Brave New World: Expanding the UK Biosecurity State through the Winter of 2020-2021, our second collection of articles on the coronavirus crisis, is available as a 203-page pdf file for a £10 donation to ASH through PayPal. As all our articles are, they are also available for free on this website. Preface This is the … Continue reading Brave New World: Expanding the UK Biosecurity State through the Winter of 2020-2021
‘For whether or not the age of revolutions is over, the age of state-formation has only just begun.’ — T. J. Clark, Farwell to an Idea, 1999 Table of Contents What We Know The Conspiracy Paradox The Power of Nightmares Capitalising on the Crisis Disruption and Redeployment The Emerging Ideology Biosecurity as Cultic Practice The … Continue reading Cui Bono? The COVID-19 ‘Conspiracy’
Table of Contents Laying the Foundations Competing Causes of Death Evidence for Lockdown Deaths Recovering the Dead Overall Mortality in the ‘Epidemic’ What Happened to the Excess Deaths? Conclusions It’s official. The UK now has the ‘highest COVID death-rate in the world’. To use a phrase repeatedly employed by our Government throughout this crisis to … Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: Manufacturing the Crisis
Table of Contents Qualifying Human Rights Sectioning the Public Future Legislation A Living Laboratory Pathologising Dissent Addendum: Why did so many German doctors join the Nazi Party early? On Monday, 14 December, in response to a petition signed by 325,797 people asking the Government ‘to prevent any restrictions being placed on those who refuse to … Continue reading Our Default State: Compulsory Vaccination for COVID-19 and Human Rights Law
From Development to Approval At the end of November, it was revealed that the Oxford Vaccine Group had conducted the clinical trial showing its vaccine for COVID-19 had an efficacy of 90 per cent exclusively on volunteers aged 55 and below, thereby excluding precisely the demographic most at risk from the disease. Shares in its … Continue reading Bowling for Pfizer: Who’s Behind the BioNTech Vaccine?
1. Yesterday all the past On 5 October this year, the Italian philosopher of biopolitics, Giorgio Agamben, published his most powerful and poetic text yet on the coronavirus crisis. Titled Quando la casa brucia, this was Agamben’s sixteenth text about the crisis; yet unlike the others it was not immediately translated and circulated around the world. … Continue reading Five Stories Under Lockdown
‘Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt.’ — Juvenal Over the past week the race for a vaccine for COVID-19 has approached the finishing line, with the Oxford Vaccine Group looking to be the first to cross in the UK. This has occasioned a huge and relentless promotional campaign by the Department of … Continue reading Bread and Circuses: Who’s Behind the Oxford Vaccine for COVID-19?
This text is part of a longer article I’m currently writing about the expansion of the UK biosecurity state through the winter of 2020-21, and which I hope to publish before Christmas. However, some of what this section exposes is happening right now. We think it best, therefore, to publish this information as a separate … Continue reading The Betrayal of the Clerks: UK Intellectuals in the Service of the Biosecurity State
This text is part of a longer article I’m currently writing about the expansion of the UK biosecurity state through the winter of 2020-21. However, the Government’s enforcement of a nationwide lockdown this week has convinced me to publish it now as a separate article. I hope it will offer some lawful and moral support to … Continue reading Bonfire of the Freedoms: The Unlawful Exercise of Powers conferred by the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984
In February of this year the Italian philosopher, Giorgio Agamben, started writing short commentaries on the coronavirus crisis in Italy. Published online by Quodlibet, these drew widespread and almost universal condemnation from every quarter, not only by academics, psychologists and students but by his fellow philosophers. I have written about this attempt to silence Agamben’s … Continue reading When the House Burns: Giorgio Agamben on the Coronavirus Crisis