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Trump’s new shock doctrine is many kinds of stupid

Crikey November 14, 2017 2 Comments

Following the recent terror attack in New York, US President Donald Trump wasted no time in blaming the green card lottery for the disaster, writes Ruby Hamad.

The compelling link between domestic violence and mass murder

Bernard Keane November 7, 2017 11 Comments

There's a well-demonstrated connection between domestic violence, terrorism and mass shootings -- one the government refuses to accept.

Crikey Worm: NYC killer radicalised in the US

Max Chalmers November 2, 2017

Good morning, early birds. Police reveal more details about the man who killed eight people in a terror attack in lower Manhattan, and another one bites the dust in the ongoing citizenship saga. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Razer: how the search for ‘truth’ after Las Vegas has been used to delude voters

Helen Razer October 10, 2017 27 Comments

This US mass shooting, like other US mass shootings, has become what others have described with terrible precision as a Rorschach test.

Widening terror laws allows government to pursue non-terrorist enemies

Bernard Keane October 9, 2017 17 Comments

When governments use words like "terrorism" and "security", the scrutiny that should be applied to them switches off, allowing them to get away with far more than they otherwise could.

Turnbull’s proposed detention law is a victory for terrorists

Greg Barns October 4, 2017 23 Comments

Turnbull's legislation threatens “one of the most fundamental safeguards of personal liberty”.

Domestic violence needs and deserves the same focus as terrorism

Bernard Keane October 4, 2017 27 Comments

Our politicians are now ever-ready to pull the trigger on tougher counter-terrorism laws, and not just once but over and over. Strange that they don't apply that in areas clearly connected to terrorism.

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran August 24, 2017 10 Comments

Travel insurance is a necessity for peace of mind, however you likely won't be covered if a victim of terrorism, explains Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Double standard: white men can’t be terrorists

Bernard Keane August 14, 2017 16 Comments

The media continues to be unable to use the t-word when the terrorist is white.

Something is badly wrong with the way we protect ourselves from terrorism

Bernard Keane August 7, 2017 20 Comments

The discovery of an unsuccessful plot to bring down an airliner should raise serious questions about whether our massive national security spending is making us any safer.