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The Debates of Loathing: Trump and Clinton at Hofstra

Friday, 30 September 2016, 5:29 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“It’s all words, it’s all soundbites.” Donald Trump, Hofstra University, Sep 26, 2016 More >>

MH17 and the Joint Investigation Team - Binoy Kampmark

Friday, 30 September 2016, 11:46 am | Binoy Kampmark

The investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over two years ago always had the flavour of pre-emption, caked with assumptions of premature adjudication. Neither side, be it the assembled Joint Investigation Team, nor those on the Russian ... More >>

Re-electing Jeremy Corbyn: The Triumph of Momentum

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:44 pm | Binoy Kampmark

He has proven to be one of the most stubborn of creatures in a political sense. Unlike the dinosaur of political thinking he has been accused of being, British Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn continues to survive the meteorites, and more nuanced weapons, directed ... More >>

Punishing the Punished: Chelsea Manning’s Fate

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:20 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was not sufficient for US military authorities to sentence whistleblower Chelsea Manning to the onerous, disproportionate sentence of 35 years imprisonment for conniving with WikiLeaks in releasing classified material. (People have gotten less for gruesome, ... More >>

Controlling Bodies: Italy’s Fertility Campaign

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 12:28 am | Binoy Kampmark

Demography is destiny, and the destiny of aging Europeans is long run death. How the demographic strategists have dealt with this varies, but the tendency in various countries is either to accept refugees en masse (the now questioned Merkel solution ... More >>

Bartering on Refugees: The Costa Rica Solution

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 4:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“We will also participate in a US-led program to re-settle Central American refugees currently in a resettlement centre in Costa Rica.” Malcolm Turnbull, Australian PM, Sep 21, 2016 More >>

Binoy Kampmark: The Washington Post and Edward Snowden

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 4:48 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The tensions between those engaged in the dangerous and compromising pursuit of whistleblowing, and those who use the fruit of such efforts has been all too coarsely revealed in the Washington Post stance on Edward Snowden . More >>

Nuclear Theatre: The North Korean Show - Binoy Kampmark

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 4:40 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It is a performance where few are laughing. The DPRK has demonstrated again why it remains by far the most theatrically foolish yet prescient of powers. Held hostage by the plump boyish leader, Kim Jung-un the nuclear program of that benighted state ... More >>

The WADA Hack: Transparency and the Uneven Playing Field

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 4:14 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The disclosure of confidential material has its own sometimes fraught ethics. When it comes to medical information, assumptions abound that confidentiality comes first. Not, however, in international sports, a notorious field where the corrupt rub shoulders ... More >>

Selling Australia’s Security and Refugee agenda

Monday, 19 September 2016, 3:58 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Island mentalities do not travel well. When their sellers hawk the agenda before world forums, these start looking ludicrous. Coming close to this ludicrous display is Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who has done what other Australian ... More >>

Rocking the US-Philippines Alliance - Binoy Kampmark

Monday, 19 September 2016, 3:38 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“I do not like the Americans. It’s simply a matter of principle for me.” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Sep 12, 2016 More >>

Binoy Kampmark: David Cameron, Libya and Disaster

Friday, 16 September 2016, 5:11 pm | Binoy Kampmark

David Cameron, Libya and Disaster: The Findings of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Binoy Kampmark More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Australia’s Global ‘Exit’

Friday, 16 September 2016, 5:04 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“Australian values and way of life are also at risk from insidious institutions such as the unelected swill that is the United Nations.” Senator Roberts, One Nation Party, Sep 14, 2016. More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Illness in the White House

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 3:40 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Exciting times, indeed. The latest bustling instalment in the Clinton-Trump saga of “produce your documents” now goes to the issue of health. The Democratic contender for the White House found herself feeling rather off, which made doctors order that ... More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Eaten Fish and the Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 3:30 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Graphic depictions of cruelty come in an assortment of forms. The cartoon medium can convey the grotesque with brilliant effect, proving both witheringly caustic and poignant. The prints of Otto Dix emphasise the cripple, the mangled body, the ... More >>

Filipino Brute: President Rodrigo Duterte and US Imperialism

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 9:51 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Empires are often in the habit of producing brutes. Colonies, once left to their own devices, can either improve in the face of history, or degenerate. The Philippines provides an example of cruelty fashioned into office: dictatorships with a pro-US ... More >>

Libelling Leakers: Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and Russia

Friday, 9 September 2016, 4:02 pm | Binoy Kampmark

What was the New York Times thinking in making the suggestion? Evidently, its patriotic sense has been affronted by the disclosures from WikiLeaks that have sprinkled more than a bit of dust on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. In doing so, Julian ... More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Canonising Mother Teresa

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 4:25 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“The question is: was a woman who preached virtue in suffering rather than trying to alleviate it and took money from dictators really that saintly at all?” Douglas Robertson, The Independent , Sep 5, 2016 More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Resettling Refugees in Australia

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 3:15 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“If we require a shield [against people smugglers] we should leave that up to Australian Border Force, our Navy, the AFP and our intelligence services.” Paris Aristotle, Lateline , Sep 5, 2016. More >>

Binoy Kampmark: Foiling Apple’s Tax Dodge

Tuesday, 6 September 2016, 3:10 pm | Binoy Kampmark

For years, Apple has perfected the art of tax minimisation, hoovering up possibilities in creating an empire built on profit and return. It has cultivated a power that adapts the message of the bribing agent with that of the bully, tempting government ... More >>



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