The American horror inflicted on Bradley Manning

If anybody doubts the brutality of the US “justice system” and the ways in which anybody deeply associated with Wikileaks is deemed an enemy of the state, the treatment of Bradley Manning is nothing less than torture. The reality of a tattered super-power. The Guardian reports: Shortly before… Bradley Manning… was arrested in Iraq under suspicion of…

“The employment of Palestinians is forbidden”

Yet more evidence that a great part of the American and Israeli relationship is about assisting the defence industries in both countries. The Washington Post reports: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to… supervise construction of a… five-story underground facility for an Israel Defense Forces complex, oddly named “Site 911,” at an Israeli Air Force base…

The time is now; calling on military boycott against Israel

Via The Guardian: A group of Nobel peace prize-winners, prominent artists and activists have issued a call for an international military boycott of… Israel… following its assault on the… Gaza… Strip this month. The letter also denounces the US, EU and several developing countries for what it describes as their “complicity” through weapons sales and other military support in…

Making Freedom of Information more accessible in Australia

As a journalist, I’ve spent time investing in Freedom of Information requests that sometimes go nowhere and sometimes go far (see my report, with Paul Farrell and Marni Cordell of New Matilda, of the first time the entire contract between the Australian government and British multinational Serco was published in 2011). Today sees the launch…