Tag Archives: Cornel West

Obama’s pathetic legacy

Even before Barack Obama is half way through his second term you can tell how woeful his legacy will be. Thomas Frank in Salon has written a cutting piece Right-wing obstruction could have been fought: An ineffective and gutless presidency’s legacy is a failure mocking the likely highlights of the Obama Presidential Library. The task […]

Glenn Greenwald – One Journalist holding those in power to account

I have highlighted the work of Glenn Greenwald before. A former New York attorney he now writes for a number of online and traditional news organisations, most prominently The Guardian newspaper in Britain. He has been at the forefront of the Edward Snowden/NSA revelations, one of the few to interview Snowden in person and responsible […]

Obama dishonours Martin Luther King

Barack Obama is a fine orator. Remember his speeches on “change” before the 2008 election, the ones that gave not only Americans but people worldwide the hope¬†that there would be change to the status quo that bought us the GFC and the Iraq war? Turns out his promises are as empty and cynical as those […]

Obama vs Romney. Is there a difference?

With the US Presidential election only a few weeks away, Mitt Romney¬†has just put his foot in his gaff prone mouth again, firmly cementing the belief that this private equity corporate raider acts only in the interest of the 1%. But is Obama any different? It would be fair to say many 2008 supporters have […]