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John Pilger on Julian Assange’s Extradition Appeal

The British High Court of England and Wales on Monday said it would allow the imprisoned publisher of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to, in essence, appeal a ruling that would have seen him extradited to the United States where he faces a possible 175 years in prison for the publication of cl...

Burning Among Stars In The Night – Pain As A Portal

I travelled with my dad – ‘H’, as we called him – in the back seat of the car. It was the same way we’d driven a million times: to Tesco, to drop me off at the station, to drop me off at the airport, to drive up the M25 to my sister’s at Christmas. It was a suitably cold, drizzly afternoon, our des...

Is it already too late to say goodbye?

You need to search out and maintain those connections before they are gone entirely. Because those alternative voices you prize now will wither and decay like autumn leaves if they have no audience.

Save The BBC? In Whose Interests?

There has been much gnashing of ‘liberal’ teeth and pulling out of ‘centrist’ hair following the Tory government’s announcement that the BBC licence fee will be abolished in 2027. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries declared via Twitter, with a dash of right-wing relish: ‘This licence fee...


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