Biden Continues Trump’s War On The Press
Opinion

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
Opinion

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….

Assange Wins. The Cost: Press Freedom Is Crushed, and Dissent Labelled Mental Illness
Opinion

Assange Wins. The Cost: Press Freedom Is Crushed, and Dissent Labelled Mental Illness

The unexpected decision by Judge Vanessa Baraitser to deny a US demand to extradite Julian Assange, foiling efforts to send him to a US super-max jail for the rest of his life, is a welcome legal victory, but one swamped by larger lessons that should disturb us deeply. Those who campaigned so vigorously to keep…

Let’s Be Absolutely Clear What’s at Stake in the Assange Case
Opinion

Let’s Be Absolutely Clear What’s at Stake in the Assange Case

When it comes to human behavior, things only change for the better when there is a lucid and unobstructed perception of what’s going on. Self-destructive behavior patterns only go away when there’s a lucid and unobstructed perception of the previously unconscious psychological dynamics which were driving them. Victims of abuse only end their abusive relationships…