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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: in Projection Festival, finding light in the darkness

The Gertrude Street Projection Festival celebrates the history and potential of inner Melbourne — not its gentrification.

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Rundle: in MH17, the death of meaning from the meaninglessness of death

We in the West are no longer used to sudden or accidental death — and we have no idea how to deal with it.

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Rundle: like a Lambie to the slaughter as dick jokes uncover the Right’s elitism

Accusing Jacqui Lambie of sexism is unfair, and ignores the spectres of prejudice caused by class and gender.

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Rundle: Cold Warriors rattling kalashnikovs can’t give MH17 meaning

MH17 was almost certainly not shot down by the Russian military in a deliberate act of war against any nation with a citizen on board. But tell that to the Right.

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Rundle: chasing Latika as the high priests get pissed

Crikey’s writer-at-large is in the corridors of power, drinking the right wine from the right fridge, as he tries to wrangle an invite to the hottest party in town …

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Rundle: inside the bloody red chamber as time disappears

The carbon tax was repealed at 11.14, but there’s still a long way to go for this sitting of Senate.

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Rundle: Clive runs riot as Abbott holds his breath

This was meant to be the Abbott government’s fortnight of triumph, repealing carbon tax and mining tax hand-in-hand with the newbie senators. But Palmer had other ideas …

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Rundle: anatomy of a beat-up on Aboriginal literacy

The Australian is tearing down a straw-man in its stories on Aboriginal education this week. Time for a Rundle reality check.

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Rundle: it is time to betray Australia

Australia has crossed a moral Rubicon in its treatment of asylum seekers by returning Sri Lankans to a country where they could be tortured or even killed. It is time to turn traitor.

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Rundle: a buzz of black and yellow as newbies take their seats

The Gillard government’s signature piece of policy, the carbon tax, has been quietly prepared for execution — as Clive upstaged his own senators.

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Rundle: Brandis’ most important value is not free speech, it is whiteness

George Brandis is a champion of free speech — except, of course, if such speech is “dangerous” or “extremist”.

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Rundle: Jokowi smiles down on the slums of Jakarta, but is it enough?

Joko Widodo represents a new way for Indonesia, with a focus on youth and small-time problem solving. But can he really help fix Asia’s greatest failure?

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Rundle: Dale’s worst problem was anti-Semitism, not ‘Demidenko’

She’s baaaaaaaaack. Helen Demidenko speaks up to re-claim her controversial book.

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Rundle: you can’t fight in the war room, or why FODI is a stupid idea

Genuinely dangerous ideas are ones you wouldn’t want to circulate. So the Festival of Dangerous Ideas promotes not-so-dangerous ideas, which defeats the purpose and shows how bogus the idea of danger really is.

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Rundle: Brooks sheds the devil’s mark, does Australia beckon?

Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking, but redhead editrix Rebekah Brooks has got off scott-free. Where will she be heading next? Crikey’s writer-at-large speculates she could be Australia-bound.

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Rundle: as ISIS strengthens, the age of empires ends

Iraq is a shambles, a legacy of a failed imperialism. But it’s not just the Middle East — everywhere you look, empires and contrived states are falling apart.

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Guy Rundle’s Marxist guide to the World Cup

Now that Australia is out of the World Cup, whom should you support? Certainly not France, what with their bloody imperialist history.Iran? Greece? Should that even be in the First World? Crikey’s resident Marxist gives you the run-down on which countries are the bastardiest.

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The deadly cast of characters in Iraq’s lethal ISIS game

What is Turkey’s end game? What with the European Union do? Crikey’s writer-at-large introduces the motivations behind the stakeholders in the current crisis in Iraq.

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Australian schools, get ready for an ideological onslaught

The curious case of the “Trojan Horse” document in the United Kingdom has vital lessons for Australia’s education system.

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Rundle: Advance of militants in Iraq means the end of the West as we know it

The recent arrival in Iraq of the ultra-Islamist group ISIS marks the end of the hegemonic West.

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Rundle: gong for friendly feminist a sly move for Abbott

Is Virginia Haussegger — the journalist who once caused a storm for blaming feminists for her failure to have children — the kind of feminist that even anti-feminists can like?

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Rundle’s Review: the novel is dead, long live the novel

Is it possible these days to write a long review of a serious novel without asking some questions about the genre as a whole?

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The increasingly demented Right can’t stop Obama

Barack Obama’s latest declaration on climate change is the third in a highly successful three-pronged domestic policy agenda. And that drives the Republican establishment — and their lunatic Tea Party cousins — nuts.

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Rundle: apres Rolf, le deluge

Britons are reeling from a series of high-profile children’s entertainers who are being accused — and in some cases convicted — or child sex abuse. But Australia’s turn is still to come — and it will be ugly when it does.

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Rundle: Elliot Rodger the product of the world we have made

Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara massacre was not the result of misogyny or violence in culture. It was the result of a rampant, uncontrollable narcissism — and one that our culture breeds, as a matter of course, every day.

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