A non-partisan journal of the left.

About David Morgan

Based: London

Articles Written

US Presidential Election: who will win and who deserves to win?

by David Morgan

Mon 7th Nov 2016
It has been widely commented that the two main contenders in the US presidential race are both deeply flawed candidates, even that they are both unfit to hold high office... [read more]

Turkey, Coup Plots and Tinpot Tyrants

by David Morgan

Sat 16th Jul 2016
Reports of Erdogan supporters beheading soldiers in public, and film of screaming crowds stamping on the bodies of soldiers who were trying to surrender, expose the atavistic sentiments for revenge that the coup seems to have unleashed as a backlas... [read more]

The Neon Demon – a cult classic in the making

by David Morgan

Sat 16th Jul 2016
Breaking taboos is the big yawn of our modern commerce dominated culture so I hesitate to recommend a movie that seems, superficially at least, to be gratuitously designed to break as many taboos as is conceivably possible... [read more]
 

Looming Dangers

by David Morgan

Sat 2nd Jul 2016
Only by developing a set of radical and progressive alternative political solutions can Labour be able to challenge effectively this upsurge on the right... [read more]

A Question of Perspective

by David Morgan

Sat 7th May 2016
David Morgan explains why Tom Driberg’s book, “Guy Burgess: A Portrait with Background” is still well worth reading.... [read more]

An Incongruous UN Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul

by David Morgan

Tue 26th Apr 2016
President Erdogan should not have the honour of hosting the first ever United Nations World Humanitarian Summit... [read more]
 

A True Defence of European Ideals Demands Opposition to the Corrupted Power Alliance of the EU

by David Morgan

Sat 26th Mar 2016
Washington is eagerly awaiting the result of the British referendum on the European Union and is openly seeking to influence the vote... [read more]

The BBC – a flawed institution but worth preserving

by David Morgan

Sun 27th Dec 2015
The Tories must not be allowed to destroy the BBC. For all its flaws, it is well worth preserving... [read more]

End of year musings

by David Morgan

Sun 27th Dec 2015
A collection of poems written by David Morgan... [read more]
 

The Benn Speech

by David Morgan

Thu 24th Dec 2015
While lauding the courage of the Kurds in resisting ISIS “on the ground”, Benn studiously avoided mentioning that those doing most of the serious fighting are led by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)... [read more]

The Subversive Vision of Patricia Highsmith

by David Morgan

Tue 8th Dec 2015
The release of the film ‘Carol’, based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel, ‘The Price of Salt’, gives us an opportunity to enter into the subversive world of one of the 20th century’s greatest popular writers... [read more]

Cameron’s Strategic Defence and Security Review and the New Cold War

by David Morgan

Fri 4th Dec 2015
Every state that ever existed in world history has sought to justify its actions abroad by claiming that it is has the moral right and justice on its side... [read more]
 

Russia vs terrorism

by David Morgan

Thu 26th Nov 2015
This week the Russians became the latest victims of the accomplices of terrorism... [read more]

Jack Goody: An Appreciation

by David Morgan

Sun 20th Sep 2015
David Morgan writes an obituary for Jack Goody... [read more]

The Syrian Crisis is Part of a War Waged on Russia by the West

by David Morgan

Sun 13th Sep 2015
The roots of the current Syrian refugee crisis lie in the adoption of regime change as a key plank of US and NATO foreign policy... [read more]
 

Stop the War in East Ukraine

by David Morgan

Sun 3rd Aug 2014
Sweeping sanctions have been imposed by the European Union and the United States on Russia for its alleged involvement in East Ukraine.... [read more]

Brutal executions of Kurdish women activists in Paris - an attempt to derail the peace process that won’t succeed

by David Morgan

Sun 13th Jan 2013
David Morgan reports on the execution of three leading Kurdish activists in Paris... [read more]

Emily Wilding Davison Memorial Campaign Launched

by David Morgan

Tue 11th Dec 2012
A new campaign to honour the memory of the militant Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison on the 100th anniversary of her tragic death was launched on 29 November at the Firebox Café in King’s Cross. David Morgan reports ... [read more]
 

The Kurds and Human Rights

by David Morgan

Tue 4th Dec 2012
David Morgan asks what the Kurdish people have to celebrate as International Human Rights’ Day 2012 approaches... [read more]

Turkish PM Erdogan Must Respond to the Demands of the Kurdish Hunger Strikers

by David Morgan

Sat 27th Oct 2012
Hundreds of Kurdish prisoners are currently taking part in a hunger strike which they have declared will be indefinite, David Morgan reports... [read more]

Eric Hobsbawm – towering above his critics

by David Morgan

Sun 7th Oct 2012
Naturally there have been many glowing tributes to Eric Hobsbawm following his death at the age of 95, but there have also been some extremely ungenerous slights and grotesque attacks on his integrity as an individual and as an historian, writes David Morgan... [read more]
 

Eric Hobsbawm: A Tribute from the Socialist History Society

by David Morgan

Tue 2nd Oct 2012
On behalf of the Socialist History Society, David Morgan pays tribute to its Honorary President Eric Hobsbawm who passed away on the 1 October at the age of 95.... [read more]

Trials and Tribulations in Turkey

by David Morgan

Sun 30th Sep 2012
Turkey’s lamentable human rights record and its attempts to intimidate independent Kurdish organisations was the theme of an important seminar held on the 18 September in Garden Court Chambers, London. David Morgan reports.... [read more]

Turkey, the Kurdish Struggle and the New Middle East

by David Morgan

Fri 20th Jul 2012
Turkey, a NATO member, has historically been a key strategic ally of the West in the Cold War but the political situation inside the country is far from tolerant of opposition, writes David Morgan. ... [read more]
 

Girl Model

by David Morgan

Sat 14th Jul 2012
David Morgan brings to light a deeply worrying trend that exists within the Japanese modelling agency ... [read more]

Solidarity with Zarakolu and Ersanli

by David Morgan

Wed 4th Jul 2012
David Morgan reports on the trial of two public figures in Turkey charged with breaking the country’s dubious anti terror laws... [read more]

Marxist Historians Map Out an Agenda for Today

by David Morgan

Mon 12th Dec 2011
If the evidence of the successes of recent events is anything to go by, interest in the socialist approach to history is on the increase, which is probably no surprise given the turbulent and uncertain times in which we currently live, says David Morgan.... [read more]