Australia, we can do better

There are so many of us that think January 26th is a…

Political Wrecking Ball for Hire : Tried and…

Over the Christmas break, at a time when the last thing anybody…

The Prime Minister for Double Standards

Why do Coalition PMs keep conferring titles on themselves that they patently…

Remembering Rosa Luxemburg 100 Years Since Her Murder

Comrade Marcus Strom alerted me and many others on Facebook that yesterday…

Scott, Gladys, Australian Values And Other Dead Fish

What a week, eh?In response to drug deaths at music festivals, Gladys…

Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to…

The Cave

"Imagine a cave," Socrates asks of Glaucon, his most loyal acolyte and…

Rather than public office, Mark Latham should seek…

After being dropped by virtually every media outlet in the country, Mark…

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Australia, we can do better

John Kelly

There are so many of us that think January 26th is a dreadful choice for a national celebration of nationhood, one wonders why a change of date struggles to gain more traction.Why do we punish ourselves so? Choosing to celebrate the birth of our nation on a day that commemorates…

Our best future

The AIM Network

By Stephen Fitzgerald April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited Earth in the world's first manned space flight. "I saw how beautiful our planet is. People, let us preserve and increase this beauty, not destroy it!"Scientists calculated a 'point of no return' for dealing with climate change - and time…

Seventy Years of Aspiration: Rights Charters and the Universal Declaration…

Dr Binoy Kampmark

It was a gathering of activists masquerading as deep thinkers. Ostensibly, it was to celebrate seven decades of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one devised in the aftermath of a traumatised world and easier to do so for that fact. But this gathering on Lonsdale Street, Melbourne which featured irritatingly…

Scott, Gladys, Australian Values And Other Dead Fish

Rossleigh

What a week, eh?In response to drug deaths at music festivals, Gladys Berejiklian expressed her sorrow and told her audience…

Remembering Rosa Luxemburg 100 Years Since Her Murder

Dr Tristan Ewins

Comrade Marcus Strom alerted me and many others on Facebook that yesterday (15/1/19) was the 100th Anniversary of the brutal…

News and Politics

Political Wrecking Ball for Hire : Tried and Tested works…

Terence Mills

Over the Christmas break, at a time when the last thing anybody wants to be thinking about is Peter Dutton,…

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The Prime Minister for Double Standards

Kaye Lee

Why do Coalition PMs keep conferring titles on themselves that they patently do not live up to?Abbott was the Prime…

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Scott, Gladys, Australian Values And Other Dead Fish

Rossleigh

What a week, eh?In response to drug deaths at music festivals, Gladys Berejiklian expressed her sorrow and told her audience…

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion

Dr Binoy Kampmark

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December,…

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The Cave

George Theodoridis

"Imagine a cave," Socrates asks of Glaucon, his most loyal acolyte and Plato's big brother."Right-o," says Glaucon."Now imagine a line…

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Rather than public office, Mark Latham should seek help

Kaye Lee

After being dropped by virtually every media outlet in the country, Mark Latham is aiming to return to what he…

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Environment

Agreed Rules, COP24 and Climate Change Protest

Dr Binoy Kampmark

The world, if it goes off in a burn, will do so courtesy of the rules - or their elastic…

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A Climate of Opinion

The AIM Network

By John Haly The battle for climate change mitigation is euphemistically referred to as a “debate” amidst ideologically restrained political advocates…

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Denials Down Under: Climate Change and Health

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Richard Horton’s note in an October 2015 issue of The Lancet was cautiously optimistic. It described the launch of Doctors…

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Social Justice

If only Dutton and Morrison weren't so mean

Eva Cripps

In June 2018, when the world broke into uniform outrage over the forced separation and detention of illegal migrant children…

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The children, the children!

George Theodoridis

Twenty-five minutes into last Monday night's QandA, a question was asked about the refugees and specifically the children, stuck in…

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Evacuating Nauru: Médecins Sans Frontières and Australia’s Refugee Dilemma

Dr Binoy Kampmark

It is an organisation not without its problems. Conceived in the heat of idealism, and promoted as the vanguard of…

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AIM Extra

Remembering Rosa Luxemburg 100 Years Since Her Murder

Dr Tristan Ewins

Comrade Marcus Strom alerted me and many others on Facebook that yesterday (15/1/19) was the 100th Anniversary of the brutal…

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Dances of Disinformation: The Partisan Politics of the Integrity Initiative

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Is there such a plane of blissful, balanced information, deliberated and debated upon? No. Governments mangle; corporations distort. Interest groups…

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The Puppets of Margie Maegher

Joseph Carli

Sunday story time!We all, at some point in our lives become witness to another’s “situation” ... In my first marriage,…

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Your Say

Festering Greed

The AIM Network

From Christian Marx, two poems of protest. Festering GreedCapitalism... a loathsome disease A festering construction It brings men to their knees A harbinger of societal…

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Rising corruption and coal

The AIM Network

By 1petermcc Lately in coal markets around the world, there has been an increase of exposure of cases where the industry has found compliant…

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The party is over!

Joseph Carli

As a baby-boomer heading at breakneck speed toward my seventieth birthday (though still 3yrs away) I have just recently come…

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