The Noble Lie

by Yaël Ossowski Hey Citizen, you’re the first to hearWe’ve got a new war to start, so strap on your gearPut on your blinders and heed what they sayNot time for questions, it’s time to obey Forget Palestine, forget occupationForget the bombs and the sanctions that have killed a nationForget the coups and states we’ve […]

The Long Arm of the U.S. Tax Law

From the Vienna Review: U.S. tax consultant James C. Sexton has come to Vienna on a mission: To educate Americans about their new obligations to the Internal Revenue Service. And there is plenty to learn. “This is the first time there has been legislation enacted where you have foreign banks [acting] basically as IRS agents,” […]

NY Times Op-ed on Injustice in Legal System

“The system of mass incarceration depends almost entirely on the cooperation of those it seeks to control. If everyone charged with crimes suddenly exercised his constitutional rights, there would not be enough judges, lawyers or prison cells to deal with the ensuing tsunami of litigation. Not everyone would have to join for the revolt to […]

The Dubious Nature of Kony 2012

There is no doubt that even the most casual web surfer has, in recent days, been exposed to the Kony 2012 campaign on Youtube and throughout social media. In a matter of days, the video has garnered tens of millions of views, while enjoying significant coverage in the mainstream press, radio and television. The video was released by the […]

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