July 25, 2017 2
At a time of mounting concerns about cybersecurity, remember it's always your own government that's the greatest threat.
May 16, 2016
The Swedish saying got lost in translation.
February 4, 2016
The sabotage of the investigation of allegations against Julian Assange by the Swedish and UK governments could provide the basis for a UN committee decision about his detention.
November 30, 2015 16
It's become clear that the Swedish and UK governments will do virtually anything to ensure the investigation of Julian Assange never proceeds.
September 1, 2015 19
Crikey's writer-at-large flits about Europe and discovers our post-capitalist future.
February 18, 2015
How Australians subsidise Kiwi wine. And other business tidbits of the day.
November 12, 2013
Movie theatres in Sweden are going to rate films as to whether they pass the "Bechdel test". Women's Agenda journalist Jordi Roth reports on what this could mean for women's equality -- on and off screen.
May 15, 2013 6
There's nothing like parental leave. Go to a movie, play squash, wash the car -- all these activities lie on the same plane. Put "be with your child" in it, you'll see the difference.
May 14, 2013 9
Paid parental leave is actually quite a conservative policy that erodes women's rights and entrenches gender division. Just look at Sweden's generous scheme for evidence of that.
August 24, 2012 29
Claims that it would be easier for the US to extradite Julian Assange from Sweden than from the UK don't stack up. Swedish legal academic Mark Klamberg explains why.
August 21, 2012 15
It's possible to be take allegations of s-xual misconduct against Julian Assange seriously, while still being concerned about the US government campaign against him.
August 17, 2012 23
The behaviour of multiple governments toward Julian Assange undermines the argument that he's not the target of a campaign.
August 16, 2012
Crikey readers have their say.
June 29, 2012 13
Julian Assange's fear of being extradited to the US over allegations of political crimes may be misguided -- but he should be alert to alternative legal challenges, Donald K. Anton writes.
November 24, 2011 21
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd's answers about the Julian Assange extradition case suggest a distinct lack of curiosity about what the Americans plan for the WikiLeaks founder.
July 14, 2011 8
Two justices, representing the near-pinnacle of English law have spent a more than a day considering the details of two one-night stands and a tackle rub undertaken nearly a year ago in a faraway city.
June 28, 2011
A pre-school in Sweden abandoned the use of male and female pronouns and doesn't read traditional fairytales with strict gender stereotypes, in a bid to be completely gender-neutral.
March 22, 2011 8
Crikey readers have their say.
December 16, 2010 12
Assange's defenders need to talk about a process of control, exception and rendition that is using not abnormal state processes, but normal ones to achieve their ends, turning the world into one huge airport security scanner.
December 10, 2010
We lefties have a predisposition to believe in those Swedes. We tend to see them as showing the way towards capitalism with a social conscience. Yet we shouldn't be so surprised at the fears of Julian Assange’s Swedish lawyer coming true, says Richard Farmer.