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On racist cartoons

Crikey readers have their say on racist cartoons, Eddie Obied and World War I.

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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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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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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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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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Flanagan on war and the ‘poisonous language that seeps into the soul’

One of Australia’s pre-eminent authors spoke movingly at The Lowy Institute about the horrors of war, the power of language and the nature of evil.

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New York Magazine | FILM & TV|

Guns, Huns and World War I: which war has the best movies?

As Hollywood continues to pump out flicks about combat, the question lingers: which American war provides the best film fodder? Even without the shocking exclusion of Sylvester Stallone’s Victory, the answer is a little surprising.

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The ATO’s business needs: lest we forget

The ATO has asked tax office managers to balance their “business needs” against a minute of silence for Remembrance Day next week.

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The Guardian | EUROPE|

Mussolini was a British agent

Newly discovered documents have revealed that, at age 34, Benito Mussolini was paid a regular wage by British spy agency MI5 to publish propaganda in his paper and beat up peace protesters.

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