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The Extradition Saga of Kim Dotcom - Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 24 February 2017, 5:33 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The hunger with which US officials pursue copyright or general intellectual property violations is insatiably manic. The degree of that hunger is expressed by the now suspended, and most likely defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership, an attempt to further ... More >>

From Rights to Repentance: Norma McCorvey and Roe v Wade

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 5:01 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The late Norma McCorvey changed US legal and political history as the plaintiff “Jane Roe” in the 1973 US Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade . More >>

A Tale of Two Realities: Donald Trump and Israel

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 4:02 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was supremely wicked, and rapidly meandered into horse muddied waters. US President Donald J. Trump had openly expressed what many a US politician has felt but avoided for the sake of false decency: the two-state solution regarding Israel and Palestine ... More >>

Adolf, The Donald and History - By Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

History may not be as useless as art, but it certainly performs a function that is almost without utility. George Santayana may well have crowed about the warnings of repeating historical mistakes if not learnt – the errant pupil ill-read would ... More >>

Cancer as Demonology and Defeat - Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:35 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Cancer is a mighty force of nature, an architecture that springs around the body with seemingly committed enthusiasm. Like a distraught and eager lover, it moves in on your mind, cloaking and stifling the body. It occupies your being with battalions, ... More >>

The Resignation of Michael Flynn - Binoy Kampmark

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 3:50 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It takes little these days for the darkened air of the Kremlin to have an impact on the politics of other countries. Across continents, it has become a tenured dark eminence with President Vladimir Putin on his irrepressible steed: Where will it ... More >>

Bungling in Yemen: Trump and the Cult of the Action Hero

Monday, 13 February 2017, 3:14 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Bungling in Yemen: Trump and the Cult of the Action Hero By Binoy Kampmark “Rather than advancing a political solution that almost everyone agrees is the only way to solve the conflict, it seems the Trump administration’s actions are just adding ... More >>

Legal Stutters: Trump Falters in the Ninth Circuit

Monday, 13 February 2017, 12:44 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It seems in little need of recapitulation, but the Executive Order 13769, otherwise known as “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” has been living a charmed and distorted life. More >>

Triumphing over Reality: China, Australia and Free Trade

Monday, 13 February 2017, 12:39 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The suspended reality across the Pacific took hold as the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, conversed with her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in a state of mild delusion. Assuming the air of a clairvoyant, Bishop insisted that she knew that the ... More >>

Populism in Australia: Channelling Trump Down Under

Friday, 10 February 2017, 2:20 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Australia’s prime minister has been politically tone deaf for the duration of his tenure, which was won by the political assassination of his predecessor, Tony Abbott. Since being in power, he has squandered a workable majority, been held in a headlock ... More >>

The Courts versus Donald Trump - By Binoy Kampmark

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 11:51 am | Binoy Kampmark

The resilience of the US legal system is being tested in the first great and continuing confrontation between the Trump administration and his marshalled opponents. The battle is testing the Republic to its limits, pitting views of sovereign will and ... More >>

The Brexit Debate: Down the Rabbit Hole with Parliament

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 10:23 am | Binoy Kampmark

What role Parliament? Edmund Burke put forth his known idea before the electors of Bristol on November 3, 1774. An ideal, and therefore refutable notion , was advanced: “Certainly, gentlemen, it ought to be the happiness and glory of a representative ... More >>

Queen Elizabeth II and Trump Traumatic Disorder

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:08 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Trump Traumatic Disorder has been making its away across the Atlantic, numbing British officials, activists and commentators on one vital point: Should President Donald J. Trump be able to see the Queen on an official state visit? More >>

The Fake News Inquiry: Old Wine in New Bottles

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 1:13 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Any inquiry into fake news is much like having a Royal Commission into the make up and motivation for Halal food. (The latter absurd proposition has been put forth by a few Australian politicians irritated by the Islamist bogeyman.) Neither mission ... More >>

Chaos at the Airports: Blocking Trump’s Executive Order

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:39 am | Binoy Kampmark

The diary of this particular US administration is bound to be heavy with incident. Executive orders are now coming out of the Trump administration at pace, and the question of whether they will compel obedience or not looms. In many parts of the ... More >>

Killing the TPP: Trump’s Executive Action - Binoy Kampmark

Monday, 30 January 2017, 11:51 am | Binoy Kampmark

One of the conspicuous absences from the sound and fury last weekend’s protests was the impending executive act of President Donald Trump affirming the US exit from the Trans-Partnership Agreement. Not that that was much in doubt: it had not been ... More >>

Brexit and the UK Supreme Court - Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 27 January 2017, 1:05 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was predicted, it was warned against, and it happened: Prime Minister Theresa May’s government cannot commence the official process for leaving the European Union without parliamentary approval. More >>

The Revolt of the Intelligence Community

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 3:03 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Factionalism and fury are basic ingredients of the US Republic. Designed as a classic response to the lynch mob fantasy of direct democracy, and the weakness of unaccountable monarchy, those behind the US constitution contrived a select form of paternal snobbery: ... More >>

Ignored Ironies: Women, Protest and Donald Trump

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:25 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The USA has Urinary Trump Infection. Protest sign, San Francisco Women’s Rally, Jan 21, 2017 More >>

The Birth of Trumpland: Notes on an Inauguration

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 10:52 pm | Binoy Kampmark

With the country ridden by woe and revulsion; with the discontent so profound and vicious, the Trump presidency began. It did so by way of comparison – of the chalk-cheese variety. In 2008, when the shining armour of Knight Obama took centre stage, there ... More >>



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