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Rundle: the moral case for illegal counteraction on Manus

Rundle: the moral case for illegal counteraction on Manus

Guy Rundle November 1, 2017 27 Comments

Will the refugee groups put a general call-out to those of us willing to be arrested, in organised collective action?

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

Bishop losing her way on Asian diplomacy as Xi cements power

Michael Sainsbury November 1, 2017 5 Comments

While Chinese Premier Xi Jinping consolidated his power at China's 19th National Congress, Australia's leaders continue to show their diplomatic and moral weakness.

Rundle: old lies given new meaning in fraudulent Beersheba commemoration

Rundle: old lies given new meaning in fraudulent Beersheba commemoration

Guy Rundle November 1, 2017 21 Comments

The best thing you can say about Beersheba, a cavalry charge on a Turkish-held Arab town in Palestine, whose inhabitants had love for neither side in the conflict, is that at least it wasn’t, like Gallipoli, an invasion of a sovereign people in their homeland.

Yale Diaries: America’s ‘credibility’ is not the problem here

Yale Diaries: America’s ‘credibility’ is not the problem here

vening.jack@gmail.com October 31, 2017 6 Comments

While pundits wring their hands over Trump eroding America's global "credibility", the rest of us are more concerned about the world blowing up, says Yale fellow and freelance writer Emma Shortis.

Cambodia cancels democracy

Cambodia cancels democracy

Professor Damien Kingsbury October 25, 2017 1 Comment

With the outlawing of its main opposition party, Cambodia's slide back towards totalitarian state is almost complete

Rundle: class, gender and the truth about Weinstein’s protection racket

Rundle: class, gender and the truth about Weinstein’s protection racket

Guy Rundle October 25, 2017 10 Comments

In the Weinstein scandal, the division of power and class is the real one.

Corrupt Zimbabwean dictator perfect fit for World Health Organisation

Corrupt Zimbabwean dictator perfect fit for World Health Organisation

Bernard Keane October 23, 2017 10 Comments

Rather than being unfit for a World Health Organisation ambassadorship, Robert Mugabe is a good fit for the body.

Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bishop demonstrates that when in a hole, it’s best to stop digging

Bernard Keane October 20, 2017 14 Comments

Julie Bishop made a dill of herself over New Zealand. The fact that she hasn't worked it out suggests her lack of judgement continues.

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

Crikey October 20, 2017 2 Comments

Winston Peters revels in his anti-establishment vocalisations and in choosing to form a government with a left-leaning party led by a young woman he only burnishes that reputation, writes freelance journalist Rebekah Holt.

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Manus messenger: podcasting blurred memories from an island prison

Crikey October 20, 2017 3 Comments

Aziz has been telling me about his life and reporting his experiences in the detention centre. From these fragments, we’ve compiled a podcast, The Messenger, writes freelance journalist Michael Green.