Texts commented on and collected by Karen Sharpe: Julian Assange in His Own Words
BEFORE THE TRIAL 27 OCTOBER: The characteristics Karen Sharpe draws from Assange's work are that everything he brought forward should be open and verifiable, scientifically correct and reliable. But for power, Assange is dangerous – because he makes the whistleblowers dangerous.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The opportunity to say something is always very limited, says MODERN TIMES 'regular writer in this essay about different authorities' use of force. Away from today's mass media, an "underground" network of intellectuals has now emerged, including experienced journalists, intelligence officers, renowned professors and politicians.
: When John F. Kennedy spurred Cuban refugees to the invasion of the Bay of Pigs just over 40 years ago, the CIA believed that the "liberators" would be met by jubilant Cubans. That's not how it went, he says Arnljot Løseth, associate professor of history at Volda University College.
Full 100-page MODERN TIMES including the appendix Orientering and Modern Times Review comes out quarterly (March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1) with international book reviews, essays and comments – in addition to the physical newspaper and PDF, the articles are eventually published online here (see also the monthly newsletter).