Jeff SparrowAug 7, 201416 Comments
Here and abroad, there's a pattern emerging where the harshest punishments are reserved for those who expose crimes rather than those who may have committed them, writes Overland editor Jeff Sparrow.
Jeff SparrowAug 5, 201417 Comments
In Australia, there should be no place for reactionary essentialism while we debate politics and ideas, says Overland editor Jeff Sparrow.
Jeff SparrowApr 17, 201214 Comments
Neither Gillard nor Obama has the political capital to stare down public opposition forever.
Jeff SparrowSep 23, 201124 Comments
The Troy Davis execution reminds us that capital punishment in the US has an intimate relationship with race, and while plenty of US liberals are against the death penalty, three times as many Americans say they strongly favour executions.
Jeff SparrowJan 25, 201116 Comments
Why do al-Jazeera’s Palestine Papers matter so much? Well, because they puncture the central fictions upon which the so-called peace process has always depended.
Jeff SparrowJan 13, 201114 Comments
We are now seeing a concerted attempt to obscure and confuse the meaning of the terrorist act that took place in Tucson, Arizona.
Jeff SparrowOct 14, 201051 Comments
Everyone knows that much of Afghanistan’s current misery can be traced back to the willingness of the Soviets and the US to fund various groups of cut-throats during the cold war. We’re doing exactly the same today.
Jeff SparrowJul 23, 2010
Most Australians now oppose the conflict in Afghanistan. Yet, perversely, its very unpopularity has led to less rather than more public debate about the war.
Jeff SparrowJun 15, 201043 Comments
Last week, with very little fanfare, Afghanistan became the longest war in US history. Where are the mea culpas from all the experts whose earnest predictions about Afghanistan went so terribly awry?
Jeff SparrowFeb 15, 20101 Comment
A campaign of assassination of local leaders thought to be loyal to the Taliban contains an obvious potential for human rights abuses, especially since it’s almost impossible for the media to monitor what undercover troops actually do.