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Julian Assange Extradition Hearing Panel ft. Chris Hedges, Craig Murray and More

By Chris Hedges / Substack This is a panel discussion I took part in with former UK Ambassador Craig Murray and other diplomats, activists and journalists following the first day of Julian Assange’s final appeal hearing. Editor’s Note: Please continue the support of our independent journalism by making a tax-deductible donation through our new fiscal sponsor, […]

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Gaza, the German Far-Right and the Hypocrisy of the Ruling Class

Palestinians inspect the ruins of Aklouk Tower destroyed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on October 8, 2023. Palestinian News & Information Agency (Wafa) in contract with APAimages, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Fabian Scheidler / Substack Over the past two weekends, more than a million people in Germany have risen up […]

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Matt Taibbi: On “UK Files, Part 2”

The CCDH made headlines of late after being sued by Elon Musk’s X. By Matt Taibbi / Racket News After an unwieldy interruption, Racket just published the second part of Paul Holden’s “UK Files” series, the first segment of which was published last October. The piece, titled, “The Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) Told the IRS It […]

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South Africa Makes Its Genocide Case Against Israel at The Hague

Screenshot from SABC News video. By Sam Husseini / Substack “For the New Year, Global Solidarity to Save Palestine: Backing South Africa” has had several updates. See some of my initial thoughts on the South African oral arguments here. South Africa Genocide Case Against Israel Jeremy Scahill reports: “On Thursday, South Africa will present its historic case […]

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Immolation Revelation

Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burning himself to death in Saigon in protest of persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnam government. This photograph won the World Press Photo of the Year for 1963. John F. Kennedy said that “No news picture in history has generated so much emotion around the world as that one.” (Originally […]

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War on Gaza: How Germany Is Isolating Itself From the World and International Law

Pro-Gaza Together for Palestine rally in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 19 November 2023. Someone Not Awful, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Fabian Scheidler / Substack Some Western governments, in particular the US, the UK and Germany, are still unconditionally supporting the Israeli government in its bombing of the Gaza Strip, which, according […]