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World’s silliest neoliberal poll champions brutal regimes

Bernard Keane September 28, 2017 8 Comments

The neoliberal World Economic Forum is back with its annual lauding of some of the worst industrial relations laws in the world.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey July 17, 2017

Our new best buds ... Barnaby Joyce throws shade ... Eric Beecher moonlighting at fake news site? ...

If Al Jazeera closes, we all lose

Crikey July 10, 2017 11 Comments

We will all know less about the world and hear only more Western-centric news if Al Jazeera is forced to close, writes journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren.

War on Terror keeps the terrorist cash cycle going

War on Terror keeps the terrorist cash cycle going

Bernard Keane August 18, 2014 22 Comments

Despite what the government might say, Australian taxpayers have been directly and indirectly helping fund terrorism for years.

Think again on uranium sale to illiberal UAE

Think again on uranium sale to illiberal UAE

Crikey August 8, 2012 1 Comment

If our relations with China have taught us one thing, it is that politics is politics and business is business. Lowy Institute fellow Dr Rodger Shanahan reports at The Interpreter.

Emirates announces in-flight internet charges, but bigger picture remains clouded

Crikey December 14, 2011

Emirates has announced affordable sky internet charges but left unanswered questions as to how it will deal with bandwidth assassins and other issues, writes Ben Sandilands.

Photographing the ‘real’ United Arib Emirates

Crikey August 12, 2011

Lauren Lancaster originally intended to visit the United Arab Emirates on an archaeology study but ended up there as a photographer dedicated to capturing how the place differs from its "comic-book-like" image perpetuated in Western media.

Who’s to blame for Dubai’s collapse?

Crikey December 17, 2009

How did Dubai turn so quickly from the city of gold to a financial pile of dust? Or was the Dubai Dream always just that -- a glittering facade built on a shaky foundation of debt and dubious labour?

Dubai was already bankrupt: morally and financially

Crikey November 30, 2009

Dubai may have Western fast food chains, impressive skyscrapers and designer fashions, but beneath its modern facade, it is a dictatorship built by slaves, with the highest per capita carbon emissions on Earth says Johann Hari.

Dubai: much ado about nothing

Dubai: much ado about nothing

Crikey November 30, 2009

Don't believe the panic, says Zachary Karabell: Dubai won't default on its debts -- its neighbors won't allow it to happen -- and even if it did, it wouldn't be the be the great global disaster many are predicting.