Welcome to a post-oil chaos

My essay in Australian literary journal Overland last year discussed the energy crisis and denial in the West of dwindling resources. Hello, reality (from the Independent): The world is heading for a catastrophic energy crunch that could cripple a global economic recovery because most of the major oil fields in the world have passed their…

Freedom sings at the pump

Comedy gold from a deluded former Virginia governor: America is addicted to oil. What an elitist point of view. Americans are not addicted to oil. Americans are addicted to freedom — the freedom and liberty to move where and when we want. No, it’s perfectly healthy to be raping the energy reserves of the planet’s…

Pity the wealthy

What will the rich have to cope with next? Fuel prices have grounded an unexpected frequent-flyer: US hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. Combs complained about the “too high” price of fuel and pleaded for free oil from his “Saudi Arabia brothers and sisters” in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday.

Two faces of the Zionist lobby

Zionist indignation recently followed this news: The New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has condemned a Swiss-Iranian natural gas export deal, accusing Switzerland of financing terrorism. The Swiss foreign ministry for its part repeated that the agreement violates neither United Nations Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme or US laws. “As…