Robin Cook’s 2003 resignation speech to parliament over Iraq

In the lead up to the war in Iraq in 2003 few MPs emerged with clean hands, much less credit. Robin Cook stands out as one who did.

Another MP who emerged with credit from the disaster of Iraq is George Galloway. The differences I have with George over Brexit do not prevent me from joining the call for his expulsion from the Labour Party over his principled and unfailing opposition to this cataclysmic war to be revoked and revoked immediately.

Justice demands nothing less.

Muhammad Ali’s remarkable tribute to the Attica Prison uprising

One of the most remarkable moments in the epic sweep of Ali’s life is this little known tribute to the men killed in the Attica Prison uprising of 1971. Ali recited a poem he had written in tribute to the event during an extended TV interview in Ireland in 1972 in the lead up to his fight against Al ‘Blue’ Lewis at Dublin’s Croke Park, which he won by TKO in the 11th round.

In the wake of his passing, a concerted attempt is being made to diminish Ali’s legacy as a political rebel who roard defiance against the racial oppression suffered by his people in America. Instead, he is being painted as a great but benign humanitarian, a man who preached a message of unity and love and

No greater distortion of the man’s life and legacy could there be than this. Watch and feast on the political consciousness of one of the most important figures of the 20th century.