Bloggers like me are prone to self doubt. Not, I hasten to add, in respect of what we say of the state we’re in, summarised in my open letter on China. There’s too much evidence for there to be any … Read More »
In an opinion piece last month, Hu Xijin, editor of China’s English language daily, Global Times, wrote that: The risk of a China-US military confrontation has increased, and mutual trust dropped to almost zero. If the wind blows the door … Read More »
In June last year the Australian not-for-profit, Critical Social Work Publishing House, ran a piece by Milton James: 1989 Tiananmen Square “Student Massacre” was a hoax. This was flagged as a thirty-four minute read. I don’t like that ‘hoax’ descriptor. … Read More »
Free Julian Assange!
From Caitlin Johnstone’s blog yesterday. The correct response to someone who supports going to war if China attacks Taiwan is “Are you enlisted?” The correct response when they say “no” is “Then shut the fuck up.” The decision to go … Read More »
Click on image to see post and comments Commenting on the post, Farhad Farzaneh cites this from the Yahoo article: The pair, whose work has angered the rulers of Russia and the Philippines, were commended for ‘their courageous fight for freedom … Read More »
Image from The Guardian, October 3 Here’s how the Guardian opened its coverage of the Pandora Papers. Whose face is the most instantly recognisable? Whose, and by a hefty margin, the largest? You wouldn’t know it from this pictorial smear but … Read More »
David Leonhardt, New York Times, September 27, 2021 The messianic certainty I detect on all sides of the Covid conversation is dismaying. People with no obvious qualification to do so are not only sounding off in FB echo chambers as … Read More »