The Government and Your i-Phone: The Latest Threat to Privacy

[published in CounterPunch, 27 May, 2016] Since last year, the US government and Apple have been in a ateeadlock over the government’s demand that Apple unlock an iPhone. And now the landscape surrounding these cases has vastly shifted in recent months. In a 2015 case, the SEC filed…

The Fueling of Xenophobia and New Economic Tests for UK Residence

[published in CounterPunch, 22 January, 2016] In 2012 it was announced that the UK government was planning to limit migration to those outside the EU uniquely to those individuals earning more than £35,000. This pay threshold was to be the first time that the British government…

The Trap of (In)Visibility and the Erasure of Difference

[published in CounterPunch, 15 January, 2016] One of the best articles I read in 2015 was Adolph Reed’s “From Jenner to Dolezal” wherein Reed critiques the language of identity politics in this year’s almost coetaneous “outings” of Bruce Jenner and Rachel Dolezal. Reed’s critique takes to task…