Latin America

Julian Assange’s Lawyer Correct to Reject Ecuador’s “Trap Door Deal”

Yesterday, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno revealed that his country and the United Kingdom had reached an agreement whereby upon Julian Assange’s hypothetical exit from London’s Ecuadorian Embassy (where he has lived as a de-facto prisoner since 2012) Assange would not face extradition to a country that might execute him. Initially, […]

Turkey’s President Erdogan Secures Deep Friendship With Venezuela – Thus Shattering Traditional Definitions of “Left and Right”

It may strike some as peculiar when the head of state from a militarily powerful NATO member that has broken off relations with Syria due to disagreements with Bashar al-Assad visits Bolivarian Socialist Venezuela for a prominent official visit. Certainly such a thing would never happen in respect of the […]

With Trump Sidelined, Leaders of China, Russia and India Hold G20 Meeting to Discuss Cooperation Before Mini-BRICS Summit

It is a fact that after a tense 2017 characterised by the Doklam/Donglang border stand-off, China-India relations have improved in 2018. While few meaningful agreements have been inked between New Delhi and Beijing, there is a decidedly less frosty atmosphere than there was a year ago between the large Asian […]

Conflict on The US-Mexico Border Exposes The NIMBY Attitude of Both Left and Right Leaning Americans

The acronym NIMBY stands for ‘not in my back yard’ and has come to symbolise a trend in American culture where individuals come together to oppose the erection of a seemingly undesirable or dangerous facility, structure or hoarding near their home, even though they might be in favour of the […]

Roger Waters’s Defence of Julian Assange Constitutes a Moment of Genuine Activism in an Age of Celebrity Grandstanding

It has long been commonplace for celebrities to take positions on major public issues, although as with any trend, the ideals, sincerity and originality of such a movement or set of movements tends to become diluted over time. As a result, most celebrity so-called activism of the contemporary period remains […]