Avoiding choice points

by on September 17, 2017

If you study the messaging of large US companies towards their customers it soon becomes apparent that one strategy they adopt is to avoid presenting [more…]

Guardian propaganda on Gaza

by on September 17, 2017

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s western-backed Palestine Authority, which is controlled by Fatah, fought a war with Hamas over Gaza in 2007, which led to Hamas taking [more…]

Squashing people…

by on August 4, 2017

This is a personal post by the editor of The New Observer.

I've just signed up for a 'permanent' job - something that millions of [more…]

Propaganda by stealth

by on August 3, 2017

Propaganda doesn't have to be full-on. It can be quite subtle. Here's an example from the Guardian - that amplifier for the State Department:

It appears [more…]

Local authority cover-ups

by on July 28, 2017

Something about UK local authorities - unable to grasp any notion of serving anyone's interest but their own - that is the interests of the [more…]

Child abuse in the name of Safeguarding

by on July 27, 2017

It has been a theme of this web site that Safeguarding is insincere. Its primary purpose is to protect officials from liabilities that arise from [more…]