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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: Iraq on the brink will change the world, for good or ill

Crikey’s writer-at-large ponders the next stage in the crisis unfolding in Iraq — a situation where the world will not come out as it went in.

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Rundle: Abetz and the sleazy switch from moral campaign to scientific irrationalism

Eric Abetz says there is a demonstrated link between abortion and breast cancer (he now says he didn’t, despite it airing on national television). Won’t anyone stand up for science anymore?

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Britney Spears: The Cabaret — or why go to the theatre at all?

Guy Rundle’s love of pop music leads him to a lo-fi cabaret performance of Britney Spears’ life story. What could go wrong?

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Rundle: Team Australia would love to have free speech, but there’s a war on

You wouldn’t want to to underestimate what a defeat this 18c stuff up is for the Right, writes Guy Rundle.

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Rundle: ‘preference whisperer’ alleges backstabbing and dysfunction behind Ricky Muir

Crikey’s writer-at-large speaks to sacked AMEP staffer Glenn Druery and gets it straight from the “preference whisperer’s” mouth.

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Rundle: why Libya was different

Increased hostilities in Libya have some wondering if Western powers should not have intervened. But Crikey’s writer-at-large believed then — and believes now — it was a good idea.

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The Guardian‘s tabloid moment: Davies defends Dowler stories

Nick Davies defends The Guardian’s role in News of the World’s demise amid the phone hacking scandal.

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Rundle: ever returning the guns of August can’t give WWI meaning

On the 100th anniversary of World War One, the world revives a fundamental forgetting of what the war was — a failure to find a way to act out of humanity.

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Rundle: Victorian Greens optimistic, but rumblings beneath the surface

The Victorian Greens are polling well and hope to take out more than one seat at this year’s state poll. But where to concentrate finite resources?

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Rundle: how job application scheme will kill the Coalition’s base

The government wants job-seekers to apply for 40 jobs every month. All well and good, but what about those businesses that have to process them all? Crikey’s writer-at-large crunches the numbers.

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Rundle: Tim Wilson’s all-singing, all-dancing free speech freedom jamboree

The Australian Human Rights Commission is hosting a conference on freedom, but is it just another case of choosing talk over action?

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Rundle: the tortured moral philosophy of offshore detention

Degrading the distinction between action and the consequences of non-action undermines all morality. Crikey’s writer-at-large parses the moral arguments for offshore detention and the current bombing of Gaza.

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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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