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    Assange foolish not to go to Sweden

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 17/04/2019

    » Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is an unattractive character, and he also has very poor judgement. He should have gone to Sweden seven years ago and faced the rape charges brought against him by two Swedish women. Even if he had been found guilty, he would probably be free by now under Swedish sentencing rules, since no violence was alleged in either case.

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    'World Election Week' no cause for celebration

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 25/05/2019

    » They don't hold world elections, but this is the week when around a third of the planet's voters get the election results for their country or region. In no case are the results a cause for jubilation.

  • OPINION

    Ukraine has nothing left to lose in latest vote

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 24/04/2019

    » Ukraine has a new president, and he's a comedian! Oh, wait a minute, that's not such a big deal. Guatemala was the first country to elect a comedian as president: Jimmy Morales, back in 2015. Although Mr Morales turned sort of serious once he took office: he's a right-wing nationalist who supports the death penalty and opposes abortion. Whereas Volodymyr Zelensky hasn't turned.

  • OPINION

    Gay rights and trends in global culture

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 12/09/2018

    » Is there really such a thing as a global culture? Consider gay rights.

  • OPINION

    Aleppo and the media's distortions

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 07/03/2018

    » The stop-go evacuation of rebel fighters and civilians from Aleppo had begun again as I write, but the reason for the last interruption was instructive. It was Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) that burned the buses coming to evacuate the wounded from Foah and Kefraya.

  • OPINION

    Trump, WikiLeaks and doing business with Russia

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 11/01/2017

    » When a Fox News reporter asked Donald Trump about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back in 2010, just after Mr Assange had released a huge cache of secret US diplomatic cables, the reality TV star had no doubts: "I think it's disgraceful, I think there should be like the death penalty or something."

  • OPINION

    Aleppo and distortions by West's media

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 21/12/2016

    » The stop-go evacuation of rebel fighters and civilians from Aleppo had begun again as I write, but the reason for the last interruption was instructive. It was Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) that burned the buses coming to evacuate the wounded from Foah and Kefraya.

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