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Can I buy a vowel?

Crikey readers discuss war, elections and other issues of the day.

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Why we should look at Kokoda, not Gallipoli

Crikey readers discuss nationalism and other issues of the day.

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The repercussions of Scott McIntyre’s sacking

Crikey readers have their say on the sacking of an SBS sports reporter, and other issues of the day.

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Rundle: on Anzac Day in Dublin and a cause worth dying for

The Easter Rising was worth becoming a martyr for, but Anzac Day collapses under the weight of its own meaninglessness.

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Tips and rumours

Greg Hywood’s gone phishing … David Cameron likes all the footbal teams … 4BC lineup revealed …

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Zoo Weekly sexes up Anzac without VA approval

Zoo Weekly has a special Anzac centenary edition. Unfortunately, no one told the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Rundle: the guns of August, the landing at Gallipoli, and the complicated reasoning of WW I

World War I was the confluence of a huge number of factors, and Gallipoli was just one tiny part of a dramatic world shift that continues to this day.

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Keane: the old and the new of Anzac amnesia

A century on from Gallipoli, Australia remains mired in pointless imperial ventures in the Middle East and “Lest We Forget” was never more ironic.

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Tips and rumours

SBS insider says The Oz was right … The Age says Sydney is alright … and the face of Anzac Day’s story …

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Tattoo licences wash off … Gina’s book on the red carpet … and Fairfax is still making hay from war deaths …

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Tips and rumours

Guess who’s got good dance moves? … the Norfolk Island anthem controversy … the public servants’ guide to ethical failure …

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It’s all just a little bit of history repeating

Crikey readers discuss the Anzacs and other issues of the day.

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Woolworths’ Anzac campaign perfectly appropriate to what Gallipoli has become

The reality of Gallipoli is secondary to its function as a powerful but empty signifier. If we are going to hate Woolworths’ co-option of the Diggers, why do we allow everyone else to do it?

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Rundle: the Right really do not want to open the Anzac can of worms

Insisting that Turkey hold a truth and reconciliation commission into the slaughter of Armenians around the time of the Gallipoli landing will raise some very uncomfortable questions about Australia’s own behaviour.

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Inspiration or just stealing ideas? … is Davidson hard of hearing? … and how to make money off death …

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Dead men talking: can ‘zombie’ Anzacs enrich our understanding of war?

Educating Australians on war history can encourage us to be more reflective, provided it’s done properly, writes Anzac historian Jo Hawkins of the University of Western Australia.

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Peter Underwood’s legacy: challenging the Anzac myth

Tasmania’s governor, who has just died, was outspoken in calling for wars not to be glorified. He preferred a genuine focus on how to bring about peace. Here is one of his most controversial speeches, which is well worth reading.

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Riders on the storm

Crikey readers talk the deficit levy, giving $9 billion to the RBA, the racist undertones of Anzac Day and how we should weather the weather.

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A war widow remembers the WAR Anzac Day march

Crikey readers talk Anzac Day around the world — and right here at home.

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What, no Logies leak? … La Trobe education fight … Tim Wilson tours Maccas …

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Anzac Day’s disjuncture from the bloody failure it represents

At least the women who protested against Anzac Day in the 1970s and ’80s had a real cause. Lest we forget what the remembrance of a bloody failure has become today.

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Tips and rumours

Courier-Mail staff hauled in for legal training … journo earns $270k … ANZAC rules stipulate ‘hand on heart’ …

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Abbott government wants nothing to do with us plebs

Crikey readers have their say on the Immigration Department’s asylum seeker privacy breach, the truth about green spin and Anzac Day.

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Lest we forget to pay: how Anzac Day became a commercial enterprise

Organisations are flogging memorabilia and governments are spending millions on the Anzac century. Army veteran and Lowy military fellow James Brown asks: why can’t we remember without spending up?

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Tips and rumours

Who’s the next Media Watch host? … Q&A to spread its wings … Anzac ad may be illegal …

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