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…

The Assange saga: Practicing Real Journalism Is Criminally Insane

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….