Blog Posts - Imperialism



Things you can do for free in Berlin

The German capital was highlighted in recent years by promoting freedom that attracts investors and artists alike. Recently become one of the most interesting European destinations, Berlin offers many activities for tourists extremely cheap or free.
by We care about your travel on Jul 2, 2016

Let Them Drown - The Violence of Othering in a Warming World - Naomi Klein

Written by Naomi Klein and first published at the London Review of BooksEdward Said was no tree-hugger. Descended from traders, artisans and professionals, he once described himself as ‘an extreme case of an urban Palestinian whose relationship to...
by London Green Left on Jun 9, 2016

The conflict in Syria reaches its tipping point

In Ankara and Riyadh a decent night’s sleep must be hard to come by nowadays, what with the prospects of the Sunni state they’d envisaged being established across a huge swathe of Syria slipping away in the face of an offensive by Syrian gove...
by Socialist Unity on Feb 15, 2016

Naomi Klein Interview: Climate Change “Not Just About Things Getting Hotter…It’s About Things Getting Meaner”

Interviewed by Michael Winship and first published at Common DreamsIn a wide-ranging conversation, the journalist and climate activist discusses the recent Paris climate accords, the politics of global warming, climate change denial and env...
by London Green Left on Feb 5, 2016

Star Wars and the Death of American Cinema

Counterpunch ‘Star Wars’ is a simple story, simply told, of good versus evil, light versus darkness, and freedom versus tyranny. In other words it is the story of America’s struggle to preserve democracy and civilization in a world beset by ev...
by Socialist Unity on Dec 31, 2015

Updated: No support for bombing Syria at Barry Gardiner's meeting with constituents

Barry Gardiner with Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday's Climate MarchIn a 20 minute cogent presentation in a North Wembley church hall last night, Barry Gardiner set out his thinking on the Syria air strikes issue. He said that he was not a pacifist and that...
by wembleymatters on Nov 30, 2015

No support for bombing Syria at Barry Gardiner's meeting with constituents

Barry Gardiner with Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday's Climate MarchIn a 20 minute cogent presentation in a North Wembley church hall last night, Barry Gardiner set out his thinking on the Syria air strikes issue. He said that he was not a pacifist and that...
by wembleymatters on Nov 30, 2015

Corbyn is Right – Bombing Syria Will Not Improve Our Security or Destroy IS

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, told the House of Commons yesterday, that the Royal Air Force bombing of Islamic State (IS) in Syria will make the British public safer from attack here at home. On what basis he makes this claim, is far from clear...
by London Green Left on Nov 27, 2015

How to Deal with IS – Planes, Frigates and Nuclear Submarines?

The government announced in the strategic and security review yesterday, that spending on defence will be increased by £12bn to £178bn over the next decade. The bulk of this money will be spent on four new Trident nuclear submarines, 28 new fighter...
by London Green Left on Nov 24, 2015

The Paris Attacks and Paranoia

The shocking and horrific actions of Friday night in Paris, where people enjoying end of the working week entertainment in bars and restaurants or sporting and musical events, were slaughtered by terrorists, the ramifications are still sinking in. &n...
by London Green Left on Nov 15, 2015

Like a Virgin Bride (Ephesians 5:25-30)

The idea that the church is the bride of Christ is common in popular thinking, especially in hymns and songs. This is based on the common metaphor drawn from the Hebrew Bible that Israel is God’s bride. Beginning in Hosea, the prophets use the meta...
by Reading Acts on Nov 13, 2015

What are the Powers of this Age? (Ephesians 1:20)

Several times in Ephesians Paul mentions rulers and authorities, powers and dominions. Most commentators observe Paul has spiritual forces in view when he uses this kind of language. By the first century, Judaism had developed a complicated view of...
by Reading Acts on Nov 12, 2015

The Powers are Defeated (Ephesians 1:20-23)

After spending some time reading in the so-called anti-Imperial texts in Paul, I would suggest that Paul does in fact envision the eventual destruction of the Roman Empire.  But Paul does not encourage the sorts of anti-government protests and socia...
by Reading Acts on Nov 11, 2015

Is Ephesians “Anti-Imperial”?

I read an article by Denny Burk in JETS a few years ago which was a decent summary of anti-Imperial readings of Paul, although I think that he has lumped N. T. Wright along with Richard Horsely and Hal Taussig. To me, Wright is not doing the same sor...
by Reading Acts on Nov 10, 2015

Siegfried Sassoon – War and Remembrance in Poetry

Sassoon served as a lower level British officer on the Western front in World War 1, and was decorated for some astonishing acts of bravery during the conflict. He became increasingly disillusioned though at the conduct of the war and treatment of th...
by London Green Left on Nov 3, 2015

Chilcot Inquiry – We All Know What Happened in the Lead Up to the Iraq War

As reports in the media suggest that Sir John Chilcot will decline to set a timetable for publishing his reportafter almost six years, reports also say that the blame for the whole sorry saga will be spread around ministers at the time and members of...
by London Green Left on Aug 26, 2015

Labour is only Purging Likely Corbyn Supporters

News that Labour has barred over 3000 new supporters and members from its leadership election process appears to be highly selective. If you look ‘below the line’ on this Labour List post, you can read about at least one example of a Corbyn suppo...
by London Green Left on Aug 24, 2015

George Galloway speaking at Stop the War conference in London

The post George Galloway speaking at Stop the War conference in London appeared on Socialist Unity.
by Socialist Unity on Jun 17, 2015

A note on Syriza’s Central Committee meeting and the text presented by the Left Platform

Syriza’s Central Committee on 23/24 May, 44% in favour of of the text of the Left Platform calling for a rupture in the negotiations and for an alternative plan.At the central committee session which ended a few hours ago, the Left Platform submitt...
by London Green Left on Jun 1, 2015

Interview - Noam Chomsky: Why the Internet Hasn't Freed Our Minds -- Propaganda Continues to Dominate

The noted scholar offers his thoughts on the current media landscape in the era of the World Wide Web and Edward Snowden.Interviewed by Seung-yoon Lee and first published at AlternetThree decades ago, Professor Noam Chomsky, who is seen by some...
by London Green Left on May 25, 2015


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