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Šešelj Rides Again: War Crime Politics and the ICTY

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 4:37 pm | Binoy Kampmark

He has been released, at least temporarily. Vojislav Šešelj found a warm welcome in the Serbian Radical Party (SRS) headquarters in Zemun after the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) had tired of him. More >>

Emissions Accomplished: Australia, Climate Change & the G20

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 4:29 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Australian delegation has provided the comic relief in diplomatic circles for some time now. Its pugilist humanoid of a prime minister, Tony Abbott, has made inane remarks about “shirt fronting” Vladimir Putin, something which distinctly did ... More >>

Committing to the Vacuum: More US Troops to Iraq

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 1:36 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It pays to assume that what is said about a historical situation will be different from a political one. The historical case demands consideration and contemplation. There is argument about causes, but not necessarily resolutions. The political animal ... More >>

Punishing Whistleblowers in Oz: Freya Newman’s Conviction

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 2:24 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It evidently is not on. Disclosing a state of affairs surrounding the Prime Minister of Australia, through revealing a secret scholarship that his daughter received is something that can land you a sentence. It shows the absurdity of understanding the ... More >>

Dysfunctional Hagiography: Australia & Gough Whitlam's Death

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 5:17 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Hagiography is the curse of the Australian Labor movement. It is a movement that searches for, and craves, mythical figures and myths. Such a phenomenon might be termed mummification, and detracts from closer examination. More >>

Human Rights Act UK and critics

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 2:18 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Tory Angst: Getting Bolshie over the Human Rights Act By Binoy Kampmark 8 October 2014 More >>

The Threats to David Cameron’s Tories

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:43 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Sleaze and Defection: The Threats to David Cameron’s Tories By Binoy Kampmark 1 October 2014 More >>

Doing the Impossible: Holding FIFA Accountable

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:50 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There is a sense of frustration in bringing that unruly and labyrinthine football entity known as FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) into the world of squeaky clean finance. It resists two terms with an almost tribal enthusiasm: ... More >>

Congress, the Law and the Strikes on Iraq and Syria

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Congress, the Law and the Strikes on Iraq and Syria By Binoy Kampmark 26 September 2014 More >>

Mass Surveillance in NZ: Tapping the South Cross Sea Cable

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:17 am | Binoy Kampmark

Mass Surveillance in New Zealand: Tapping the South Cross Sea Cable By Dr. Binoy Kampmark 17 September 2014 More >>

Hacking Hollywood: Nudity, Selfies and Celebrity Privacy

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 2:23 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Can we make anything of what, according to The Independent, is one of “the biggest celebrity hacks of all time”? Celebrities who crow and drape themselves over each other for the next ghastly “selfie” rush to lawyers and authorities when their ... More >>

Earthquakes, Gods and California

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:57 pm | Binoy Kampmark

We all want to enjoy the fruits of the quakes, so we all have to prepare for the downside too. Ross S. Stein, United States Geological Survey, Aug 24, 2014 More >>

The Ecuadorian Saga: Julian Assange and Extradition

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:18 pm | Binoy Kampmark

So far, the latest chapter in the Julian Assange chronicle within the Ecuadorian embassy in London is one of mixed, and ultimately doomed promise. He is ailing, though it was clear that a deficiency in Vitamin D for a period of two years was bound to ... More >>

Comedian’s Death: Robin Williams and the Virtues of Suicide

Friday, 15 August 2014, 1:15 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Grim Reaper never runs out of converts. Put another way, death never gets his full due. Comedians do not figure well in this – they are particularly attractive targets in the business of death. More >>

WikiLeaks, Corruption and the Super Injunction

Friday, 1 August 2014, 4:00 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Westminster system has always been seen, in some select circles, as a model for freedom and expression. It has been everything but. In Australia, whose institutions do still pride themselves on an antiquated obsession with aspects of English gagging, ... More >>

Workplace Surveillance and the Productivity Incentive

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 5:51 pm | Binoy Kampmark

A post by John Neiditz in Big Data Tech Law (Jul 12) makes use of a pertinent concept to relations in the workplace. He draws on the work of sociologist Erving Goffman, who suggests that individuals need a “backstage” to ready themselves for interaction ... More >>

Imperial Script: Philip Zelikow’s Recipe for American Power

Monday, 7 July 2014, 12:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The rather grating tunes of empire are ringing out again from the orchestra of think tanks and Washington pundits, and alarmism is the key note being struck as Iraq continues its ever assured route to implosion. More >>

The New Domino: ISIS and the New History

Thursday, 26 June 2014, 5:37 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Liam Fox, the former UK Secretary for Defence, is a dangerous man. Within his inchoate Tory babble lies an authoritarian message, one fuming with a distorting kind of madness. Like every authoritarian message, an enemy hewn from a quarry of decent reserves ... More >>

Tony Abbott in US: A Note on Fawning and US-Australian Ties

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 3:47 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The most grotesque spectacle in recent years has been that of an Australian prime minister on tour in the United States. The bib has to be procured to capture the drool. Fawning admiration accompanies unqualified assertions of promise and valour ... More >>

Mendacity, Elections and the First Amendment

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 4:53 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The jewel within the operation of free speech is its permissiveness towards the unwise, the vicious and occasionally, the down right dastardly. Rights are not necessarily exercised by the virtuous; and it is fair to say that notions of virtue in the political ... More >>

 

 

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