Monthly Archives: February 2020

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Acceptance

I think we use words like “unacceptable” in an effort to lie to ourselves that our acceptance of, or failure to accept, state injustice has some meaning, that we are not completely impotent to effect change in response to our … Continue reading

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Reality as caricature

Craig Murray: In yesterday’s proceedings in court, the prosecution adopted arguments so stark and apparently unreasonable I have been fretting on how to write them up in a way that does not seem like caricature or unfair exaggeration on my … Continue reading

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There is no evidence precisely because they are guilty. I rest my case.

Guardian: Former special counsel Robert Mueller documented Moscow’s campaign of hacking and social media propaganda to boost Trump’s 2016 candidacy and harm his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. It [sic] documented numerous contacts between people associated with Trump’s campaign and Russians. … Continue reading

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Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights on Assange

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights: The broad and vague nature of the allegations against Julian Assange, and of the offences listed in the indictment, are troubling as many of them concern activities at the core of investigative journalism … Continue reading

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Craig Murray on February 24, 2020 Assange hearing

Craig Murray: When enquiring about facilities for the public to attend the hearing, an Assange activist was told by a member of court staff that we should realise that Woolwich is a “counter-terrorism court”. That is true de facto, but … Continue reading

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Amnesty International strongly opposes any possibility of Julian Assange being extradited or sent in any other manner to the USA

Amnesty International: There, he faces a real risk of serious human rights violations including possible detention conditions that would amount to torture and other ill-treatment (such as prolonged solitary confinement). The fact that he was the target of a negative … Continue reading

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Was bedeutet Solidarität, eigentlich?

taz: Wir sind mehr. Aber was heißt das? Heißt das, dass mir zwei Leute mitfühlend die Hand halten, während mir ein anderer die Waffe an den Kopf hält? Der Gedanke, in der Überzahl zu sein, hilft vor allem denjenigen, die … Continue reading

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Sweden on the Mediterranean

What is so irritating about Varoufakis is not his radicality but his rational pragmatic modesty — if one looks closely at the proposals offered by Varoufakis, one cannot help noticing that they consist of measures which, forty years ago, were … Continue reading

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Gallup: Satisfaction with the way things are going in the US is highest since 2005

Gallup: Americans also continue to name the government as the most important problem facing the nation, with 32% doing so, one of the higher percentages mentioning the issue in Gallup’s history. … Forty percent of Democrats, 36% of Republicans and … Continue reading

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