“There is a kind of eerie silence around the Julian Assange case”: John Pilger
- Dennis J. Bernstein
Julian Assange remains cut off from the world in Ecuador’s London embassy, shut off from friends, relatives and thousands of supporters, leaving him unable to do his crucial work, as John Pilger discusses with Dennis J. Bernstein.
In a recent ...
The corporate media’s world of illusions
- Jonathan Cook جونثان كوك
For several years now, I have been writing these regular blog posts with one end in mind: to help open a door for readers and encourage them to step through. I select issues, usually those that dominate western media coverage and represent a consensus ...
The Russian V-Day story (or the history of World War II not often heard in the West)
- Michael Jabara Carley
Every May 9th the Russian Federation celebrates its most important national holiday, Victory Day, den’ pobedy. During the early hours of that day in 1945 Marshal Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, commander of the 1st Belorussian Front, ...
Edward Snowden: 'The people are still powerless, but now they're aware'
- Ewen MacAskill - Alex Hern
Five years after historic NSA leaks, whistleblower tells the Guardian he has no regrets
Edward Snowden remains in exile in Russia. Photograph: Lindsay Mills
Edward Snowden has no regrets five years on from leaking the biggest cache of top-secret ...
Why Antonio Gramsci is the Marxist thinker for our times
- George Eaton
The late Italian philosopher's concept of hegemony was startlingly prescient.
At the trial of Antonio Gramsci in 1928, the prosecutor declared: “We must stop this brain from working for 20 years.” Gramsci, the former ...
From Marx to marxism: histories of an idea
An interview with Gregory Claeys
- Ophélie Siméon
Two hundred years after Karl Marx’s birth, Gregory Claeys takes a new look at the thinker’s intellectual formation, wide-ranging posterity and continued relevance in the 21st century.
Gregory Claeys is ...
‘Shut Up, Satan’: Rome Course Teaches Exorcism, Even by Cellphone
- Jason Horowitz
ROME — Andrés Cárdenas sat in the back of the auditorium, opened his folder and took careful notes as a Catholic cardinal with decades of experience casting demons out of possessed bodies gave a master class on how to yell at ...
Marx 200 – a new book
- Michael Roberts
My new book is ready. Called Marx 200 – a review of Marx’s economics 200 years after his birth, it is published by Lulu and is now available on Lulu’s site.
With the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birthday on 5 May, I ...
Rim Banna and the cultural war Palestinians must win
- Ramzy Baroud رمزي بارود
Rim Banna passed away at the age of 51. Her death on March 24, after a decade-long battle with cancer, brought grief to Palestinians everywhere.
Rim, a Palestinian Christian from Nazareth, united the Palestinian people across political and geographic ...
The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story
Review of Ramzy Baroud’s new book
- Ramona Wadi
To impart narratives of displacement, it is important to listen to the echoes of such trajectories. Ramzy Baroud’s latest book, The Last Earth: a Palestinian story, propels this dimension immediately to the fore. The reader takes a step back to ...