Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 19

Today was the worst day for the defence since the start of the trial, as their expert witnesses failed to cope with the sheer aggression of cross-examination by the US Government and found themselves backing away from maintaining propositions they knew to be true. It was uncomfortable viewing. It was not that the prosecution had …

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45 منظمة تندد بحملة الكراهية على Instagram ضد مجتمع الميم في تونس‎

English شهدت منصات مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي مؤخراً في تونس انتشاراً واسعاً لخطاب الكراهية والتحريض على العنف ضد المجتمع الكويري، وذلك على اثر تصريحات تحريضية من “مؤثرة” تونسية تدعى “لايدي سامارا” على منصة انستاغرام والتي استغلت تأثيرها على متابعيها ومتابعاتها لنشر خطاب كراهية والسب والاستهزاء بالمجتمع الكويري وتلاعبت بالكلمات كي لا يكون التحريض مباشرا حيث استعملت …

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In Tunisia, 45 organizations speak out against Instagram hate campaign targeting the LGBTQ community

Arabic Recently in Tunisia, social media platforms have witnessed a prevalent spread of hate speech and incitement to violence against the LGBTQ community following inflammatory statements by a Tunisian Instagram “influencer” called “Lady Samara,” who used her influence with her followers to spread hate speech, insult, and mockery of the LGBTQ community. She played with …

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Assange Extradition Hearing 2020: Day 15

September 28, 2020 Pre-Hearing Nothing unusual to report except that human rights groups and NGOs are still being denied entry to the hearing. From @jlpassarelli, “September 28th, day 15 of the #AssangeCase extradition proceedings. 40 political and #FreeSpeech advocate observers including @RSF_inter and @amnesty are still banned from observing the Source

Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 18

It is hard to believe, but Judge Baraitser on Friday ruled that there will be no closing speeches in the Assange extradition hearing. She accepted the proposal initially put forward by counsel for the US government, that closing arguments should simply be submitted in writing and without an oral hearing. This was accepted by the …

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A Marxist History of the Police, Part 4. Building the New Institutions of Class Rule – Crime and Imprisonment

By Stephen James Kerr Today we are publishing the fourth part in a series “A Marxist History of the Police” which  Part 1: Repression in the face of revolution, examined how the birth of the industrial working class and the tumult of the bourgeois revolutions drove the need for new forms of repression. Part 2: Experimenting …

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‘Shocking scandal nobody wants to touch’: MP

‘Shocking scandal nobody wants to touch’: MP By Bill Rowlings, CEO of Civil Liberties Australia Things are hotting up in the topsy-turvy legal circles of South Australia. The state is continuing to be riven over a half-century old monumental government mistake of appointing an unqualified person to a key medical/legal role. For 50 years, the …

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