John Pilger: A day in the death of British justice

The veteran writer has covered Julian Assange’s case all along, and he was in the High Court in London this week to observe the most recent disgraceful scene. Here is his dispatch. I sat in Court 4 in the Royal Courts of Justice in London yesterday with Stella Moris, Julian Assange’s accomplice. I have referred…

Life in Tunisia’s closed refugee camp: ‘I lost my mind’

Choucha camp, Tunisia – Clad in a long, white robe, Ali Ahmed Ali gazes into the separation from his exhausted tent. A companion, additionally from Chad, sits quietly close to him. “Everybody is drained here,” Ali, 27, discloses to Al Jazeera in a soft tone. “We don’t have anything to discuss any more. We are…

Thorpe unlikely to swim again

Australian swimming great Ian Thorpe is in a Sydney hospital fighting a ‘serious’ infection and is unlikely to swim competitively again, his manager told Australian media. The Olympic champion had contracted ‘two bugs’ after undertaking a series of shoulder surgeries, manager James Erskine told Australian Associated Press. “It’s serious but it’s not life-threatening,” Erskine said. “He’s…

No shame in dealing with matters of the mind

A morning timer blares on sign monotonously, gladly playing out the assignment it has persistently held up hours to do – stir Rania Raine from her rest. It’s 7 am, it’s an ideal opportunity to awaken, the blares sound with conviction and tirelessness. In any case, Raine has effectively finished before time runs out. She…

Star suicides: Grim reality of Indian cinema

“The patriarchal indifference to the plight of women in the entertainment world is a formidable reason for collective distress among female actors,” says Theodore Baskaran, Tamil film historian. •  The first widely reported suicide was in 1978 when a small-time Tamil cinema actress Fatafat Jayalakshmi hanged herself from the ceiling over an alleged failed romance….

UK limits antidepressants for young

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said on Wednesday an investigation of proof from drug organizations tracked down that specific serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, reasoned that the dangers to those under 18 offset the advantages. Of the sort of medication, just fluoxetine, advertised as Prozac, was excluded from the notice, the office said….

Widespread Breakdown of Safeguards at Gitmo

On more than a dozen occasions over the course of eight years, Adnan Latif complained to his attorney that his American captors forced him to take medications that left him feeling like “a zombie.” The 36-year-old Guantanamo prisoner, who died there last year in a high-security cell, claimed he was injected with unknown substances while…

Venezuela in crisis: How did the country get here?

Public Assembly, the resistance controlled administrative body, proclaimed President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” last week, extending the political and helpful emergency that has overwhelmed the country. The presentation came about seven days after Maduro was confirmed for a dubious second six-year term following a political decision to a great extent boycotted by the resistance and…

Lebanon crisis could rank among world’s three worst in 150 years

Lebanon’s monetary and financial emergency could rank as one of the world’s three generally serious since the mid-nineteenth century, closes the most recent Lebanon Economic Monitor delivered by the World Bank on Tuesday. Lebanon’s plummet into what could wind up being one of the best three most noticeably terrible emergencies in 150 years has been…