Saturday June 03, 2023
Patrick Cockburn

  • September 27, 2022

    Poker with nukes

    On 2 December 1943, 105 German bombers made a surprise air raid on Bari in southern Italy, where they sank 27 Allied cargo and transport ships. One...

  • March 11, 2022

    Punishing populations

    Economic sanctions are like the siege of a medieval city. Siege engines batter at the walls and hurl missiles over them, but it is all a slow...

  • December 23, 2020

    Tax the rich

    In a new study, David Hope of the London School of Economics and Julian Limberg of King’s College London lay waste to the theory. They reviewed...

  • October 14, 2020

    Wars and pandemics

    Watching the antics of Trump and the blunders of Boris Johnson in failing to cope with the virus, I have the same feeling I had repeatedly over the...

  • October 09, 2020

    The Assange case

    Allegations against Assange put forward by the lawyers for the US government are flimsy or demonstrably false, yet he is still in real danger of...

  • September 16, 2020

    Refugee crisis

    Desperate refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders....

  • July 02, 2020

    The original sin

    The government’s controversial Prevent programme aims to stop individuals becoming terrorists, but it would be much more effective if it taught...

  • June 11, 2020

    Incompetent leaders

    Britain is failing to cope with the Covid-19 epidemic as well as other countries in Europe and East Asia have. Out of 62,000 excess deaths in the...

  • February 27, 2020

    Demonizing Assange

    I was in Kabul in 2010 when Julian Assange and WikiLeaks first released a vast archive of classified US government documents, revealing what...