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Binoy Kampmark: The British Army and Jeremy Corbyn

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 5:03 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Having stirred the soup of British politics sufficiently to make it interesting again, UK Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn finds himself exciting one conservative grouping after another. The pacemakers are refusing to work. Cardiac arrest in some circles, it ... More >>

Getting Blatter’s Number Two: The Travails of Jérôme Valcke

Saturday, 19 September 2015, 10:23 am | Binoy Kampmark

Corruption is conditioning. In the world’s most notable mafia sporting organisation, it should barely register a shock that FIFA’s Secretary General has been fiddling with tickets. To be precise, Jérôme Valcke is said to have been involved in email ... More >>

Schools of Violence: The American University and the Gun

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 8:16 am | Binoy Kampmark

“A few minutes into the class we heard these popping noises and we all went completely silent.” Charlie King, Delta State University student, Sep 14, 2015. More >>

The Fall of Tony Abbott

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 9:17 am | Binoy Kampmark

“This will be a thoroughly Liberal government. It will be a thoroughly Liberal government committed to freedom, the individual and the market.” More >>

Jeremy Corbyn Wins the Labour Leadership

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 9:32 am | Binoy Kampmark

Jeremy Corbyn has done it. The agitation of the Left in a deflated, and to a large extent ruined British Labour Party, raised Corbyn from the status of the rank outsider to that of leader with a mighty 59.5 percent of the vote. The Times deemed him a ... More >>

Housing Misery in the World: Juncker’s Refugee Quota System

Saturday, 12 September 2015, 2:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“It is true that Europe cannot house all the misery in the world. But we have to put it into perspective.” More >>

Australian Border Force Gore

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 8:41 am | Binoy Kampmark

Last Friday, Australians got a taste of what the operational nature of the Prime Minister’s Border Force might look like. It began with a 9.16am press release that was issued featuring Don Smith, the Australian Border Force Regional commander for ... More >>

Fearing Mohács: Orbán’s Recipe for Refugees

Sunday, 6 September 2015, 10:44 am | Binoy Kampmark

“Is it not worrying in itself that European Christianity is now barely able to keep Europe Christian?” More >>

Closing In: Tony Abbott and the Electoral Letter of Suicide

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 12:30 pm | Binoy Kampmark

This Australian weekend has been getting pollsters and pundits salivating. Every political observer loves a good slaughter, and for some time now, Australia’s Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has been willing to offer himself up for the billing. More >>

Out of the Closet: Fiorina and the China Threat

Saturday, 15 August 2015, 12:00 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The China Threat continues to remain the plate du jour on the menu of American security commentators. It is also very much at the forefront of political chatter. But explicit statements of China as power monger, hungering to challenge US primacy, tend to be ... More >>

The Problems with an MH17 Tribunal

Sunday, 2 August 2015, 10:53 am | Binoy Kampmark

By Dr. Binoy Kampmark The statement from the Australian Prime Minister’s office on July 30 cast a strong light on a mind that has its hazy moments. “Russia’s veto of the United Nations Security Council resolution to establish a tribunal to ... More >>

When Will the Rogue Resign? Blatter and FIFA

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 12:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Even he admitted it. Having ridden roughshod over those who questioned his authority to be at the helm of the world’s most famed sports mafia enterprise, Sepp Blatter decided to resign from his position as FIFA head. Only, he hasn’t. More >>

Dead Again: Mullah Omar

Friday, 31 July 2015, 8:07 am | Binoy Kampmark

What is it about these rubbery like figures of history? Death becomes them, and obituaries are fairly useless, less they suggest finality. The point about such fantasy producing tropes such as the “war on terror” is that they cannot allow their subjects, ... More >>

Shark “Attack”: Mick Fanning and Surfing with the Animals

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:28 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It happened at the J-Bay Open surf event in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, featuring Australian surfer Mick Fanning and a shark that found itself grabbing the champion surfer’s leg rope. “It just kept coming at my board and I was kicking and screaming.” ... More >>

Expansion by Stealth: UK strikes in Syria

Wednesday, 22 July 2015, 8:23 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It is worth noting that the UK Parliament was against it, namely, enlarging a campaign against the Islamic State that would also involve targeting Syrian positions. The security cognoscenti were always insisting that any conflict with IS worth its salt ... More >>

Censorship in Adelaide

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 6:36 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The more things change, the more they stay the same in all their decaying tedium. And so, the censors in Australia have been busying themselves through the not so intelligent arm of the law by insisting that copies of Bret Easton Ellis’ American ... More >>

Warring Against Windmills: Tony Abbott and Renewable Energy

Saturday, 18 July 2015, 11:29 am | Binoy Kampmark

Stone age politics continues its creaky, inscrutable way in Canberra, with the Australian Prime Minister keen to show his acute lack of understanding about the renewable energy sector. One wonders whether he believes in its existence at all. On this occasion, ... More >>

Southeast Asian Games and the Carnival of the Dirty Mind

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 12:19 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Don’t show me the Aurat! The Southeast Asian Games and the Carnival of the Dirty Mind More >>

When is Free Speech Unfree?

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 10:19 am | Binoy Kampmark

Let’s get a few things straight. Australia, thin-lipped conformist society that it is, possesses minimal freedoms on that marked concept of liberal democracy called freedom of speech. For those who laud the Racial Discrimination Act, free speech ... More >>

The Pope’s Message for Climate Change Deniers

Monday, 22 June 2015, 6:10 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“It was their Waterloo,” claimed Kert Davies, executive director of the Climate Investigations Centre. “They wanted the encyclical not to happen. And it happened.” Pope Francis’ papal document on climate change was already in gestation from March ... More >>



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