Assange in Court: What I Saw

I was deeply shaken while witnessing yesterday’s events in Westminster Magistrates Court. Every decision was railroaded through over the scarcely heard arguments and objections of Assange’s legal team, by a magistrate who barely pretended to be listening. Before I get on to the blatant lack of fair process, the first thing I must note was … Continue reading “Assange in Court: What I Saw”

The World’s Most Important Political Prisoner

We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange’s uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continue to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his hearing on extradition to the USA – a process which could last several years. At that … Continue reading “The World’s Most Important Political Prisoner”

In the World of Truth and Fact, Russiagate Is Dead

Douglas Adams famously suggested that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. In the world of the political elite, the answer is Russiagate. What has caused the electorate to turn on the political elite, to defeat Hillary and to rush to Brexit? Why, the evil Russians, of course, are behind it all. … Continue reading “In the World of Truth and Fact, Russiagate Is Dead”

Tanker Seizures and Resurgent Imperialism

The British seizure of the Iranian tanker off Gibraltar was illegal. There is no doubt of that whatsoever. The Iranian response to the seizure of its tanker in the Strait of Gibraltar, by the seizure of a British Tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, was also illegal, though more understandable as a reaction. The implications … Continue reading “Tanker Seizures and Resurgent Imperialism”

Now, the Swedish Arrest Warrant for Assange

In Sweden, prosecutors have applied to the Swedish courts to issue a warrant for Julian Assange’s arrest. There is a tremendous back story to that simple statement. The European arrest warrant must be issued from one country to another by a judicial authority. The original Swedish request for Assange’s extradition was not issued by any … Continue reading “Now, the Swedish Arrest Warrant for Assange”

Khashoggi, Erdogan, and the Truth

The Turkish account of the murder of Khashoggi given by President Erdogan is true, in every detail. Audio and video evidence exists and has been widely shared with world intelligence agencies, including the US, UK, Russia and Germany, and others which have a relationship with Turkey or are seen as influential. That is why, despite … Continue reading “Khashoggi, Erdogan, and the Truth”

Of A Type Developed By Liars

I have now received confirmation from a well placed FCO source that Porton Down scientists are not able to identify the nerve gas as being of Russian manufacture, and have been resentful of the pressure being placed on them to do so. Porton Down would only sign up to the formulation “of a type developed … Continue reading “Of A Type Developed By Liars”

Suspending the Catalan Parliament, Spain Destroys the EU’s ‘Rule of Law’ Figleaf

It takes a very special kind of chutzpah systematically to assault voters, and drag them from polling booths by their hair, and then say that a low turnout invalidates the vote. That is the shameless position being taken by the Europe wide political Establishment and its corporate media lackeys. This Guardian article illustrates a refinement … Continue reading “Suspending the Catalan Parliament, Spain Destroys the EU’s ‘Rule of Law’ Figleaf”

‘Russiagate’: The Stink Without a Secret

After six solid months of coordinated allegation from the mainstream media allied to the leadership of state security institutions, not one single scrap of solid evidence for Trump/Russia election hacking has emerged. I do not support Donald Trump. I do support truth. There is much about Trump that I dislike intensely. Neither do I support … Continue reading “‘Russiagate’: The Stink Without a Secret”

NATO – An Idea Whose Time Has Gone

In the past dozen years, the armed forces of NATO countries, whether operating under the NATO banner or in related ad-hoc coalitions, have killed many hundreds of thousands of people. Of those hundreds of thousands of people, only a few hundred at most ever had any connection to any attack on a NATO country. Whatever … Continue reading “NATO – An Idea Whose Time Has Gone”