Bread and circuses have always been a central aspect of ruling class hegemony and a means of keeping the masses in a soporific state
Lenin discusses these two topics in section four of chapter one of The State and Revolution (1917)
It has always been a secret ambition of mine to have a Bagatz ruling bearing my name
Captain Witold Pilecki was a Polish hero who, amongst many of his heroic deeds in World War II, volunteered to be captured and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp ("Auschwitz")
There have been many words spoken in Parliament in Spain about the new repressive anti-abortion law proposed by Rajoy's Partido Popular Government
This government let the farming lobby rip up the rulebook on soil protection - and now we are suffering the consequences, writes George Monbiot.
George Tait Edwards reviews "Princes of the Yen", the latest book written by Professor Richard Werner
The regime that Washington created in the South, the "good" Korea, was set up and run largely by those who had collaborated with Japan and America, writes John Pilger.
The International Brigades were hailed for bravery. But British citizens who fight in Syria are damned. If only they did it for the money, writes George Monbiot.
Bowe Bergdahl, US soldier captured by Taliban: A reflection on his words and time for prisoner exchangeFebruary 16, 2014 12:00 am Leave your thoughts
Carol Grayson reports on the status of Bowe Bergdahl, an American held prisoner by the Taliban since 2009, and provides a transcript of the unedited version of a video of Bowe which the Taliban recently released