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Antony Loewenstein —

Antony Loewenstein

Antony Loewenstein is a Jerusalem-based freelance journalist, photographer, filmmaker, and author. His most recent book is Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs.

A medically supervised injecting room in Melbourne (Image: AAP/TRACEY NEARMY)

Did Miranda Devine lose the 'war on drugs'?

Devine has been one of Australia’s most vociferous opponents of drug reform for decades. In his new book, Antony Loewenstein checks in: is the fight over?

Life in the Gaza strip (Image: AP/Hatem Moussa)

How Palestine's aid budget fell victim to a curious legal case

A rot has developed in the Palestinian aid debate and it's hurting everyday people.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Philippines drug war kills countless poor people, while the rich escape unscathed

Duterte’s war on drugs has become, like in every other nation where a drugs war is waged, an onslaught against the poor.

Loewenstein: Manus protest is failing, so let's talk about a boycott of Australia

Industries like sporting and tourism could be turned into tools for fighting indefinite incarceration.

'The situation feels hopeless': 50 years of Israeli occupation

Palestinians remain under an Israeli regime of house demolitions, ever-expanding illegal settlements and strict controls over daily life, writes freelance journalist Antony Loewenstein.

Why we should stop Serco from taking over public housing

Should public housing be privately managed? And if so, should Serco, infamous for its role in offshore detention centres, be the one doing the managing?

Apart from the escalating rate of civilian deaths, from Taliban and Western forces, the rise of private security armies has defined the war, resulting in numerous contractor crimes against Afghan civilians.

Private contractors thrive in Afghanistan as Karzai's phase out fails

Apart from the escalating rate of civilian deaths, from Taliban and Western forces, the rise of private security armies has defined the war, resulting in numerous contractor crimes against Afghan civilians.

America and the West have backed the Pakistani state’s brutality since September 11.

Pakistan, where private security is a state within a state

America and the West have backed the Pakistani state’s brutality since September 11.

The reality away from corporate spin is a simmering conflict.

PNG and civil strife is high on the agenda

The reality away from corporate spin is a simmering conflict.

Bougainvilleans may have won the war but the peace has left years of inertia, and a province desperately needing rehabilitation.

How the 'resource curse' eats at the heart of Bougainville

Bougainvilleans may have won the war but the peace has left years of inertia, and a province desperately needing rehabilitation.