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Binoy Kampmark: Disaster As Joy - Cyclone Debbie Strikes

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 05:46 PM
“If the building starts to break up, protect yourself w[sic] mattresses, rugs etc under strong table or hold onto solid fixture.” Queensland Ambulance, Twitter, Mar 28, 2017 Read more...

Russia wages legal & cultural war on LGBTIs

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 03:16 PM
Although Europe has generally seen some progress in achieving LGBTQI+ rights over the last two decades, the skies have recently been darkening over certain parts of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where legislation has been introduced with the aim ... Read more...

Fearing Waco Bloodshed at a Buddhist Temple

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 02:12 PM
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Fearing duplication of 1993's Waco, Texas bloodshed, thousands of Thai troops and police retreated from their three-week siege surrounding a Buddhist temple after failing to find the former abbot who is wanted for alleged financial ... Read more...

Defeating the IS group: A war mired in contradictions

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 01:55 PM
US President Donald J. Trump’s vow to defeat what he terms radical Islamic terrorism forces the United States to manoeuvre the Middle East’s and North Africa’s murky world of ever shifting alliances and labyrinths of power struggles within power struggles. Read more...

Commentary - which way you goin’, Israel?

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 01:31 PM
Yesterday I read a comment under an article on Israel on the website Russia Insider describing actions around Israel’s intrusion and military action into Syrian airspace. The comment read, paraphrased, nuke the Israeli terrorists and give the land back ... Read more...

Your future: A response to “My future” by Khalais Waerea

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 12:53 PM
I read Khalais Waerea’s opinion about his future education options, and it left me feeling peculiar because I had been in his shoes almost 10 years ago. “My generation” he believes “will be the ones to change the world”. These are the exact thoughts ... Read more...

The Electronics Ban and Lessons in Futility - Binoy Kampmark

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 12:24 PM
Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the ... Read more...

The Demon Drink and Cricket Sponsorship - Binoy Kampmark

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 12:16 PM
A strong tone of temperance has characterised discussions about Australian cricket of late. The tone got somewhat more excited with the announcement that Cricket Australia, after two decades, would end its relationship with Carlton and United Breweries, ... Read more...

Cyclone Watch in Australia - Binoy Kampmark

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 12:11 PM
The curious, sweaty mammals of North Queensland in Australia are bracing themselves for yet another cyclone with an anodyne name. Cyclone Debbie might have impressed you as a person who turns up at the door asking for donations for the Red Cross Appeal. ... Read more...

Gordon Campbell on the Labour/Greens Deal

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 11:50 AM
I f Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as ... Read more...
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