Why Internet freedom is sacred-About an amazing press release from the U.S. State Dept.
- MK Bhadrakumar
The innocuous-sounding press release Friday by the State Department in Washington on the ‘Sentencing of Nabeel Rajab’ came as a surprise. It seemed the US broke its stony silence, finally, to condemn the appalling human rights record ...
A timely reminder to freedom fighters everywhere
- Jacob Appelbaum
@ioerror (Jacob Appelbaum) gave this speech on Twitter on August 18th 2012. It is part reminder, part plea and part instruction manual for freedom fighters everywhere.
One of the most inspiring things about Julian is that he knew the risks & took ...
"US war on whistleblowers must end": Speech from the Ecuador Embassy in London
- Julian Assange ДЖУЛИАН АССАНЖ جوليان ٱسانج
Julian Assange made his first public appearance in two months, ever since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Addressing the hundreds of people gathered outside the embassy, Assange thanked them for their support, claiming it was their ...
6 Things You Should Know About the $21 Trillion the World's Richest People Are Hiding In Tax Shelters
- Sarah Jaffe
$21 trillion. That's how much the world's richest people are hiding in offshore tax havens worldwide. Or it may be more, as much as $32 trillion—the real amount is, of course, almost impossible to track.
While governments slash spending ...
Ecuador President Rafael “We Are Not A Colony” Correa Stands Up To The Jackbooted British Gestapo
- Paul Craig Roberts
A coward dies many deaths; a brave man dies but once.
The once proud British government, now reduced to Washington’s servile whore, put on its Gestapo Jackboots and declared that if the Ecuadorean Embassy in London did not hand over ...
The Greatest Show on Earth
- Uri Avnery אורי אבנרי
TO SUM up the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in one word: kitsch.
To sum up the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in two words: wonderful kitsch.
HONEST DISCLOSURE: I am an Anglophile.
At the age of 15 I started working for an Oxford-educated ...
Destroying the Commons: How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta
- Noam Chomsky
This column is adapted from an address by Noam Chomsky on June 19 at the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, as part of its 600th anniversary celebration.
Down the road only a few generations, the millennium of Magna Carta, one of ...
Why Iran Should Get the Bomb
- Kenneth Neal Waltz کنث. ن. والتز
The past several months have witnessed a heated debate over the best way for the United States and Israel to respond to Iran’s nuclear activities. As the argument has raged, the United States has tightened its already robust sanctions regime against ...
It's Not Libor Stupid, Central Banks Are The Problem
- Shah Gilani
The Libor scandal is about to get a whole lot worse.
And that's the good news...
Not only are at least 20 more big banks under investigation as part of a massive fraud to manipulate interbank lending rates that affect some $800 trillion in loans ...
Ecology and Feminism: A summary of an “ecofeminist worldview”
- Marijke Colle
Ecofeminism developed in the 1980’s in the context of a growing green movement and of large anti-war and anti-nuclear missiles mobilisations. The ‘worldview’ of ecofeminists resonates today with the fights of indigenous people ...