My online readings are split into the two languages that I can speak (and read) fluently: Portuguese and English.
- Ladrões de Bicicletas. Inspirado num filme do mesmo nome, é um blogue sobre economia política—também conhecida como economia de esquerda—onde autores de diversas ideologias (mas sempre à esquerda) desmontam incessantemente os disparates da austeronomics neoliberal, vomitada ad nauseam pela maioria dos comentadores com assento na comunicação social de maior audiência em Portugal.
Cal Newport. It used to be about study techniques and tricks (which are still accessible in the blog’s archive), but now it is mostly about digital minimalism: the evils of Facebook-style social media, etc. It is good advice, but to someone like me, it’s preaching to the choir…
Craig Murray. A former British diplomat—at one point, Britain’s youngest ambassador—Craig Murray is now a whistle-blower who dedicates himself to explaining world affairs, with the increased knowledge that comes from having been an “insider”. A much, much needed voice. He was also one the very few people courageous enough to report the extradition show trial of Julian Assange—to my knowledge, no mainstream media journalist did so. I keep a local copy his reports.
Jonathan Cook. A British independent journalist, who previously worked at the Guardian and Observer newspapers. Much like Murray, he is one of the few voices that pierces the veil of silence that the mainstream media enforces over topics—or points of view—that are unwelcome by the West’s elite. Two examples: the plight of the Palestinians at the hand of the Israeli juggernaut, and Julian Assange’s persecution at the hands of US/UK/SE, and, since the election of Lenín Moreno, EC.
Last modified: May 8, 2022.