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26.01.2020

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

Split Hearings: The Assange Extradition Case Drags On

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It is being increasingly larded with heavy twists and turns, a form of state oppression in slow motion, but the Julian Assange extradition case now looks like it may well move into the middle of the year, dragged out, ironically enough, by the prosecution.  Curiously, this… »

16.01.2020

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

Short of Time: Julian Assange at the Westminster Magistrates Court

By Dr Binoy Kampmark Another slot of judicial history, another notch to be added to the woeful record of legal proceedings being undertaken against Julian Assange.  The ailing WikiLeaks founder was coping as well as he could, showing the resourcefulness of the desperate at his Monday hearing.  At the Westminster… »

10.01.2020

Homage To Ecuadorian Journalism In New York

Homage To Ecuadorian Journalism In New York

“The profession of journalism is a quixotic task. If a writer, a journalist, would not serve his fellows, he will do well to throw his pen into the fire.” Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian writer, essayist (1832-1889). The National Confederation of Journalists, New York chapter, homaged Ecuadorian journalism in the tri-state area… »

06.01.2020

Re-writing history from a human perspective

Re-writing history from a human perspective

Dr John Scales Avery, known to peace activists the world over for his tireless efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons for which he was recognised, as part of the Pugwash Conferences, with the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize, is a prolific author has recently turned his hand to a project… »

26.12.2019

A Literary Review of Silo’s Work

A Literary Review of Silo’s Work

by Jorge Nuñez Arzuaga – Poet and Journalist Next Saturday, December 28th, Ernesto De Casas will give a talk about the extraordinary thinker, Silo, who was born in Mendoza, Argentina. It will be at 6 p.m. in the “Cultural Hall Bronzini”, on 3422 Rivadavia Street, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires,… »

24.12.2019

“For Sama,” the Right Dose of Oxytocin

“For Sama,” the Right Dose of Oxytocin

By Jhon Sánchez Like Tim O’Brien in “How to Tell a War Story,” from “The Things They Carried,” I start this article with the following: ‘This is true. We have a buddy [in Siria.]” Her name is Waad al-Kateab, a journalist. Waad documents her family life, marriage, and pregnancy from… »

19.12.2019

Haywire and his Author: An Interview with Thaddeus Rutkowski

Haywire and his Author: An Interview with Thaddeus Rutkowski

By Jhon Sánchez I met Thaddeus Rutkowski more than twenty years ago when I was a newcomer to this country. At that time, I was taking ESL classes and went to a poetry reading at a bar by Union Square—It was the iconic Cedar Tavern, wasn’t it? There, Thad recited… »

14.12.2019

Establishment journalists have betrayed the ideals of the Fourth Estate

Establishment journalists have betrayed the ideals of the Fourth Estate

The reluctance of senior British journalists to accept their failures has put us all in greater jeopardy. The election result will probably just embolden them. Callum Alexander Scott for openDemocracy 13 December 2019 How unpleasant it has been over the past day to observe senior establishment journalists sit… »

09.12.2019

Solidarity with Julian Assange

Solidarity with Julian Assange

Journalist Julian Assange has been held in solitary confinement in an English high security prison for weeks. He is in solitary detention, which is a form of torture in accordance with all human rights. The man who did nothing but make public the war crimes of the United States in… »

03.12.2019

Quo vadis East Side Gallery?

Quo vadis East Side Gallery?

Despite its enormous popularity, the East Side Gallery has been neglected, left to decay, and hacked into pieces, parts sold off and the rest declared a dead museum piece. This work of art and the symbol it represents for the non-violent overcoming of walls between people and the walls in… »

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