Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor – Five Years Later, Do Black Lives Matter?

Link to an article by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor:

“Five Years Later, Do Black Lives Matter?”


This article raises some excellent points and identifies many key issues (for instance, aptly referencing Jo Freeman’s classic essay “The Tyranny of Structurelessness”), though its analysis is often vague and occasionally superficial (that vagueness and superficiality being explainable in political terms)

Bonus links: “Social Service or Social Change?” and Crowds and Party and The State and Revolution and Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail (the gist of Taylor’s theoretical framework is more thoroughly stated in this book) and …And the Poor Get Prison and “Stop Kidding Yourself: The Police Were Created to Control Working Class and Poor People” and “The Left Hand and the Right Hand of the State”

Rafael Correa & Jean-Luc Mélenchon – Lawfare

Link to an interview with Rafael Correa & Jean-Luc Mélenchon, conducted by Denis Rogatyuk & Patricio Mery Bell:

“Lawfare: The Technocrats’ War on Democracy”


Bonus links: “Democracy: When the Opposition is the Media” and “Their Little Show” and “Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was Spied on by Spanish Company for CIA” and An Alger Hiss Memoir

Txema Guijarro – Selling Out Julian Assange

Link to an interview with Txema Guijarro, conducted by Eoghan Gilmartin and Tommy Greene:

“Selling Out Julian Assange”


Bonus links: “I Was Fired for Helping Julian Assange, and I Have No Regrets” and “The Guardian Forced to Clarify Misleading Article on Assange and Russia”

Nils Melzer – Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange

Link to an article by Nils Melzer:

“Demasking the Torture of Julian Assange”


Bonus links: “UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer Exposes Propaganda and Censorship in Assange Reporting” and “Collapse of Swedish ‘Sexual Misconduct’ Frame-up Exposes Political Conspiracy Against Assange” and Melzer September 2019 Report and “UN Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer: ‘With Censorship Inevitably Comes Tyranny'” and “UN Rapporteur Nils Melzer Exposes British Government Attempts to Obstruct His Defence of Assange” and “Spying on Assange: the Spanish Case Takes a Turn”