Social justice blog
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v69tc-107f7be Why recent events have confirmed my views on the importance of violence to the Black Lives Matter movement.
How can a group of citizens who have been part of America since its inception STILL be asking for something fundamental to all citizens, a fair deal? They are asking for the basic concept of the founding of the American democracy, the right to life. Happiness? … that can come later. The United States was built upon the “Right of the People to alter or to abolish….” destructive governments… “and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness”.
On Sunday 8th August 2020 the former Soviet Republic of Belarus went to the polls for the sixth time since the 1994 founding of the Belarussian constitution. The vote was to decide the next president of the small landlocked nation, wedged between Russia, Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine. As with the previous five elections, the … Continue reading Understanding Russian Anxiety in the context of the protests in Belarus.
Eduardo Galeano Football and how American Football has shattered the American Dream for young black hopefuls
Fleas dream of buying themselves a dog, and nobodies dream of escaping poverty: that, one magical day, good luck will suddenly rain down on them – will rain down in buckets. But good luck doesn’t’t rain down, yesterday, today, tomorrow or ever. Good luck doesn’t’t even fall in a fine drizzle, no matter how hard … Continue reading Eduardo Galeano Football and how American Football has shattered the American Dream for young black hopefuls
Hi, I’m Mike, and welcome to my blog. I am a teacher with a number of years experience teaching International Relations and Politics as well as business and other humanities. I have a degree in War studies and History and a Masters in International Relations. My Blog will be an eclectic mix of social justice rants and political pieces which will predominantly be on: Russia, Terrorism and the permissibility of violence.
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