Friday, November 29, 2019

In Defense of Julian Assange

"But apparently Assange didn't understand the true nature of corruption in the United States. He didn't realize what it meant for him to say that the difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a choice between 'cholera or gonorrhea.' Those words created an enmity which exists to this day and prevents people whose politics would otherwise make them his defenders from speaking on his behalf."

Those are just some of the words I wrote in the OR Books anthology, In Defense of Julian Assange. My chapter is entitled, "The Naïveté of Julian Assange." I'm very proud of my contribution to this book which is edited by Tariq Ali and Margaret Kunstler. A purchase supports Assange's defense fund. Other contributors include Chris Hedges, Kevin Gosztola, Caitlin Johnstone, Nozomi Hayase, Noam Chomsky, Stefania Maurizi, Craig Murray and John Pilger. 

Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents

That is the title of my first book. It will be published by Steerforth Press on February 4, 2020 but you can pre-order it now.

Propaganda Panel at Community Church Nov 19th

I appeared on a great panel with Max Blumenthal and Aaron Mate on November 19, 2019. We discussed how propaganda manufactures consent. We had a full house at the Community Church in Manhattan. Lee Camp moderated. It was a great evening with wide ranging discussion.

Appearance on Fault Lines

On November 26, 2019 I appeared on the Sputnik program Fault Lines with Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan. We talked about Ukrainegate, impeachment, and the 2020 election. You can listen to our conversation here.