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Antony Loewenstein

Journalist and author


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

November 13, 2017 12 Comments

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

Why we should stop Serco from taking over public housing

April 28, 2017 7 Comments

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 Comment

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 Comment

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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 Comments

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.

Woodside’s Kimberley: red dirt, pristine coastline … and heavy security

Woodside’s Kimberley: red dirt, pristine coastline … and heavy security

November 29, 2011 2 Comments

When West Australian Premier Colin Barnett said last week that he welcomed the announcement of a permanent US military presence in northern Australia), his words are worth considering in a wider context.

Strange bedfellows: new nexus between Israel and far Right

October 25, 2011 8 Comments

This is an extract from an essay in On Utøya: Anders Breivik, right terror, racism and Europe.