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18.02.2020

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

By Laura Tiernan This week’s edition of the Lancet—the world’s pre-eminent peer reviewed medical journal—carries a letter from 117 medical doctors in 18 countries, renewing their call for urgent action to save the life of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Their letter appears less than one week before the start of the… »

18.02.2020

Conversation with Maria Teresa Silva

Conversation with Maria Teresa Silva

By Jhon Sánchez This Saturday, I’m planning to watch Maria Teresa Silva’s new play, “Is There Such A Thing As True Love“?  I had the opportunity to talk to her. Thank you for granting this interview: JS: How do you get involved in writing plays?  MTS: I studied writing… »

11.02.2020

Protest in Vancouver. Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested journalists covering Wet’suwet’en injunction

Protest in Vancouver. Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested journalists covering Wet’suwet’en injunction

“Today Chantelle Bellrichard tried to go to Unistoten for CBC. She was stopped at 44 and told she couldn’t proceed because a bridge, that she witnessed other vehicles using, was unsafe. RCMP detained our journalist Friday, and wouldn’t let him go to Unist’ot’en either,” said Ricochet editor during the protest… »

01.02.2020

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

The East-Side Gallery, CNN and Fairytales

Similar to the narrative of the “victor”, where it is claimed that the reunification of Germany was due to the USA and not to Gorbachev, CNN is trying to equate the creation of the East Side Gallery in Berlin to wishful thinking. They didn’t have to look far for a… »

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… »

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