Jesselyn Radack @ Guardian UK - Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney's We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks is slick and dangerous in the same way Zero Dark Thirty is. People walk away finding it "balanced", and thinking that certain conduct (whistleblowing and torture, respectively) is "bad" or "good". We live in such a perverse moment in society that a film is portrayed as "balanced" when it paints whistleblowing as deviant behavior. Read more.
The menace of the Chinese debt trap, which has been rubbished by some African leaders, is threatening the whole sovereignty of Zambia. As Zambia continues to default on repaying Chinese loans, the Chinese are gradually taking over Zambian companies and a whole lot other economic interests. Read more.