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Julian Assange has now been in the maximum-security facilities of Belmarsh prison
for over 1,000 days. On the occasion of his 1,000th day of imprisonment, campaigners,
supporters and kindred spirits gathered to show their support, indignation and solidarity ...
Rarely can the treatment of a grand sporting figure by officialdom have caused such
consternation. Novak Djokovic, the tennis World Number One, has always had a tendency
to get under skin and constitution, creating a large following of admirers and detractors. ...
With Julian Assange now fighting the next stage of efforts to extradite him to the
United States to face 18 charges, 17 of which are based on the brutal, archaic Espionage
Act, some Australian politicians have found their voice. It might be said that a ...
It was meant to be time to reflect. The eager arms of a new pandemic were enfolding
a society with asphyxiating, lethal effect. Public health authorities advocated various
measures: social distancing, limited contact between family and friends, limited ...
The focus placed on the first couple of Question Time exchanges between the new
leader of the National Party and the Prime Minister will have seemed excessive to
many but the most seasoned Parliamentary observers. Most people, especially those ...
Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions. They can
also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness. At COP26, that permissiveness
was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what would become the Glasgow Climate ...