Tag: United States

Defending Assange 7: Trump’s tyranny

This is Part 7 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media: Part 1 discussed the value of Wikileaks Part 2 discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action Part 3 discussed the Swedish sexual assault case Part 4 discussed the Russian conspiracy accusations Part 5 discussed the Ecuadorian “bad houseguest” accusations Part 6 …

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Defending Assange 4: “Russiagate” rubbish & media malignment

This is Part 4 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media. In Part 1 I discussed the value of Wikileaks, in Part 2 I discussed the Obama administration’s secret legal action, and in Part 3 I discussed the Swedish sexual assault case. Mainstream media coverage of Wikileaks has been ridiculous, constantly emphasising …

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Defending Assange 2: Obama’s obfuscation

This is Part 2 in a series on Julian Assange’s legal case and trial-by-media. In Part 1, I discussed the value of Wikileaks. A document released by Wikileaks shows that as far as back as 2008, under the Bush administration, the US Defense Intelligence Agency already had Wikileaks on its “manhunting target list”. They planned …

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Defending Assange: The value of Wikileaks

For seven years, Julian Assange’s enemies have strenuously denied that he would face extradition to the US if he left the Ecuadorian Embassy. They told us that was merely a “conspiracy theory”. But last week, the moment the British police dragged him out of the embassy, the US unsealed its secret charges and the mainstream …

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: the dirtiest trade deal you’ve never heard of

As someone who’s been warning for a while about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP – see my previous posts on the issue here and here), I’m pleased to see a large activist group like GetUp! come out against it.

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Obama’s reelection won’t change anything

What does the reelection of Barack Obama mean for climate change? On the one hand, it is a tremendous relief that Mitt Romney lost; but on the other, Obama’s victory is not particularly promising. Firstly, it is unlikely that Obama will be able to accomplish much even if he wants to. The Republicans will continue …

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US energy sources could be mostly renewable by 2030

A US government agency has found renewable energy could become the country’s major energy source in two decades. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) compared the geography of electricity demand with potential supply from solar and wind resources. They concluded 70% of US electricity demand in 2030 could be met by wind …

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