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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Secret financial services agreement exposed by WikiLeaks threatens personal data

Secret trade negotiations revealed by WikiLeaks show the US trying to head off moves to protect citizens’ data from US control.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Iraq insurgency revives shuffling zombie neocon army

The chaos in Iraq is another chance for neoconservatives to push for Western intervention — a course that will again make us less safe from terrorism.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Why white terrorism isn’t terrorism

Terrorism by white people isn’t framed as terrorism because it undermines the real benefits of the War on Terror for western governments.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Abbott and Harper renew a blinkered coalition of denialism

Tony Abbott’s efforts to stymie international action on climate change ignores how central climate change is becoming to economic and security issues.

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UNITED STATES |

Obama coughs up the solution to coal pollution

The US President is switching the conversation on climate change over to human health. Doctors George Crisp and David Shearman say he’s on to something.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

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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CATHY ALEXANDER | UNITED STATES |

Obama changes the conversation on climate change

Barack Obama is framing the need to act on carbon pollution as being about human health — preventing asthma, heart attacks etc. Might that work here?

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Aussies dead in drone strikes — and Brandis does not care

The government has no view on whether the killing of two Australians by US drone strikes in Yemen was illegal, inappropriate or concerning, George Brandis reveals.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

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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HELEN RAZER | UNITED STATES |

Misogyny not to blame for Santa Barbara massacre

We love the narrative that blames a current cultural ill (loose morals, video games, a controversial book, misogyny) for random acts of inexplicable horror. But this narrative is completely wrong.

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MATTHEW CLAYFIELD | UNITED STATES |

Follow Friday: @uncutcg, occupying the electoral process

Carl Gibson wants to turn radical street politics into real power in Washington. He talks to Crikey about his new party, the long road to recognition and the power of Twitter.

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UNITED STATES |

NYT, Le Monde ditch eds: where are all the female media leaders?

There are few female editors atop the world’s major newspapers, and as of this morning, there are two fewer, write Crikey’s Myriam Robin and Glenn Dyer.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Rundle locks eyes with Andy Coulson at phone-hacking trial

Guy Rundle headed along to week 25 of the News phone-hacking trial in London, and found everyone’s getting tired. Have Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson suffered enough already?

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Who — and what country — is driving Brandis’ conservative shift?

The Attorney-General’s chief of staff seems to have strong views on complying with US demands. And they may be having an influence on George Brandis.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Wingnuttery and racists the last gasp of a dying Right

Isn’t just a pain when your local, beloved “folk hero” turns out to be a vile, hate-spewing racist?

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Lockheed wins out over taxpayers in the F-35 procurement nightmare

The history of the F-35 is that of a defence procurement disaster. But contrary to the claims of the Pentagon, the program is still not under control.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

An Australian killed, to the studied indifference of his government

An Australian has been killed overseas. But the federal government is strangely incurious about it, and has nothing to say about it. Its ideology is getting in the way.

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UNITED STATES |

George W. Bush turns his hand to painting, but is he any good?

George W. Bush, one of America’s most polarising presidents, has opened a new art exhibition of his work. Freelance journalist Doyle Rader visits the exhibition in Dallas to find out if Dubya has any artistic ability.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

The incredible shrinking building material that makes the future possible

Crikey’s writer-at-large is on the road in the United States and learning about graphene. You may not know what graphene is now, but it could save your life someday.

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PROFESSOR DAMIEN KINGSBURY | UNITED STATES |

The new tri-polar world: why Russia can do whatever it likes

The United States is effectively powerless in the empire-building of Russia. There’s three sherifs in the world right now, and America might not even be the most influential.

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UNITED STATES |

Australia’s moral duty to slap down US aggression

The United States is guilty of war crimes, human rights violations and extreme violence. As its ally, Australia’ silence on morally reprehensible behaviour constitutes complicity, writes Dr Scott Burchill, senior lecturer in international relations at Deakin University.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Rundle: the robots are coming, for good or ill

Spectacular advances in robotic technology are a far cry from Rosie the maid — they can self-replicate, replace millions of workers and, most sinister of all, hunt and kill. Crikey examines the dark side of our bright future.

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BERNARD KEANE | UNITED STATES |

Snowden: mass surveillance is failing us, and we can defeat it

Edward Snowden’s two public ‘appearances’ this week have expanded the debate on both the utility of mass surveillance and how ordinary internet users can defeat it.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

Daft Vaders they aren’t, as 3D printing goes home

The 3D printing revolution is coming to your home — or at least a site near you. On his journey across America, Crikey’s writer-at-large visits a backyard Buffalo outfit leading the charge.

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GUY RUNDLE | UNITED STATES |

A revolution in the making — printed out in 3D

Additive manufacturing, robotics, nanotubes … the new industrial revolution is here. But will it all really transform lives? In a new Crikey series, we begin in the world of 3D printing.

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