On the 6th of February Tucker Carlson recorded a two-hour interview with President Putin in The Kremlin, which was subsequently made available for streaming on the 8th. (1)
A song for Valentine’s Day.
In 2019 my good friend and co band leader Mr Grimly sampled a female vocalist singing ‘Let love shine’ and ‘We are beautiful.’
The rest is mystery.
I had determined not to blog about the Israeli / Palestinian crisis mainly, it has to be said, due to time constraints and the knowledge that this was complicated and would require careful research and thoughtful analysis. But once a writer always a writer! In trying to make sense of what is going on in the current conflict I found myself wondering how I might go about writing about it ………..
A few weeks ago I was searching for an interview with RFK junior as I had heard that his views on the causes and course of the war in Ukraine were quite extraordinary for a mainstream politician. He is seeking the nomination of the Democratic Party to run for US president in the 2024 election and is currently polling at about 15% – nowhere near enough to give him any realistic chance of gaining the nomination – but not to be sneezed at either.
Maybe at the Annual NATO summit 11 – 12 July 2023?
I haven’t posted on the war in Ukraine for some time, partially it has to be admitted, through lack of time (this is a serious matter and writing about it should be a careful and well thought out enterprise), but essentially because I no longer know where to start.
On Sunday 26th February the Stop the War coalition issued a statement which included:
‘Yesterday, thousands of people marched through central London demanding an end to the war in Ukraine.
Demonstrators called for immediate peace talks to avert the growing threat of nuclear war. The crowds called on Sunak and co to push for diplomatic solutions to the war and stop escalating the conflict by supplying billions of pounds worth of weapons.
With so much pro-war propaganda currently going the rounds and so few voices for peace in our parliament, it’s vital that the anti-war movement stands up to be counted.’
I have never used this blogsite to promote political action, but will make an exception for war.
I don’t support Stop the War’s false equivalence between the actions of Russia and those of the US and NATO, but it is one of few platforms with anything like a public audience for views critical of the latter’s involvement.
This demonstration is a rare opportunity to publicly dissent from what is being done in our name – and would be a good one to support I think.