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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 5 UNLOCK?

Rundle: Atlanta, a black city in a white state, is fired up and ready to go

Atlanta, Georgia — you could hear the rally before you could see it. Booming echo of shouts and sweet music beneath, in the Atlanta night. Dark highway down past a fast food strip, suddenly falling away at one side. Behind trees a vast car park, a huge hole in the land and the night, within which a […]

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | UNLOCK?

China takes baby steps towards reforming its legal system

China is not going to revolutionise its legal system and become a Western-style free democracy. But President Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption program suggests some change is afoot.

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India’s PM expecting a rock-star welcome Down Under

With backup dancers and movie stars, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes quite an impression. And his thousands of fans in Australia will be lining up to see the man next month, writes Alys Francis, freelance journalist in Delhi.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: far from Starbucks, and on the way to nowhere

Crikey’s writer at large finds himself among the tin men of Kansas.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 3 UNLOCK?

Rundle: cowboys and Tea Partiers in the American West

Crikey’s writer-at-large gets into a showdown in Dodge City.

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THE WORLD | 3

Brutal new Defence Minister undermines Jokowi’s overtures to West Papua

Indonesia’s new President has talked of hope and reconciliation as regards West Papua, but appointing a hard-line former general sends a different message, writes Nic Maclellan, a journalist and researcher in the Pacific islands.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 2 UNLOCK?

Essential: Abbott’s international standing up, but Coalition struggles

Voters are seeing Tony Abbott’s diplomatic skills in a more positive light but it’s not helping the Coalition’s polling, Essential Report shows.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 12 UNLOCK?

Rundle: at a gun show, the firepower of the American Right

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds there aren’t a whole lot of Obama supporters at a Kansas gun show — but that the Republican Right might be losing ground anyway.

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Jokowi’s new Foreign Minister has not-so-fond memories of Canberra

Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma sifts through the sainted and the spurned in Jokowi’s new cabinet.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 31 UNLOCK?

The inconvenient link between mental health and ‘lone wolf’ terrorism

The reality of radicalisation and terrorism is far more complex than the simplistic, self-serving narratives offered by politicians and the media.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 10 UNLOCK?

Rundle: things to do in Denver when you’re high

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds himself baked in Baker, but the battle for legalisation of marijuana is more about entrenched poverty and the revolving door of federal prison than about stoners’ rights.

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MICHAEL SAINSBURY | THE WORLD | 14

Australia seeks NGO blessing for Cambodia refugee deal, likely to include Manus

Australia now hopes to send refugees from Manus Island to Cambodia as well as those from Nauru.

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Rundle: Democrats to lose the Senate, but Hillary’s waiting in the wings

The United States midterm elections are nearing, and it looks like it’s going to be war between Congress and the White House for the next two years. But that might be just fine with Hillary.

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Rundle: zombies run (well, shuffle) amok on the streets of Denver

Crikey’s writer-at-large finds himself surrounded by fat men with guns and the slavering undead.

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Iron ore miners, beware: China is not going to keep buying our resources

China’s economy is slowing, and its housing market is in the toilet. While Treasury forecasts suggest everything is fine, underneath the surface the cracks are beginning to show.

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Abbott gets an audience with Indonesia’s shrubbery-defacing President

Just 12 hours into his presidency, Joko Widodo has shown himself to be a new kind of leader, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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THE WORLD | 10

Why George Brandis wants to throw me in jail

I travelled to Iraq to see the effects of the war being waged in my name. But under the Foreign Fighters Bill, I could be prosecuted and jailed — and I would have no defence, writes freelance journalist Dan Moss.

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China’s anti-corruption campaign could hurt Aussie unis

The most important meeting of China’s Communist Party will begin today. On the agenda is a possible overhaul of China’s legal system — but its anti-corruption campaign has already begun to take its toll.

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Abbott woos Jokowi, party invite in hand

Today the real work begins for incoming Indonesian President Joko Widodo, writes Indonesia analyst Jim Della-Giacoma.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 10 UNLOCK?

Trade officials gather in Canberra — to undermine the national interest

Canberra is hosting the current round of talks to try to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty — despite the damage it will inflict on the national interest.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 12

Rundle: manning the barricades (again) for reproductive freedom

There’s a feeling of “not this again”, as women and pro-choice supporters gear up to fight oppressive laws which seek to grant “personhood” to zygotes.

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THE WORLD | 20

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Halloween horror-show

The latest draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, released by WikiLeaks, is a literal Mickey Mouse agreement, writes Dr Matthew Rimmer, associate professor at ANU college of law.

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BERNARD KEANE | THE WORLD | 10

Your quick guide to multinational tax dodging

Multinational tax avoidance is a truly massive problem — but defining it is the first of many challenges.

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SHAKIRA HUSSEIN | THE WORLD | 16

All good in the Hudood: Pakistan doesn’t need Malala’s secularism, says female pollie

Former Pakistani MP Raheel Qazi believes a woman’s first priority should be her family and that Malala Yousafzai’s goal of a secular Pakistan should never be realised.

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GUY RUNDLE | THE WORLD | 7

Ebola-wielding terrorists/immigrants and the politics of fear

Ebola is in the US! Maybe IS agents have it! Maybe Mexicans! Crikey’s writer-at-large finds the Ebola narrative fits in perfectly with Americans’ terror of everything.

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