We need to think hard about whether the benefits outweigh the harm for young people and those struggling with mental health… Read More England Underestimates the Costs of Lockdown at Its Peril
The effect of fear on the general population, and the ability of politicians to manipulate that fear to advantage, should not be underestimated as a danger to society… Read More Covid-19 and the Political Utility of Fear
Michael Oswald’s film The Spider’s Web reveals how at the demise of empire, City of London financial interests created a web of secrecy jurisdictions that captured wealth from across the globe and hid it in a web of offshore islands. Today, up to half of global offshore wealth is hidden in British jurisdictions and Britain and its dependencies are the largest global players in the world of international finance.… Read More The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire
With impeccable timing… Read More UK Local Authorities’ Highly Leveraged Commercial Real Estate Bets Begin to Unravel
there is much more at stake than simply Assange’s rights being trampled on… Read More George Monbiot’s Excuses for Not Speaking Out Loudly in Defence of Assange Simply Won’t Wash
The global financial crisis that began in 2007/2008 never really ended. It was merely patched up, prolonged, and put on life support by central bank interventions.… Read More Do Recent Central Bank Moves in Gold Market Portend a 2020 Global Monetary Reset?
Suppression of the virus only works if its elimination is near total and an effective system is in place to find, test and isolate new cases. Britain is clearly not one of the countries that can successfully do this… Read More Britain Will Seek Coronavirus ‘Herd Immunity’ Covertly or by Default, Thanks to an Inability to Get Anything Done
The media’s indifference to Assange’s trial hints at the fact that it is actually doing very little of the sort of journalism that threatens corporate and state interests and that challenges real power… Read More The US Is Using the Guardian to Justify Jailing Assange for Life. Why Is the Paper So Silent?
Leaks about money laundering, a resurgent Pandemic, China risks, exposure to Turkey’s financial crisis, all in a negative-interest-rate environment that is toxic for banks… Read More Hit from All Sides, European Bank Stocks Swoon to 1988 Low
The prosecution’s argument has shifted from “We can extradite and imprison Assange because he isn’t a journalist” to “We can extradite and imprison Assange because we’re allowed to extradite and imprison journalists.” Most journalists seem perfectly happy with that… Read More News Media Who Ignore The Assange Trial Are Admitting They Don’t Care About Journalism
American prosecutors want to know the judge’s sources before cooperating in an investigation into whether UC Global gave intelligence services sensitive material on the cyber-activist… Read More US Hinders Spanish Probe Into Alleged CIA Ties to Security Firm That Spied on Assange