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Saturday December 04, 2021
Binoy Kampmark

  • November 29, 2021

    Virtual totalitarianism

    Be it the scandals disclosed by the Facebook papers, the scrutiny over the use of algorithms by the company, the inability to combat galloping...

  • November 22, 2021

    Manufactured cruelties

    Poland’s Law and Justice Party has happily stirred xenophobic hysteria. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and President Adrzej Duda are part of an...

  • September 13, 2021

    Weaponised refugees

    Refugees and asylum seekers provide rich pickings for demagogues and political opportunists. The Australian approach politicians their plight by...

  • August 04, 2021

    International aid

    Politics is not merely the art of the possible but the pursuit of concerted hypocrisy. When it comes to that matter of funding good causes –...

  • July 15, 2021

    Nightmare in Sydney

    It is proving to be an unfolding nightmare. For a government that had been beaming with pride at their Covid-19 contract tracing for months,...

  • July 08, 2021

    Uncertain future

    Over the years, the Bagram Airbase, originally built by the Soviets in the 1950s and known to US personnel as Bagram Airfield, became a loud...

  • June 01, 2021

    Response to Covid-19

    The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response was never likely to hand down a rosy report with gobbets of praise. Organised by the...

  • December 01, 2020

    Biden’s promise

    With President Donald Trump all but conceding to the transition team that will take over after January next year, interest now shifts to...

  • November 27, 2020

    War crimes

    The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry was always going to make for a gruesome read – and that was only the...

  • August 11, 2020

    Death from the sky

    When US President Harry S. Truman made the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, followed by another on Nagasaki a few...