I have only ever known Julian Assange in detention. For nine years now, I have visited him in England bearing Australian news and solidarity. To Ellingham Hall I brought music and chocolate, to the Ecuadorian embassy […]
Common Weal Director Robin McAlpine argues that elites have manipulated language in such a way as to obliterate critique of their own political power and control Robin McAlpine is the director of the Scottish think […]
A proposal in Germany to re-introduce a wealth tax has had the conservatives foaming at the mouth. Even the IMF has criticised the country’s widening inequality gap. Heiner Flassbeck is an economist, as well as […]
Digging without fear or favour, dramatising academic research, coining a buzzword that sticks – all ways a journalist can command attention and occasionally make a difference. Duncan Green is Head of Research at Oxfam GB […]
The world has never been better. From global poverty to inequality between nations, all the indicators are showing progress. This is a comforting narrative – popularized by the likes of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker. […]
What comes next? Yanis Varoufakis has some good ideas By the way, this is followed by Yanis’s first speech in Greece since MeRA25’s entry into Greece’s Parliament. Also interesting.
Babies in cages were no ‘mistake’ by Trump but test-marketing for barbarism. Read here
After 18 years as a war reporter and correspondent, David Jiménez was appointed editor-in-chief of El Mundo, one of Spain’s biggest dailies, at the end of his Nieman fellowship at Harvard in 2015. What seemed […]