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Corbyn's Labour facing trouble on all fronts after seven MPs defect

Corbyn's Labour facing trouble on all fronts after seven MPs defect

The breakaway "Independent Group" of Labor MPs have joined the crossbench to protest Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit stance. But apart from some lofty words, do they stand for anything?

'The government can't arrest them all': a look at journalism under Duterte

'The government can't arrest them all': a look at journalism under Duterte

Crikey speaks to veteran Filipino journalist and activist Inday Espina-Varona about Maria Ressa, Rappler, and the increasing dangers of reporting the news.

Finally, some rare sense in the battle to save Hakeem

Finally, some rare sense in the battle to save Hakeem

DFAT made a deft diplomatic move in the debate around Thailand's detention of Hakeem al-Araibi, saving Thailand some face and allowing Australia some wriggle room.

Will the Year of the Pig bring good fortune for the Chinese-Australian economy?

Will the Year of the Pig bring good fortune for the Chinese-Australian economy?

Global corporate gluttony and a “silicon curtain” between China and the West will call time on the boom years.

Venezuela may bend to the right, but not as easily as the US hopes

Venezuela may bend to the right, but not as easily as the US hopes

The right-led coup in Venezuela is going to plan so far but, if it's successful, ordinary Venezuelans will not be the beneficiaries.

China's surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate

China's surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate

We need to stop kidding ourselves that we're so different from the Chinese on surveillance and control. They just do it better than us.

DFAT is a dawdling joke of a department

DFAT is a dawdling joke of a department

The Australian response to the recent detention of Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun exposes the risk-averse dead hand of DFAT for what it really is.

Why it's simply impassable! Brexit deal enters an absurd Wonderland.

Why it's simply impassable! Brexit deal enters an absurd Wonderland.

With the latest moves on Brexit in the House of Commons, absurdity and governance have fused completely.

Venezuelan coup draws battlelines around the world

Venezuelan coup draws battlelines around the world

Previously, this coup would have been nothing more than the straightforward exercise of power in the US backyard. But we live in interesting times...

It's time for Australia to face reality on China

It's time for Australia to face reality on China

The reasons for Yang Hengjun’s detention remain unclear. But human rights violations have escalated sharply under the increasingly repressive regime of Xi Jingping.