shelled after UN vote’, BBC News, 17 February 2012
15 February 2012 — williambowles.info
Prequel: I’m going to write a longer piece on this issue, not Ali per se but on the entire ‘orientalism’ approach that saturates all of us, left and right.
All quotes from, ‘Assad must go to save Syria from intervention’, RT 15 February 2012
Today, I see that the well known ‘revolutionary’ Tariq Ali is telling that,
“He [Assad] has to be pushed out,” Tariq Ali insists, for which “the Syrian people are doing their best”.
Fazal Rahman, Tariq Ali says Assad has to go: I’m depressed – no, I’m outraged By William Bowles « Dandelion Salad, Todd Millions, and 2 others are discussing. Toggle Comments
3 February 2012
A word (or two) with my readers
I’m not sure how many of you are aware of what it takes to keep this site bumping along, as aside from trying to write on a regular basis, I also try to keep the digests as well as third party articles uptodate as well. Continue reading this...
27 January 2012 — williambowles.info
PM Cameron’s call for a “moral capitalism” would be laughable if it weren’t so tragic and hypocritical. After all, hasn’t it been capitalism’s alleged occupation of the ‘moral high ground’, what they now choose to call ‘humanitarian intervention’ that has been used as a justification for mass murder and genocide? But plainly the millions killed and the countries decimated don’t fall under Cameron’s definition of what is and isn’t ‘moral’. Clearly, it’s for ‘local consumption’ only.
InI, Charles Ware, and Moral capitalism? What an insult to our intelligence! By William Bowles « Dandelion Salad are discussing. Toggle Comments
18 April 2003 — williambowles.info
[I've just moved this over to the WordPress blog and on re-reading it, I think it's worth recycling even if it is nine years old, especially in light of subsequent events. WB 22 January 2012]
‘Mr Chalabi and his movement are failures and are not even qualified to run a grocery shop’. — Qatari newspaper Al-Watan.
19 January 2012 — williambowles.info
There are more young people of working age out of work than at any time in recorded British history according to the latest government figures.
I started the current version of my online presence as it were in March of 2003 and have managed somehow to continue writing ever since, though I’ve had my share of blank spots along the way.