Tag: Torture

The Hearing of Julian Assange on the Charge of Skipping Bail, 1st May 2019

This my best attempt at a transcription of the hour-long hearing of Julian Assange before Judge Deborah Taylor this morning, 1st May 2019, at Southwark Crown Court, London, on the charge of skipping bail.

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Fear on Camera: Papa Doc’s Haiti

Graham Greene’s novel ‘The Comedians’ leads me to a contemporary documentary about Papa Doc’s Haiti, and to wonder why documentaries can’t convey a population’s terror the way that fiction can.

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SPECTRE

Spectre is in many ways excellent – but as a whole it is muddled, and blunts its own political point.

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Skyfall

Skyfall continues the moral and political revisionism of the Daniel Craig Bond era by cutting out the USA, and condemning torture.

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