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…

Biopower and Security

[published in CounterPunch, 27 February, 2015] In The History of Sexuality: The Will to Knowledge (L’histoire de la sexualité, La volonté de savoir), Michel Foucault defines biopower as the practices engaged by the modern state to effect an “an explosion of numerous and diverse techniques for achieving the…