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In the Shadow of Zheng He: China’s One Belt, One Road Policy

Friday, 30 January 2015, 2:29 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Chinese flag hangs in fraternal union with Serbia as one crosses the Zemun-Borča bridge, completed last month, and now named Pupinov most. It was yet another infrastructure gem in what is becoming typical of Beijing’s global investment push, a policy typified ... More >>

The Rumblings of the Left: Podemos, Syriza and Greece

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:23 am | Binoy Kampmark

The left – and by this, the genuine, progressive, unmanagerial left – is getting noisy. The Greek elections are upon us, with the similar challenges being played out from 2012. There are fears of Grexit – a heavy breathing departure from the ... More >>

Barrett Brown Jailed : The Sentencing of American Journalism

Monday, 26 January 2015, 9:09 am | Binoy Kampmark

“The US government decided today that because I did such a good job investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex." - Barrett Brown. More >>

Recruiting for Fox/US Army: American Sniper & Atrocity Porn

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 6:57 pm | Binoy Kampmark

If ever the direction of a film and the shape of a particular narrative of US history, as written by, say, the fiction set on Fox News, could come together, then American Sniper is it. Not that you will have director Clint Eastwood, screenwriter Jason ... More >>

Exonerating The CIA: Establishment Investigates Itself

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:25 am | Binoy Kampmark

Exonerating spooks for improper conduct is a regular feature of the establishment. After all, you don’t convict your own, turning your nose at activities pursued under the grand, catch-all term of national security. From the start, the CIA review, ... More >>

Misreading the Label: The “War” Against Radical Islam

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 3:13 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Labels count. While the old wisdom that judging books by their covers is a business fraught by error, covers do sway buyers. In the business of finding labels for political consumption, the grabbing slogan is fundamental. More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Crusades against Vaccination

Monday, 5 January 2015, 9:56 am | Binoy Kampmark

It would be a cardinal sin to presume that all science, cold and hard as it can be, is the stuff of fluffy paradigms, knowledge constellations that are pure speculation and subject of postmodern dismissal. It is all fine and good to question gravity ... More >>

Tolerating another Bush: Jeb, the GOP and the Presidency

Friday, 19 December 2014, 5:41 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Can the United States, and the world, for that matter, tolerate another Bush in the White House? Jeb Bush is placing his toes in the contesting waters, and suggesting that he just might be in it. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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