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Salami tactics – the end of Democracy

Last year, on a newspaper comment thread, someone called me a ‘nitwit’ because I said that civil liberties in the UK and USA are starting to resemble those found in places like China and North Korea. I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Habeas Corpus, what’s that?

Last year, US District Judge Katherine Forrest made a final ruling that Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – which allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial – was unconstitutional and therefore unlawful. Government … Continue reading

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Rule, Britannia

Yesterday, David Miranda, a Brazilian citizen, was detained for nine hours at Heathrow Airport while transiting from Berlin to Rio de Janeiro. Miranda is the partner of Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who’s breaking the Edward Snowden stories. It seems certain … Continue reading

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Smears, censorship and bananas

This week a smear campaign started against Glenn Greenwald (Greenwald, of course, is the reporter who’s breaking the Edward Snowden story). The New York Daily News, the New York Times and the Washington Post all published stories on Wednesday claiming … Continue reading

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Dr Goebbels would be proud

On Sunday the Hong Kong authorities announced that Edward Snowden had left their territory. Shortly after, it was discovered that Snowden was on an Aeroflot flight bound for Moscow. The world’s media (and no doubt lots of spooks) all descended … Continue reading

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The latest on Mr Assange

Julian Assange is still holed-up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Last month, Assange announced that later this year he will be running for a seat in the Australian Senate. Apparently he has a lot of support in Australia (here). … Continue reading

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Mr Assange slags off the BBC

Julian Assange has been busy over Christmas. He gave another speech from the balcony of the Ecudorian embassy in London (which follows at the end of this post), and he also gave an interview to the BBC, which turned into … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill will be turning in his grave

Last month Julian Assange gave a speech to a gathering of diplomats at the UN general assembly, via a satellite videolink from the Ecuadorean embassy in London. It was quite a powerful speech. Assange looked nervous and ill during his … Continue reading

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The Julian Assange Show: Noam Chomsky & Tariq Ali

I know a lot of people dislike Julian Assange, and much of the press, in particular, are having a field day with the sexual assault allegations. When it comes to the stuff in Sweden, both parties agree that it was … Continue reading

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Assange and those jolly chaps from the CIA

Last night, Julian Assange gave his first interview since seeking political asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy in London on Tuesday (the interview was with ABC Radio in Australia and it follows at the end of this post). Assange said a … Continue reading

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