Politics

The Assange Problem

Regular readers of this irregular and somewhat erratic publication know where I stand on the treatment of Julian Assange. Some may have noted my apparent silence after his extraction from the Ecuadorian arrest and subsequent sentencing. Social media followers may have seen my constant re-tweeting of Julian’s supporters posts but …

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Thoughts About The Melbourne Free Assange Rally

” I thought that there would be more people here,” said an elderly lady. I agreed. True, in the end there may have been between 300 and 500 people gathered around the Melbourne city library front steps. As an event that keeps Assange front of mind and puts his plight …

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The Way The Political Left Was Lost

When I was much younger, politics seemed a relative simple argument.  It was working class left versus the establishment right. I know it was never that simple, but to my younger idealistic self, it could be boiled down to that simple equation. – workers against bosses. Every Western nation had …