Germany

  • Trauma

    History does repeat itself, albeit in seemingly new iterations for those who choose to avoid the study of past events. The circumstances of prior actions are sometimes seemingly tedious in their playing out (or time of festering) due to the slow speed of communications in past times. Today, years...
  • Can we truly say that the spirit of Nuremberg is still alive?

    World War II was, and remains, a stain on humanity’s existence, but we are taught in school that we did learn two things from it.  First, wars of aggression are the highest of war crimes and those who perpetrate them will be held to account. Second, the mass slaughter...
  • Hypocritical and illegal acts against Venezuela

        The recent movements on the international and diplomatic scenes are jaw-dropping. 34 countries have recently ‘out of the blue’ decided to recognise speaker of the House Juan Guido as the interim president of Venezuela, shocking news to me as I was pretty sure that Maduro won the...
  • Jamaica not immune from the far right

    The past few years have seen a massive surge in support for far-right, crypto-fascist politicians and parties. Election results from India to The Philippines, from Germany to Italy and most notably the USA in 2016 have elevated candidates with reprehensible ideologies to the highest offices in their respective lands....
  • A toast to the trinity who may cause the system to implode

    Donald Trump is in the White House, Marine Le Pen almost secured power in France and Angela Merkel looks like she should take the German federal elections.  All in all, things are looking pretty crappy, and that has me extremely happy. Now, please don’t get it twisted. It’s not that...
  • WHICH ROAD WILL WE CHOOSE – AMERICA, CHINA OR GARVEY?

     The context of a crossroad is simply understood in terms of traffic, for if you come to a section where two roads meet (intersection) then there are four clear choices — go straight, go left, go right; or turn back. Secondly, at a T-junction the choice is to the...
  • THE WORLD IS LOOKING A BIT DARKER

    The world is a funny old place.  One hundred years ago a war was fought primarily in Western Europe to stop an imperial upstart (Germany) from becoming too powerful. Some 70-odd years ago, yet another war was fought (in almost exactly the same places) to stop the resurgent Germany...