Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
A meeting the Russian punk-protest group.
"Could they not have just had the meeting on Skype?"
There is a significant psychological price to being constantly aware of the variety of ways in which your activity might be tracked.
The worst thing about this debate is that it turns a real-world, complex problem into a simple moral choice.
Expose injustice and pay the price.
The young soldier has become a symbol of the information war and its discontents.
She made herself intolerable to a system she found impossible to tolerate.
As one of the school’s scholarship exam questions shows, young boys are encouraged to think that humanity, compassion, even sense are secondary to winning. This is how we’ve ended up with politicians who will enact any policy, no matter the human cost, ju
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