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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: Liberals hate Q&A because it is, well, liberal

The furore over Zaky Mallah has exposed Australia’s real attitudes towards free speech and genuine liberal democracy.

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Rundle: the paralysing fear of Zaky Mallah’s hat

Do we really think the cops need to vet a TV studio audience to protect them from dangerous ideas?

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Rundle: Captain Tony’s pleasure cruise is taking on water, and fast

The Coalition can only buy itself a little bit more time before the whole thing goes down in flames. But will it run out of things to burn before the Labor Party itself sinks without a trace?

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Rundle: in a Yazidi refugee camp, a liminal people lost, pining for anywhere

After a last-minute and perilous escape from genocidal Islamic State, the remaining Yazidis are stuck in a refugee camp, waiting for somewhere to go.

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Rundle: the fractured lives of Kurdistan, as Turkey wrestles with the cost of peace

Islamists shot up a hotel only a few doors down from where Crikey’s writer-at-large Guy Rundle is staying. And that’s not even the scariest part.

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Rundle: a tense Turkey holds its breath for election fallout

The Kurdish HDP has won a historic victory in Turkey. But the ruling establishment is not going down without a fight.

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Rundle: Kurdish HDP party victorious in a resplendent Turkey

Crikey’s writer-at-large gets to know the Kurdish party the HDP as they pull in enough votes to curb the ruling AKP.

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Rundle: death to Whitlamism, the right is imploding, and quit your job, right now!

Crikey’s writer-at-large is on a terrace in Istanbul, reflecting on the week that was and why you should stop making arseholes rich.

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Rundle: RIP Charles Kennedy (and capitalism)

The right is collapsing, capitalism is dead, FIFA are getting their just desserts, and Charles Kennedy is dead. What a week.

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Rundle: why Ireland is showing us up in same-sex marriage

Australian politics is so broken we can’t even pass something that 70% of the population support.

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Rundle: the tragedy of gentrification, and London’s ‘ghost bohemia’

Platform 9 3/4 is an abomination, but it is not the real problem with modern London.

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Rundle: roll up, roll up, and watch the right implode

When the right are actually advocating sterilising the poor, the end is probably nigh.

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Rundle: who’s afraid of the latte-sippers?

The Greens are, in the long run, the party in waiting for leadership, because their class is in waiting for leadership.

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Rundle: picking your own ‘winners’ is no way to fund the arts

After increasing ministerial oversight of arts funding, George Brandis now bears personal responsibility for every piece of terrible, biased and just plain dumb art that is commissioned.

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Rundle: four ways the Labor Party could save its bacon

If — and this is a big if — the Labor Party wants to continue as an Australian political party with any votes and influence at all, here is what it needs to do.

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Rundle: Labo(u)r in crisis — suck it up and lay off the Greens

Labour in the UK might just have to accept its role as a party representing a diminishing section of the social whole. Labor in Australia has a bold opportunity to reshape its core.

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Rundle: why Jews (and everyone) need to stand up for halal

There are shades of anti-Semitism at the root of the anti-halal nonsense.

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Rundle: ‘visionaries’ with 20-20 hindsight pick apart Labour’s corpse

Labo(u)r parties everywhere are both weaker and stronger than they appear to be.

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Rundle: calls for bloodletting as Labour, Lib-Dems count their dead

Barely anyone expected the shock wins and losses at the recent UK election. So, just who cannibalised whose votes? And where to for David Cameron and his diminished, eight-seat majority?

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Why the right hates universities so much

The Bjorn Lomborg fiasco is symptomatic of an all-out war being waged by the right on the intelligentsia since the ’60s.

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Rundle: dashed hopes and a bitter dawn for a progressive UK

Ed Miliband has failed to convince UK voters to entrust him with their country. The question will be: what now?

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A seat-by-seat guide to the UK election (and how Guy Rundle will be voting)

On the eve of the election, Crikey’s writer-at-large gives you a handy form guide to tell which way the wind is blowing.

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Rundle: Class War and vodka cheesecake

Communist-anarchist-socialist troublemakers Class War heckled and jeered their way through a pantomime hustings in a Tory stronghold. Was anything truly at stake?

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And now, for the snooker

Snooker is a struggle against the mute indifference of the universe to your desires, says Crikey’s writer-a-large.

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Rundle: who will definitely (maybe) win the UK election, in six scenarios

It is possible Labour could form a coalition government with the Scottish National Party. Except it has sworn it would do no deals with the SNP. So now what?

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