British ‘Watchdog’ Journalists Unmasked as Lap Dogs for the Security State

British ‘Watchdog’ Journalists Unmasked as Lap Dogs for the Security State

Events of the past few days suggest British journalism – the so-called Fourth Estate – is not what it purports to be: a watchdog monitoring the centers of state power. It is quite the opposite. The pretensions of the establishment media took a severe battering this month as the defamation trial of Guardian columnist Carole…

The CIA, Empty Assurances and Assange’s Defence

The CIA, Empty Assurances and Assange’s Defence

The second day of appellate proceedings by the United States against Julian Assange saw the defence make their case against the overturning of District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser’s January ruling.  Any extradition to the US, she concluded, would be so oppressive to the publisher as to render it unjust under UK extradition law.  Before the…

CIA Plot to Murder Assange Is Open Season on Independent Journalism

CIA Plot to Murder Assange Is Open Season on Independent Journalism

A report that the CIA was plotting to murder or kidnap Julian Assange is credible and it should not be in the least bit surprising that the agency sometimes known as Murder Inc would stoop to such criminality. The CIA has for decades since its formation in 1947 involved itself in assassinating foreign political leaders…

The Empire Depends on Psychological Compartmentalization

The Empire Depends on Psychological Compartmentalization

Listen to a reading of this article: ❖ Britain’s High Court has granted the US government limited permission to appeal its extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, meaning that the acclaimed journalist will continue to languish in prison for exposing US war crimes while the appeals process plays out. If the western media were what…