Biden Continues Trump’s War On The Press
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Biden Continues Trump’s War On The Press

Just one day after a coalition of prominent civil rights groups made headlines with a letter urging the Biden administration to drop efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States on espionage charges, the Biden administration has announced its intention to continue those efforts. “Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi on Tuesday said the…

The Assange saga: Practicing Real Journalism Is Criminally Insane
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The Assange saga: Practicing Real Journalism Is Criminally Insane

Synchronicity is definitely fond of mirror wonderwalls. The Julian Assange saga seemed to have entered a new chapter as he was, in thesis, on his way to – conditional – freedom this past Monday, only one day after the first anniversary of the start of the Raging Twenties: the assassination of Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani….

Fisk had Independence of Mind – Which Is Why He Angered Governments
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Fisk had Independence of Mind – Which Is Why He Angered Governments

Robert Fisk and I often used to discuss the merits and demerits of responding in print to personal attacks on us filled with provable falsehoods. The temptation to refute such falsehood is hard to resist, but we recognised that therein lies a trap because even the most persuasive refutation of a gross lie necessitates repeating…

Thought Control American Style: The Social Justice Warriors Will Destroy Our Basic Freedoms
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Thought Control American Style: The Social Justice Warriors Will Destroy Our Basic Freedoms

Once upon a time it was possible to rely on much of the mainstream media to report on developments more or less objectively, relegating opinion pieces to the editorial page. But that was a long time ago. I remember moving to Washington back in 1976 after many years of New York Times and International Herald…

Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Hezbollah, Iran and China?
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Why Is the British Press Sexing Up Stories on Hezbollah, Iran and China?

The British press seem to be doing a rancorous business of late of fabricating stories about Iran, Hezbollah and China. It’s almost as though these subjects are fair game for the old newsroom saying, once repeated often by hacks at the Daily Express in the 80s “make it sing, make it dance, but above all,…

How Corporate Tyranny Works
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How Corporate Tyranny Works

The persecution of the attorney Steven Donziger is a grim illustration of what happens when we confront the real centers of power, masked and unacknowledged by the divisive cant from the Trump White House or the sentimental drivel of the Democratic Party. Those, like Donziger, who name and fight the corporate control of our society…