I’m very happy to have again had the opportunity to appear on Radio Sputnik’s By Any Means Necessary to discuss my latest piece at CounterPunch about the so-called spoiler effect and the Democrats’ failure to do anything about it. Click here to access the interview. The segment featuring me starts at about 9 and half minutes in.
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Appearance On By Any Means Necessary, Sputnik Radio: The Real ‘Spoiler’ is Dem Refusal to Help Poor and Working People
Another Request for Help in Legal Case: Help Expose Twitter Trolls Who Attack Pro-Palestinian Journalists
Unfortunately my previous crowdfunding campaign failed to reach its target and therefore all pledges were returned. I have now started a new campaign with a more modest target:
If you can, I would greatly appreciate your help with this effort.
Since September of last year I have been involved in a legal case in the UK against an anonymous Twitter account for defamation. Having suffered years of abuse from Zionist Twitter trolls, I decided it was time to take a stand and call their bluff after having been smeared as an “anti-Semite” – a completely false accusation that I categorically deny and deeply resent. I am now on the cusp of exposing the account operator’s identity, which would mean I could then move forward with legal action seeking damages for reputational harm.
At this point, I have exhausted my own resources and so have set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for my legal costs. Please consider contributing if you can. Instructions for how to do so can be found here at CrowdJustice:
This case is just one of many against a network of anonymous Twitter accounts that go about smearing whoever dares to hold the Zionist state to account for its apartheid policies and crimes against humanity in occupied Palestine. Others who have been targeted by these trolls have lost their jobs, faced ongoing harassment, and, in one particular sad case, even committed suicide following a Twitter pile-on based on false allegations of antisemitism. I am pursuing this case as much on their behalf as on my own.
This case could serve as an important bellweather for the wider Palestinian solidarity movement. Any help you can provide would help me and my legal team land a body blow to the Zionist propaganda machine and set a powerful precedent for future legal proceedings relating to the Israel lobby’s ongoing smear campaign against pro-Palestinian journalists and activists.
Since the publication of my essay on the background of the rise of Vladimir Putin in Russia, the piece has been republished at CounterPunch and LA Progressive in addition to Popular Resistance where it first appeared. This morning, I appeared on the Washington DC-based radio show By Any Means Necessary to discuss the article. Listen to the interview here (skip forward about nine and half minutes to get straight to part when I appear).
The assassination of Haiti’s president has been dominating international headlines for several days now. Reports have been trying to make sense of this latest development in an already highly complex situation on the ground. Much column space, for example, has been devoted to speculation over the identity of the assassins and their potential motives.
But to focus on this would be to miss a much wider point. Haiti has a long history of suffering under imperial domination. And this latest development may well serve as the next pretext for Western intervention. Already, one of the US’s major corporate-owned media outlets has argued in favour of “international intervention”. And that’s an early indication that the impoverished nation may well be in store for the next round of foreign interference and all of its attendant pathologies.