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Flicker Of Hope: Biden’s Throwaway Lines On Assange

Friday, 12 April 2024, 11:46 am | Binoy Kampmark

Walking stiffly, largely distracted, and struggling to focus on the bare essentials, US President Joe Biden was keeping company with his Japanese counterpart, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, when asked the question. It concerned what he was doing regarding ... More >>

Death By Algorithm: Israel’s Ai War In Gaza

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 1:52 pm | Binoy Kampmark

We are no longer talking about a form of advanced, scientific war waged proportionately and with precision, but a technologically advanced form of mass murder. More >>

Germany, Gaza And The World Court: Broadening The Scope Of Genocide

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 12:34 pm | Binoy Kampmark

In 2023, 30% of Israel’s military equipment purchases totalling US$326 million came from Berlin. The Scholz government has also been a firm public supporter of Israel’s offensive. More >>

Aukusing For War: The Real Target Is China

Sunday, 7 April 2024, 4:36 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Official statements about the AUKUS security pact between Washington, London and Canberra, rarely mention the target in so many words, except on the gossiping fringes. More >>

Killing Aid Workers: Australia’s Muddled Policy On Israel

Friday, 5 April 2024, 2:58 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Beyond an investigation, mounted and therefore controlled by the Israeli forces themselves, nothing much else can be hoped for. The Albanese approach has been one of copybook warnings and concerns to an ally it clearly fears affronting. More >>

Killing Humanitarians: Israel’s War On Aid Workers In Gaza

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 6:41 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Responsibility for the killings is unlikely to translate into accountability, let alone any public outing of the individuals involved. This is not to say that such exercises are impossible, even with Israel not being a member of the International ... More >>

The Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Conspiracy As Mother’s Milk

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 3:25 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The Singaporean-flagged MV Dali container ship lost power on March 26 and collided with the bridge in the early morning, causing the dramatic destruction of the bridge and the deaths of six construction workers who fell into the Patapsco River. More >>

Kategate: From Conspiracy To Contrition Extraction

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 7:19 am | Binoy Kampmark

Cancer is a stomping bugger of a disease. It seeks the worm-ridden end, a thief finding its way into your body unasked and willingly helping itself. This cellular mass army will, in a most tribal way, make off with your remains chance permitting. ... More >>

Starvation In Gaza: The World Court’s Latest Intervention

Saturday, 30 March 2024, 6:54 pm | Binoy Kampmark

In this, the Court points to the possible, and increasingly plausible nexus, between starvation, famine and deprivation of necessaries as state policies with the intent to injure and kill members of a protected group. More >>

Imperial Fruit: Bananas, Costs And Climate Change

Friday, 29 March 2024, 6:03 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There is good reason then to take a rather withering view of the banana trade. It has become the feature fruit of monstrous monopolies, a brutal currency of exchange. More >>

Distinctions Without Difference: The Security Council On Gaza Passes

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 7:12 am | Binoy Kampmark

The UN Security Council presents one of the great contradictions of power in the international system. More >>

Purgatorial Torments: Assange And The UK High Court

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 2:53 pm | Binoy Kampmark

What is it about British justice that has a certain rankness to it, notably when it comes to dealing with political charges? The record is not good, and the ongoing sadistic carnival that is the prosecution (and persecution) of Julian Assange continues ... More >>

The AUKUS Cash Cow: Robbing The Australian Taxpayer

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:16 am | Binoy Kampmark

Two British ministers, the UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron and Defence Secretary Grant Shapps, paid a recent visit to Australia recently as part of the AUKMIN (Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations) talks. It showed, yet again, that Australia’s ... More >>

Julian Assange And The Plea Nibble

Saturday, 23 March 2024, 8:34 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The current process is one of gradual judicial & penal assassination, conducted through prolonged proceedings that continue to assail the publisher’s health even as he is confined to Belmarsh Prison More >>

Censors Celebrated: Misinformation And Disinformation Down Under

Friday, 22 March 2024, 6:03 am | Binoy Kampmark

The proposed bill on assessing, parcelling and dictating information (mis-, dis-, mal-) is a nasty little experiment in censoring communication and discussion. More >>

Complicity In Gaza: Holding US Foreign Policy Legally Accountable

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 3:01 pm | Binoy Kampmark

On March 15, the next stage of an intriguing legal process seeking to hold the Biden administration accountable for its failure to prevent, as well as being complicit in, alleged acts of genocide taking place in Gaza, was taken. It all stems from a ... More >>

Predictable Outcomes: Australia, The National Security Committee, And Invading Iraq

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 6:31 am | Binoy Kampmark

The latest documents from the NSC are more sleet than snow. They do confirm that the parliamentary system, more than ever, should be involved in reining in the wild impulses of war makers. More >>

Siding With Spotify: The European Commission Fines Apple

Sunday, 17 March 2024, 8:38 am | Binoy Kampmark

It will come as little surprise that colossal Apple has been favouring its own music streaming service in snuffing and stuffing competitors. The company, it has been alleged, has prevented app developers from informing users of less expensive methods ... More >>

Prejudicial Bans: Congress Tosses Over TikTok

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 1:18 pm | Binoy Kampmark

How delicious is political hypocrisy. Abundant and rich, it manifests in the corridors of power with regularity. Of late, there is much of it in the US Congress, evident over debates on whether the platform TikTok should be banned in the United States. ... More >>

Matters Of Revenue: Meta Abandons Australia’s Media Stable

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 12:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was praised to the heavens as a work of negotiated and practical genius when it was struck. The then Australian treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, had finally gotten those titans of Big Tech into line on how revenue would be shared with media outlets ... More >>





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