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A Vessel for Our Hopes?, by Alison Caddick

Identity and emotion appear to be playing a role in politics neither tapped in opinion polls nor understood very well by politicos of the Left, and the centre-Left especially.

May Curious Eyes Never Run Dry, by Felicity Ruby and Scott Ludlam

On the courage of Julian Assange

Informit: Hands off Assange: Don’t shoot the messenger

Informit: May curious eyes never run dry: #FreeAssange

Within moments of Julian Assange entering a UK courtroom on 11 April 2019, what has been obvious for almost a decade was confirmed: the US government has always intended to extradite and prosecute this publisher for publishing.

Informit: Julian Assange and the Femocracy

On 25 November 2018 former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard appeared on the BBC global news channel's 100 Women series. On the show's website, Gillard was described as having 'used her experience to help advance women and girls around the world through the promotion of education and leadership'. Obviously the women she'd 'helped' didn't include the refugees she attempted to dump on Malaysia, or those refugee women and children imprisoned in the internment camps Gillard…

Microserfs, by Justin Clemens

November 2012 was yet another decisive month for digital revelations. The new CIA Director David Petraeus, a self-professed ‘scholar-monk’ and Obama’s Iraq hero, was caught out in an adultery scandal with—surprise!—his ‘embedded’ biographer Paula Broadwell. Alex Hern was right onto it in The New Statesman with the raunchy header ‘Two Generals, Agent Shirtless and 30,000 […]

Boats and Borders

By Alison Caddick

Knowledge Markets

Simon Cooper

New Media, Old Liberalism

Responding to Justin Clemens

Killer Drones, Dieback and Democracy

Free speech and doublespeak at The Australian by Justin Clemens

WikiLeaks: Power and the Network

The underlying story in all this is not the content but the form—the form of the vehicle that brings the revelations in this mass (apparently) uninterpreted form, and the claims that are being made of it, writes Alison Caddick

Informit: Coercive transparency?: Manne on Assange

Perhaps it was inevitable in a culture of media and celebrity that the focus upon WikiLeaks would be replaced by a near obsession with its creator. Julian Assange has become a one-man Zeitgeist, a constellation of the issues and anxieties that govern contemporary life. The salacious mix of alleged sex crimes, international conspiracies, questions of extradition and the coercive power of the United States has elevated him to either revolutionary hero or new Bin Laden,…