My September reads

27 Sep

Some folks – I’m tempted to call them psychological sectarians, more interested in ‘othering’ those outside their cosy club than effecting change in this Vale of Tears – will slam me for this, but all three of my picks this … Read More »

The Assange Hearing is a travesty!

22 Sep

On November 27, 2018 the Guardian published a “bombshell”, swiftly taken up by other of the world’s media. Authors Luke Harding and Dan Collyns alleged that President Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort, convicted three months earlier on eight counts of … Read More »

Clive Stafford Smith on Wikileaks

10 Sep

I was fifteen when I took from the library, and devoured in two days, Ludovic Kennedy’s 10 Rillington Place. (It was later made into a film with Richard Attenborough as murderer John Reginald Christie). Christie’s crimes against women were sickening, … Read More »

The Economist on Huawei

19 Aug

People mocking Trump don’t see the system which produced him – Arundhati Roy Establishment narrative managers know how to manipulate public perception without being obvious, and understand that an incompetent steward of empire can snap people out of their trance. … Read More »