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Karl Ove Knausgaard On Writing Habits, Conversation, and Why They’re Both Kind of Dumb

Two excerpts from his new book ‘Winter’Photo: Penguin AustraliaKarl Ove Knausgaard’s book <i>Winter</i><i>,</i> which will be published on January 23, is the second …

Literature

Karl Ove Knausgaard wrote some powerful words about suicide. this struggle of attachment is going on inside of people you bump shoulders with every single day. be kind, be loving, and be strong if this is your battle. https://t.co/9reEPatOV2

You can’t spend a penny without being snooped on | David Mitchell

Coins and notes with the Queen’s head on them, endorsed by a sovereign state, are no longer sufficient for British Airways. It needs to know who we are<p>In an otherwise unremarkable article about how a British Airways passenger, barred from the plane’s lavatory, had wet herself, I noticed something …

British Airways

What Calling Congress Achieves

It’s said to be the most effective way to petition the government, but does it really make a difference?<p>Of all the liberties guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, the most underrated by far is the one that gives us the right to complain to our elected officials. …

Amy Goodman Is Facing Jail Time for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All.

<i>Update: Case dismissed! On Monday, October 17, District Judge John Grinsteiner rejected the “riot” charge that had been leveled against Amy Goodman</i> …

With Boris Johnson in charge of diplomacy, Britain has insulted the world | Jonathan Freedland

Some say his role is merely symbolic. Even so it gives two fingers to the countries whose goodwill we will need<p>Theresa May could scarcely have made a worse choice of foreign secretary than Boris Johnson. Short of appointing Nigel Farage, or Jeremy Clarkson, the new prime minister could not have …

How to take on a terrorist: lessons from Norway’s treatment of Breivik | Emma Brockes

Norway’s apparent mildness, rooted in the rule of law and human dignity, robbed the killer Anders Breivik of what he most desired<p>The best anatomy of a mass murder to have been published in recent years is Åsne Seierstad’s One of Us, her account of the 2011 Norwegian massacre in which Anders Breivik …

That time a drunken Karl Ove Knausgaard went to Björk’s place and vomited in her toilet.

I’m making my way through the fifth volume in Knausgaard’s six-part autobiographical novel in preparation for writing a review for the <i>New Republic</i>, …

Democratic Party

Return of Rebekah Brooks is 'two fingers up to British public' – shadow minister

Chris Bryant, shadow culture secretary, condemns apparent reappointment of Brooks as News UK chief a year after she was cleared of phone-hacking charges<p>The return of Rebekah Brooks to run Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper operation has been described as “two fingers up to the British public” by the …

Inside the warped mind of Anders Breivik

<i>This article was first published on July 18, 2015 and is republished here on the fifth anniversary of Norway's worst peacetime atrocity:</i><p><b>Four years after Anders Behring Breivik slaughtered 77 people in Norway's worst peacetime atrocity, the author Karl Ove Knausgaard looks for answers</b><p>Norway is a …

British Journalism Review

It’s Time to Let Edward Snowden Come Home

Now that Congress has passed, and President Obama has signed, the U.S.A. Freedom Act, which places some limits on the domestic-surveillance powers of the National Security Agency, there’s still unfinished business to deal with.<p>The new legislation, while it is commendable as far as it goes, contains …

Karl Ove Knausgaard talking to Andrew O’Hagan

Police watchdog to investigate claims Met covered up child abuse

IPCC launches inquiry into ‘high-level corruption of the most serious nature’ including suppression of evidence and halting of investigations involving MPs<p>The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is investigating allegations of police corruption in London relating to child sex offences …

Whatever happened to Operation Tuleta into computer hacking at News International?

Rupert Murdoch – World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)<p>With the exception of a small element in the Nick Parker …

Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition is not deterred by Boris Nemtsov murder

Russia’s most prominent opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, was released from prison on Friday, and vowed that the murder of his ally Boris Nemtsov during his 15-day sentence had not intimidated him.<p>“There will be no let-up in our efforts, we will give up nothing. This act of terror has not …

CCTV footage shows Alexander Litvinenko before alleged fatal dose

Photograph: Millennium Hotel<p>The receipt from the meeting between Alexander Litvinenko and the pair he met at the Millennium Hotel.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/26/1424984468052/a63a53a2-6c12-4ceb-b589-c1903b511f3a-460x276.gif<p>460<p>Photograph: Millennium Hotel<p>The …

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline | Chris Woods

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Military

The Observer view on the Telegraph’s gross miscalculation | Editorial

The Telegraph’s message about suicides at a rival newspaper demeans those who wrote it and those who ordered it<p>Fleet Street dogs are used to snapping at one another in the throes of news competition. But last week’s miserable business of the <i>Daily Telegraph</i>, HSBC’s tax-fixing Swiss division and a …

PETER OBORNE QUITS TELEGRAPH

<i>Five years ago I was invited to become the chief political commentator of the Telegraph. It was a job I was very proud to accept. The Telegraph has</i> …

Watch: Peter Prevc sets new ski jumping world record with 'perfect' leap of 250m (820 feet)

Slovenia's Peter Prevc smashed the ski-jumping world record at the FIS Ski Flying World Cup in Norway on Saturday with a phenomenal leap of 250 …

A court managed what the complicit UK press couldn't: force GCHQ to tell the truth | Trevor Timm

The papers that failed to cover their own government’s illegal surveillance program should be ashamed: they helped keep many GCHQ activities secret<p>A UK court vindicated Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing on Friday by ruling that the secrecy surrounding one of the programs he exposed was, in fact, …

Yuval Noah Harari: the theatre of terror

Terrorists have almost no military strength so they create a spectacle. How should states respond? The author of Sapiens, a history of humanity, reflects on the past, and alarming future, of the fear factor<p>As the literal meaning of the word indicates, terror is a military strategy that hopes to …

Drone wars: the gamers recruited to kill – video

Drones,Games,Technology,World news,US news,US military,US foreign policy,South and Central Asia,Pakistan,Taliban<p>In tiny bunkers in the United States, young pilots are operating unmanned drones targeting 'bad people' in Pakistan. Recruited at video game fairs by military leaders who know the value …