Tag: Wikileaks

Misinformation

Fake Arguments On Fake News

While the authenticity verifiers marshalled across platoons of fact checkers might well be thinking they are doing us a service, nothing ever replaces the sceptical reader who covers multiple sources to identify an account and question it.  Never just read lines, but between them; never just accept news, but monitor its content and those who produce it.

The Espionage Act

Authoritarian Spirits: Congress, The Espionage Act And Punishing WikiLeaks

While the United States is currently not officially at war, it can hardly be said to be at peace. The US imperium continues its warring peace endeavours with a certain insatiability. The case against Assange is an attempt to internationalise the punishment of those who would dare publish, write or discuss matters at the heart of what Gore Vidal did title, with much sorrow, the National Security State.

Julian Assange As Neuroses

Julian Assange As Neuroses

Julian Assange continues to ripple and roam as a cipher through the political and media scape of the world.  Detained in Belmarsh maximum security prison, the sort of stately abode only reserved for the most dangerous of criminals, many with indeterminate sentences, he electrifies and concerns. The US political classes […]

Diego Garcia base

The Chagos Islands Case, WikiLeaks And Justice

The case of removing the inhabitants of the Chagos Archipelago is a particularly ugly one, deeply mired in political considerations and diplomatic intrigue. The islands, located some 1,800 kilometres from Mauritius, became part of an arrangement between Britain and the United States, the latter particularly keen to acquire a military base in the area.