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The Justice Department Is Out to Get Assange

The Justice Department Is Out to Get Assange

by    Kourosh Ziabari and James C. Goodale

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to James C. Goodale, a leading First Amendment lawyer and former executive vice president of The New York Times Company. The detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by British police on April 11 has generated an international media frenzy. Assange has been sheltering in the Ecuadorian Read More

Ukraine Joins the World of Hyperreal Politics

Ukraine Joins the World of Hyperreal Politics

by    Peter Isackson

Nearly three-quarters of the Ukrainian population may not share a common vision of the future, but they want politics at least to be entertaining. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports. Before April 21, Volodymyr Zelenskiy was an actor, a television celebrity famous for portraying a school teacher who, against all odds, became president of the Ukraine. Read More

The Battle for the Future of the Arab World

The Battle for the Future of the Arab World

by    James M. Dorsey

Today’s protesters have a leg up on their counterparts from the Arab Spring of 2011. Momentous developments across North and East Africa suggest the long-drawn-out process of political transition in the region — as well as the Middle East — is still in its infancy. So too does popular discontent in Syria, despite eight years Read More

American War Is Off the Charts

American War Is Off the Charts

by    Tom Engelhardt

As the 2020 elections approach, watch out: There’s one possible American war still to come in the greater Middle East. Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain, but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly well that the next word Read More

Our Lady of Paris Finds Itself in a Quasi State

Our Lady of Paris Finds Itself in a Quasi State

by    Peter Isackson

Holy week in Notre Dame de Paris got off to a catastrophic start, but the president and his ministers are there to raise our spirits, even if it’s hard to believe what they say. When Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire on April 15, the number of associations in people’s minds as they watched Read More

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