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Articles by Antony Loewenstein

Private contractors thrive in Afghanistan as Karzai’s phase out fails

Apart from the escalating rate of civilian deaths, from Taliban and Western forces, the rise of private security armies has defined the war, resulting in numerous contractor crimes against Afghan civilians.

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Pakistan, where private security is a state within a state

America and the West have backed the Pakistani state’s brutality since September 11.

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PNG and civil strife is high on the agenda

The reality away from corporate spin is a simmering conflict.

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How the ‘resource curse’ eats at the heart of Bougainville

Bougainvilleans may have won the war but the peace has left years of inertia, and a province desperately needing rehabilitation.

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Christmas Is: residents’ hope for more than a prison island

The isolation of the Christmas Island detention centre is the key to soaring mental health problems of staff and detainees. Crikey took the long flight to inspect the facility.

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Curtin detention centre: 30min drive from Derby, ‘fit in or f-ck off’

Curtin is situated inside an Australian Airforce Base, around 30 minutes drive from Derby, and can only be accessed by prior arrangement with Serco. Crikey paid a visit.

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Woodside’s Kimberley: red dirt, pristine coastline … and heavy security

When West Australian Premier Colin Barnett said last week that he welcomed the announcement of a permanent US military presence in northern Australia), his words are worth considering in a wider context.

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Strange bedfellows: new nexus between Israel and far Right

This is an extract from an essay in On Utøya: Anders Breivik, right terror, racism and Europe.

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Afghan war: the waste in contracting out the war on terror

In the 10 years since 9/11, millions of people have been killed but countless firms have benefitted from the explosion in Western defence spending.

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Where are the Arab voices on the BDS coverage?

Where are Arab voices in the Australian media as part of the coverage of the NSW Greens embracing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel?

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NSW election: Greens Marrickville candidate labelled ‘Hamas harlot’

The campaign against the Greens candidate for Marrickville is not all fair and above board.

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Warning, NSW: companies like Serco can give privatisation a bad name

Privatisation is firmly on the agenda of the NSW election campaign. But leaders and voters should look to Western Australia for some of the problems it brings.

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Villawood guards blow whistle on OH&S issues at the centre

Three security guards working at Sydney’s Villawood detention centre have exposed occupational health and safety breaches at their workplace, in exclusive interviews with Crikey.

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Habib: my torture at the hands of Egypt’s new de facto leader

Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Mamdouh Habib, has an intimate knowledge of Omar Suleiman; he met him personally while Habib was illegally rendered to Egypt in 2001 and tortured.

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Does Israel believe that Egypt deserves democracy?

Truly free speech in the Arab world threatens Israel because a wide diversity of views will be more loudly heard and necessarily incorporated into the political mainstream, writes Antony Loewenstein.

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Elite Oz soldiers in covert operations for top-secret Alliance Base

Elite Australian soldiers are involved in covert operations for the Americans in the “war on terror”, co-ordinated through the top-secret, Paris-based centre Alliance Base.

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Howes on being a ‘critical friend of Israel’ and union embrace of boycott

The Middle East “quagmire” is largely “the fault of Israel”, according to Paul Howes, national secretary of the Australian Workers Union (AWU).

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Private contractor Serco escapes scrutiny in the detention debate

Effective mental health services, despite Immigration Department spokesman Sandi Logan saying they are first class, are sadly lacking because mandatory detention exacerbates trauma.

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Departing ALP member tells of deep Zionist influence in party

The departing Labor member for Fowler, Julia Irwin, has revealed the deep influence of the Zionist lobby on the ALP and the inner workings of her party towards the Middle East.

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Why privatisation should be on the agenda

The Crikey/ACIJ series on Australian companies profiting from the foreign aid budget is a welcome discussion of the rapid privatisation of services in Australia and overseas, an area largely ignored by the mainstream media.

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IDF lawyer: the problem isn’t with international law, it’s fighting terrorism

In light of the recent Gaza flotilla disaster, the Goldstone report and ongoing global attempts to hold Israeli officials to account for alleged war crimes, this seminar on terror and laws of war was well timed.

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Overland branded biased by Jewish academics

Australian Jewish academics are trying to intimidate one of the country’s leading literary journals.

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It’s a good time to be in the detention centre business. Just ask Serco

Concerns over Serco’s management of Curtin are rising, but that hasn’t put a dent in the company’s profits.

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Tamils vote for independence — and will vote against Labor

Australian’s Tamil community want an independent homeland in Sri Lanka. And they want respect from a federal government here that is now denying visa applications to their people.

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Christmas Island ‘pressure cooker’ could explode after UN review

The situation in Christmas Island is expected to blow up completely if the Federal Government is allowed to deport asylum seekers back to strife-torn Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

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