The Haunted Oak – Protest Poem By Paul Dunbar

This piece of verse tackles the subject of lynchings in the southern states of the USA. It’s a tough topic and ably portrayed in this short poem.   The Haunted Oak Pray why are you so bare, so bare,    Oh, bough of the old oak-tree; And why, when I go through the shade you throw, […]

Israel’s Nuremburg Laws – A Comparison

The Naziesque policies of the rogue state of Israel have been well documented at this time. Many justifiable comparisons have been made to Apartheid South Africa, which was a strong ally of the Zionist state. Of course, there has also been mention of the true precursors of Israel, Nazi Germany. As much as the Jewish […]

USA Is Most Socially Unjust Western Nation – UN Report

This look at the recent report from the UN is shocking in its conclusions. To think that the US is the most imbalanced western nation will come as no surprise to many. However, when the UN publishes a report to state this, just after the US pull out of the UN Human Rights Council, is […]

Zionism, Manifest Destiny And Lebensraum

Originally posted on Rebel Voice:
Those familiar with the crisis in Palestine will understand how current moves being made by Israel to annex all of Palestine are reminiscent of previous colonial projects across the globe. Here, Rebel Voice looks at the parallels between some of the most relevant supremacist ideologies to our time. Manifest Destiny…

Empire Files – Abby Martin

In this episode, Abby Martin speaks with Dr. Gerald Horne who is the Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. They discuss the history of racism in the USA and the impact of Trump’s pronouncements today. – If you care, give it a share –

Crusader’s Cross – Jame Lee Burke Thriller

Crusader’s Cross   by James Lee Burke The romance is on again. Rebel Voice and James Lee have renewed their tempestuous relationship but on a day by day basis. If Jamesy starts to act the bollox, then he’s getting the chop. Dave Robicheaux is again to the fore in this installment, book 14 in the popular […]

Cadillac Jukebox

Cadillac Jukebox   by James Lee Burke This is number 9 in the Detective Dave Robicheaux series and was first published way back in 1996 (some of you may not have been born then). It’s one more in Rebel Voice‘s ongoing Burke binge. In this installment, Robicheaux finds himself in a mess as Louisiana’s racist past […]

In The Electric Mist With The Confederate Dead

In The Electric Mist With The Confederate Dead   by James Lee Burke This author should get a Nobel prize for literature on the basis of his book titles alone. Added to this one we have such notable names as Black Cherry Blues, A Stained White Radiance and Jolie Blon’s Bounce which has been reviewed by […]

Jolie Blon’s Bounce

Jolie Blon’s Bounce   by James Lee Burke This novel, set in Louisiana, is yet another gem in the Dave Robicheaux series. In this story, we find Dave on the trail of the rapist/murderers of a young woman in New Iberia. The main suspect is defended by a sex-mad lawyer from a major plantation family […]

Lightening Men

Lightening Men   by Thomas Mullen This is Mullen’s fifth novel, and a real beauty. Set in 1950’s Atlanta, it deals with the violent racism that permeated the entire society, and is very relevant today as neo-Nazism and white supremacism rear their ugly heads in the most public way in the USA. There are a […]

The Reason You’re Alive

The Reason You’re Alive   by Matthew Quick This gem of a novel came out of nowhere and landed on my desk, and I’m glad. Vietnam War veteran, David Granger is 68 and has just had his twin removed from his brain, literally. Poor David was said to have absorbed his unfortunate sibling and no one […]

Unionists And Nazis Together Again

You would be forgiven for thinking that Stephen Hawking introduces this short video. However, the tiny village of Feeny has been included on the map of the OSC, so perhaps Hawking is now resident in the Sperrins…