Leading Israeli journalist persecuted for doing his job

Like the Western elite campaign against Julian Assange and Wikileaks, power hates being exposed and embarrassed. This news is therefore worrying but unsurprising. Democracy it is not (via +972): Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced his intention to indict Uri Blau, one of Israel’s top investigative reporters, for possession of classified materials without permission. The materials…

#LeftTurn editors talk to each other

Following the very positive of my new book Left Turn from leading independent bookstore Readings this week, here’s an interview between co-editor Jeff Sparrow and myself: Editors Antony Loewenstein and Jeff Sparrow discuss… Left Turn… – a collection of essays from our leading political writers, including Larissa Berendht, Christos Tsiolkas, Guy Rundle and more Antony Loewenstein: You…

Blogging our way to freedom isn’t so easy in 21st century

The following interview appears in the Australian online legal and human rights journal Right Now: Samaya Chanthaphavong spoke to Antony Loewenstein, author of… The Blogging Revolution… about the use of the internet, in particular blogging, as a communicative tool to promote self-representation, democracy and human rights in areas where excessive regimes impose strict censorship over most forms…

#LeftTurn gets a thumbs-up

The book I co-edited with Jeff Sparrow is called Left Turn and is released across Australia this week (as well as an e-book edition). I’m pleased to say that the first review, by the head of one of Australia’s leading independent bookstores, Readings, Mark Rubbo, is very positive: I ran into Antony Loewenstein at the…