Caitlin Johnstone

Caitlin Johnstone is a reader-supported independent journalist from Melbourne, Australia. Her political writings can be found on www.caitlinjohnstone.com

The Assange Case Explained Simply

One of the most common reasons I hear from people on their reluctance to wade into the Assange debate is that they don’t understand it. It looks like a complicated issue to them, so they leave it to the experts.…

As Fascism Casts Off Its Disguises

The US government has won its appeal against a lower British court’s rejection of its extradition request to prosecute Julian Assange for journalistic activity under the Espionage Act. Rather than going free, the WikiLeaks founder will continue to languish in Belmarsh…

Erm, I know you’re busy but nuclear war is getting increasingly likely

While mainstream western media have been spending their time concern trolling about a “missing” Chinese tennis player who is not actually missing, hardly any coverage has gone toward NATO’s announcement that if the new German government does not continue to…

US coverup of Syria massacre shows the danger of the Assange precedent

The New York Times has published a very solid investigative report on a US military coverup of a 2019 massacre in Baghuz, Syria which killed scores of civilians. This would be the second investigative report on civilian-slaughtering US airstrikes by…

Mass Media Hasten To Help Pentagon Exonerate Itself In Afghan Airstrike

The mass media are full of headlines announcing that a “watchdog” has concluded in an “independent” investigation that US military personnel did nothing wrong in an August airstrike in Kabul which killed ten civilians and zero combatants. “An independent Pentagon…

The Rising Threat Of Nuclear War Is The Most Urgent Matter In The World

Re-published from the excellent blog of Caitlin Johnstone. US Strategic Command, the branch of the US military responsible for America’s nuclear arsenal, tweeted the following on Tuesday: “The spectrum of conflict today is neither linear nor predictable. We must account…