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Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle  — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey. He's a former editor of Arena Magazine and contributes to a variety of publications in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Hilali's uncovered meat opens Pandora's can of cultural worms

Hilali's uncovered meat opens Pandora's can of cultural worms

Days after Irfan Yusuf pointed out that Sheikh Al-Hilali has a kindred spirit in Pastor ‘He Hit Me and It Felt Like a Kiss’ Danny Nalliah*, comes word that al-Hilali has support from an unexpected quarter.

Iraq insurgency finds a new target: Australians

Iraq insurgency finds a new target: Australians

Forget the Anzac blather, Australian troops were attacked this week in Iraq as the province they patrol slides into full and potentially deadly conflict.

After the surge, the return of a violent tide

After the surge, the return of a violent tide

We were told that the US’s surge in Iraq was going to provide exactly the number of troops required to lock down the dissident areas of Baghdad. Nope.

Scots wa-hey!

Scots wa-hey!

That longed-for event – the breakup of the UK – receded somewhat today with news that the Liberal Democrats have refused to back the Scottish Nationalist Party’s push for a referendum on independence should the latter party win the largest minority of seats in the upcoming Scottish elections.

'Mad' Mel's columns of mass destruction

'Mad' Mel's columns of mass destruction

Last month, Australia was graced with a visit from ‘mad’ Melanie Phillips, the British columnist most recently famous for her book, Londonistan: How Britain is Building a Terror State from Within. It argues that contemporary Britain is in the same state as Germany in 1932 on the eve of a Nazi-style takeover.

Hola Cubanos! Feeling at home here and there and everywhere

Hola Cubanos! Feeling at home here and there and everywhere

The refugee exchange deal is so multidimensionally strange as to beggar belief, exchanging an equal number of people at considerable expense, while giving them exactly what they want.

Dark days for undergraduate weirdos

Dark days for undergraduate weirdos

It’s generally agreed that the Virginia massacre isn’t going to change US gun laws -- you’d probably need about a half-dozen of them in the space of a month to do that. However, what it will do is increase surveillance of students and psychological profiling in US universities, and by extension, here.

Tintin trashes Gallipoli. Who cares?

Tintin trashes Gallipoli. Who cares?

The electorate hired Howard to lock up boat people and run security in 2001 and they didn’t hire Latham in 2004. Now they want to hire someone to turn the arbitration tap back on and pull us out of America’s arse.

Abbott roots out a grain of truth on Aboriginal diabetes

Abbott roots out a grain of truth on Aboriginal diabetes

Even the dumbest pig finds a truffle now and then, and some of the complexities in the issue Tony Abbott is discussing need to be disentangled.

Marx-happy Pope may lose the local battalions

Marx-happy Pope may lose the local battalions

Influential Australian ultra-Catholics may be caught between a Pope and a hard place by the latest literary offering of His Holiness.