Originally published in The Huffington Post. In the face of dire warnings about his economic policies, his electability, and his past indiscretions, I just voted for Jeremy Corbyn in the… Continue reading "I tried not to vote for Corbyn, but I just couldn’t stop myself!"
Originally Huffington Post, but also Venezuela Analysis, Latin America Bureau, Latin American Diaries. Spain’s traditional parties aim to halt the remarkable rise of Podemos by painting links to Venezuela as foreign… Continue reading "Spain’s Podemos just latest victim of toxic Venezuela monster!"
Death is the ultimate intimacy: media wrong to show video of Charlie Hebdo policeman Ahmed Merabet’s murder
Ahmed Merabet’s death is not the first I’ve witnessed on screen, but it has troubled me in ways that other deaths have not. Warnings of “distressing scenes” have it backwards.… Continue reading "Death is the ultimate intimacy: media wrong to show video of Charlie Hebdo policeman Ahmed Merabet’s murder"
Originally The Conversation, also Epoch Times (English and French). Opposition protests against Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro over crime, inflation, and shortages show no sign of abating, and the March 5 anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s… Continue reading "Misrepresentation left, right, and centre in Venezuela protests"