John Lubbock

Europe

'This Is the Social Cleansing of London' — Housing Protests as World's Largest Property Fair Comes to Town

London property is increasingly being used as a 'global reserve currency' for the rich — and not all of its residents are happy about it.
John Lubbock
10.22.14
News

Hanging Out with Western Sycophants at the 'This Is Bahrain' Conference

We decided to go along to this conference to see how successful this attempt to promote Bahrain as a land of tolerance full of smiling, happy, definitely-not-being-tortured people would be.
John Lubbock
5.20.14
middle east

The Saudi Arabian Artist in Jail For Having Long Hair

Soon after Ashraf Fayadh exposed an instance of police brutality in Saudi Arabia, he was arrested and imprisoned for having a messy coiffe.
John Lubbock
2.13.14
News

Bahrain Just Bought More Tear Gas Canisters Than It Has Citizens

A document leaked to UK-based advocacy group Bahrain Watch stated that the kingdom planned to import a whole load of tear gas from South Korea to use against civilians. The shipment amounts to approximately 1.6 million tear gas canisters and 90,00...
John Lubbock
10.22.13
News

Jacob Appelbaum Doesn't Have Much Hope for the Future of Privacy

Jacob Appelbaum has been called the "most dangerous man in cyberspace." But he's not, and it's a label that pisses him off. In reality, Appelbaum is a renowned cybersecurity expert who happens to be one of the developers for the Tor Project and a...
John Lubbock
10.7.13
Motherboard Blog

Jacob Appelbaum's Utopia

The American security expert who helped develop Tor became an enemy of the state. But he is hardly the "most dangerous man in cyberspace."
John Lubbock
10.6.13
News

Bahrain’s PR Campaign Is Doomed to Fail

Bahrain could solve its image problem by welcoming reform and not committing gross human rights violations. But clearly that’s not on the table, so the repressive regime is spending millions on PR and inviting journalists to its brand new Formula...
John Lubbock
2.22.13