Those who looked the other way

10 Jun

“Those who looked the other way, because they disliked Julian Assange, when the Department of Justice indicted him on a legal theory – that publishing clear public interest journalism could constitute multiple Espionage Act violations – should reconsider where that … Read More »

A People’s HQ for Covid-19

30 Apr

The financial resources government has made available for a pause in economic life show the viability of non-capitalist economic planning. But as in 2008, such largesse will come at huge cost to ordinary people unless the labour movement can show … Read More »

Subsidising large families

25 Apr

On the whole I eschew sarcasm in my writing. Less because it’s said to be the lowest form of wit; more because of the dangers of being taken at face value. Then again, never say never. This is an extract … Read More »

My April reads

25 Apr

This post also features on Off-Guardian For weeks my political focus has narrowed almost exclusively to Covid-19. It’s not that I haven’t noted other things. Increased Washington bellicosity over China, Iran and Venezuela has been hard to ignore, likewise the … Read More »

Murray on Assange: Beyond Words

8 Apr

See also Craig Murray’s four daily court reports from Belmarsh, beginning here. Today he writes: Yesterday Mark Sommers QC, the extremely erudite and bookish second counsel for Julian Assange in his extradition hearing, trembled with anger in court. Magistrate Vanessa … Read More »