NOTE: (( )) means the post is a draft, a "scribble". Expect incoherence.


2010

  • UK: Swinging Centrist Conservative - Cameron Clegg
  • USA:
  • WORLD: earthquake Haiti
  • ICONIC BP oil filling Gulf of Mexico - oil covered birds:
  • SPARK: Assange arrest - asylum in London Ecuador embassy
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:

2011

  • POP:
  • UK: AV Referendum - Society Stitch Up
  • USA: Hurricane Sandy, more school shootings, Flint MI water
  • WORLD: Libya overthrow Gadaffi, Libya failed state - Arab spring fails
  • ICONIC: Tsunami hits Japan - nuclear power station fucked - exclusionzone
  • SPARK:
  • Science: last Space Shuttle Atlantis landed
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP: Bin Laden shot - Obama watching

2012

  • UK: ┬áLondon Olympics
  • USA: Sandy Hook - NRA - guncrime polarizes
  • WORLD:
  • ICONIC: Putin reinaugurated in Russia - hypernormalisation
  • SPARK:
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP:

2013

  • UK:
  • USA:
  • WORLD:
  • ICONIC: Mandela death
  • SPARK: photo of African migrants phones glowing held up to catch Somalia signal on way thru Djbouti to Europe
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP:

2014

  • UK:
  • USA:
  • WORLD: Syrian civil war - ISIS the Iraq failed state Saudi funded US enabled bogey men
  • ICONIC: Migrants stuffed onto boats trying to get to Europe
  • SPARK:
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP: Oscars Ellen degeneres / Ferguson MO shooting riots

2015

  • UK: Tories In Command - Cameron
  • USA:
  • WORLD: Rohingya migrants boat overload pic to get food dropped by Thai military
  • ICONIC: Migrants in Greece overloading police cordons
  • SPARK: Rainbow White House - gay marriage
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP: Merkel and Obama photo in Bavarian Alps / washed up 2 year old on beach dead

2016

  • UK: Brexit
  • USA: Trump
  • WORLD: Bombed up Syria - Aleppo - migrant catalyst - German munificence - Rio Olympics
  • ICONIC: Hillary Clinton war haeking - Breaking Point billboard
  • SPARK: El Chapo arrested? Capernick taking a knee versus police brutality
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP: Oscar Pistorius / Zika babies

2017

  • UK:
  • USA: Evergreen Woke - Black Sociological Reparations
  • WORLD: Rohingya geonice in Burma - Aung San Suu Kyi (or whatever) / Grand Tour in Burma -- faked US photo of children chemical attack excuse to bomb Syria fake news
  • ICONIC: Puerto Rico hurricane Maria
  • SPARK: Garbage patches - Seahorse dragging cotton bud - oceanplastics
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP: white nationalists in Charlottesville - antifa in Portland

2018

  • UK:
  • USA: Trump at G7 photo Merkel & other leaders trying to get through to luddite Trump
  • WORLD: Greens 2 Fascists 1 / North and South Korean leaders shaking hands
  • ICONIC: Migrant caravans coming up from Central America - ICE - kids in cages - immigration
  • SPARK: Black guy and last white rhino dead
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP: Prince Harry / Meghan Markle wedding

2019

  • UK: Boris Crony Capitalist Cabal
  • USA: Tribal politics: Trump clapped Pelosi at state of the union. Bullshit pantomime.
  • WORLD: New Zealand mosque shooting - NZ PM
  • ICONIC: Assange arrested in London embassy / Notre Dame in flames
  • SPARK: Hong Kong protests versus China superstate (French yellow vests)
  • Science: Black Hole Sun
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP:

2020

  • UK:
  • USA:
  • WORLD:
  • ICONIC:
  • SPARK:
  • Science:
  • Tech:
  • Medical:
  • Creative:
  • POP:

Include as counterpoint to the international / national narratives:
Bilderberg who runs the world.
Chinese factory worker netting - Huawei workers sleeping under desk
Social scoring in China


Picking out a key event each year taking the UK / USA from the world of 2009 (Labour/Obama/financial crisis bankers in the sights) to the world of 2020 (Crony capitalist cabal Boris/Trump / UK vote against hope / Brexit / US out of Paris / SpaceX-Tesla / climate degrading / woke SJW whitewashing etc).