Can newspapers survive?

The current issue of the London Review of Books (vol 32 no. 24) contains an excellent article by John Lanchester on the future of the newspaper industry. It’s wide ranging and well researched piece and should be compulsory reading for those of us who are concerned...

Vanunu update

The Campaign for a Nuclear Free Middle East write: You may not be aware that, last summer, Mordechai moved to new accommodation in Tel Aviv. He told us, at the time, his new place was small but that he was really enjoying the chance to swim every day in the...

Cable blows it

The revelations of the last few hours of the business secretary’s outburst to complete strangers, who turned out to be undercover reporters for the Daily Telegraph at his surgery, has handed Murdoch a massive tactical advantage in his bid to take over BSkyB. In order...

Assange out on bail – but troubles ahead

Free after nine days in jail, Julian Assange was told by the judge that he faces almost certain extradition to Sweden to face possible charges. It now appears that it was the Crown Prosecution Service who appealed the previous bail decision. Just why they were...

Assange remains behind bars

The story of Julian Assange remains a distraction from the even more serious retribution being inflicted on WikiLeaks by other agencies, including internet service providers, PayPal, Master Card and Visa, some under US pressure. And there was no hiding the pleasure of...