Tag: media

Editorial, Arena no. 5: Political Mutations

Liberalism and neoliberalism, and thus unthinking economic and cultural globalisation, see only a larger, albeit more diverse, pond over which liberal governance can expand.

Stand in Solidarity with Ken Loach: against the Israel lobby’s smear campaign

… in February 2021 the Master of St Peter’s College, Oxford, Judith Buchanan, apologised to Jewish students for offering a speaking invitation to Loach, who is one of its alumni, a veteran film-maker, a globally respected human rights activist, and a champion of socialist human solidarity.

Kafka Sunday Morning, Coming Down: Why Julian Assange is still caged

Extradition would be denied because Julian was weak, not because he was right. We should have been happier, given we have worked and waited for Julian’s freedom for ten years, but having worked on this campaign for ten years, we couldn’t quite believe it was over. And it’s not.

Kafka on Steroids: Summarising the Extradition Hearing of Julian Assange

Embarrassing the powerful is the harm for which the publisher is on trial, while those who have committed the crimes revealed are free to strike again, to profit again and to continue killing in cold blood.

Eyewitness to the Agony of Julian Assange

I have sat in many courts and seldom known such a perversion of due process. This is due revenge.

Australia’s ‘Link Tax’: A Path to Total Corporate Media Dominance?

The mainstream media’s conflation of links with content to support the code is very problematic. It entirely avoids the fatal philosophical problem at the heart of the code: the proposition that mere links to content should now be considered, both legally and commercially, content itself to be managed by bureaucratic decree.

Kafka on Acid: The Trial of Julian Assange

After waiting handcuffed in the holding cells, he is placed in a glass box at the back of the courtroom. Then he is forced back into the Serco van to be strip-searched back at Belmarsh to face another night alone in his cell.

Win-win for capital, lose-lose for us: Google vs. News Corp vs. the Public

...the struggle over the News Media Bargaining Code can be seen for what it is: a minor turf war between factions of monopoly capital.

The Unspoken ‘Wog’ Slur, by Gavin Lewis

Britain’s neoliberal media and New Imperialism

Keeping Us Safe?, by Simon Cooper

The fetishisation of safety points to a larger transformation across Western democracies.

Anti-Semitism Moral Panics, by Gavin Lewis

Coverage of the Moshe Fuerst assault reveals deep-seated media prejudice

The National Cruelty, by Russell Marks

How to understand our attitude to refugees and detention regimes