Concerns over concentrated media ownership will be nothing compared to the anxiety over the power wielded by Zuckerberg and Facebook. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

For political addicts in the western world, recent elections have offered more twists than this year’s Premier League. We have just had an electoral(...)

Arnaldo Otegi speaks after being released from Logrono’s prison on March 1st, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Arnaldo Otegi, a leading figure of the Basque independence movement who has long been seen as a major influence on the terrorist group Eta, has been f(...)

Mick Wallace on the canvass at Wolfe Tone Villas in Wexford.

At last, a politician who has kept his promises. “I said I wouldn’t do parish pump and I didn’t,” says Mick Wallace, lightly dressed in his trademark(...)

The General Post Office from Abbey St after the 1916 Easter Rising:   Royal Irish Academy JT Westropp RIA

Following Patsy McGarry’s description in this paper (5/1/16) of the Easter Rising as ‘immoral and anti-democratic’ and the debate it has fostered, it (...)

Noam Chomsky  also claimed Recep Tayyip Erdogan was operating double standards on terrorism. Photograph: Daniel Lynch

The left-wing US academic Noam Chomsky has hit back at Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Turkish president accused him of ignorance and sympathising with(...)

Because We Say So, by Noam Chomsky
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The 1962 Dean Acheson enunciation that, regardless of the rest of the world’s views, the US could do whatever it thought necessary to protect its “pow(...)

Mass surveillance:  We shouldn’t be comfortable or complacent about our electronic communications.

We live in the age of surveillance and while many of us don’t notice and even more try not to think about it, every so often we worry about how often (...)

Tech leaders and scientists including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak warn that the deployment of robots capable of killing while untethered to human operators is “feasible within years, not decades.”

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, along with hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts, are calling for a worldwide ban on so-called au(...)

A frame grab from an undated video reportedly shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden watching TV at his compound in Pakistan. Newly-released documents show bin Laden owned books by Noam Chomsky and Bob Woodward, among others. Photograph: US Department of Defence/AFP/Getty Images

The US government has released a list of English-language texts seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011 showing the al-Qaeda leader(...)

‘America NPR is unquestionably more intellectually evolved that CNN or Fox.’ Above, Bill O’Reilly on Fox News

The Irish media is never slow to talk itself up. Self-criticism comes less naturally. Although the media landscape is more diverse and stratified t(...)