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The Somme: a summing up?
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The Somme: a summing up?

In Britain we have been commemorating the Battle of the Somme during World War One, a particularly extreme incident in a conflict characterised by pointless carnage.   Steve Latham   On the first day alone 20,000 British soldiers were killed. By the end of the three-month offensive, over one million […]

“Wired” World?
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“Wired” World?

When “Wired” magazine began in 1993, it did so on a wave of euphoric optimism about the future. It expressed the positive-thinking future orientation of a confident turbo-capitalism.   Steve Latham   Communism had collapsed in Eastern Europe. The only alternative to free enterprise had bitten the dust. And there […]

Assange: ruthlessly pursued
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Assange: ruthlessly pursued

Public and social movements will define the future of the Wikileaks founder. Confined to a small bedroom without being able to go out into the fresh air, separated from his family and in a worsened state of health he has been living in seclusion for 4 years to avoid extradition to Sweden where he is wanted for alleged sex offences he denies.