Last Friday’s decision by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel to authorise the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States is both deeply shameful and unsurprising. Her action paves the way for Assange to be tried under the 1917 Espionage Act, introduced by the US government shortly after entering World War I, with a sentence of 175 years if found →
In the terrifying opening to his 2020 novel, ‘The Ministry for the Future’, Kim Stanley Robinson depicts an intense heatwave in India. In an ‘ordinary town’ in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, people are →
As the US economist and media analyst Edward Herman rightly noted in the aftermath of the mass slaughter of the first Gulf War: ‘It is the function of defense intellectuals and other experts, and the →
When Chomsky, born in 1928, says 'censorship in the United States has reached such a level beyond anything in my lifetime', it's time to pay attention. This is someone who lived through the McCarthy/Cold War 'red scare'. The 'MSM' is massively worse than when we started in 2001.