Prol 19: August 2007
Gordon Brown – Tweedledee’s turn
Gordon Brown has taken over the helm from Tony Blair. It was a long time coming and the waiting produced a lot of hot air and speculation in the bourgeois media and from the self-styled left. Now there is much excitement, comment and prediction about what the new leader will make of things.
Israel stares into the abyss
The release of captive newsman Alan Johnston through the good offices of Hamas was a propaganda disaster for Tel Aviv, Washington and London. Weeks of painstaking lies, painting the June events in Gaza as a ‘fundamentalist coup’ against ‘moderate’ elements in Fatah, were left in tatters by Johnston’s own candid account.