26 November 2021 — Coldtype
Welcome to the final issue of ColdType for 2021. We can’t think of a better time to look ahead to the future, so don’t miss our cover feature by Joe Allen, whose tale of life in the metaverse introduces us to the contrary states of illusion and delusion – all great fun until reality sets in. Our accompanying story, by John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead, takes a more wary look at the metaverse, pointing out that virtual freedom is only as free as our technical overlords will allow.
We’ve also got a stirring excerpt from a new book, International Brigade Against Apartheid, in which a group of volunteers tell how they smuggled 40 tonnes of explosives into South Africa in a tourist truck at the height of the battle against Apartheid. Other items feature John Pilger on Julian Assange, George Monbiot on climate change, Jonathan Cook on military misdemeanours, William Astore on America’s new God – the Pentagon, Mel D. Cole’s photoessay on protests after last year’s murder of George Floyd, Binoy Kampmark on the mer-chants of spyware, and Melissa Tyler on Soho.
Our Insight section has contributions from Yves Engler, Rebekah Entralgo, Nigel Yates, Linda McQuaig, Sam Pizzigati and Rosa Miriam Elizalde.
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