Antony Loewenstein

Journalist and author


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

February 23, 2018 1

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

November 13, 2017 12

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

‘The situation feels hopeless’: 50 years of Israeli occupation

June 6, 2017 14

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

April 28, 2017 7

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?

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

April 20, 2012 1

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.

Pakistan, where private security is a state within a state

April 13, 2012 1

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

PNG and civil strife is high on the agenda

February 16, 2012 3

The reality away from corporate spin is a simmering conflict.

How the ‘resource curse’ eats at the heart of Bougainville

How the ‘resource curse’ eats at the heart of Bougainville

February 10, 2012 7

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

Christmas Is: residents’ hope for more than a prison island

December 1, 2011 3

The isolation of the Christmas Island detention centre is the key to soaring mental health problems of staff and detainees. Crikey took the long flight to inspect the facility.

Curtin detention centre: 30min drive from Derby, ‘fit in or f-ck off’

November 30, 2011 3

Curtin is situated inside an Australian Airforce Base, around 30 minutes drive from Derby, and can only be accessed by prior arrangement with Serco. Crikey paid a visit.