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Thursday May 26, 2022
Binoy Kampmark

  • May 19, 2022

    Covid-19 mortality

    It has dominated news cycles, debates and policies since 2020, but COVID-19 continues to exercise the interest of number crunchers and talliers....

  • January 14, 2022

    Political detention

    Julian Assange has now been in the maximum-security facilities of Belmarsh prison for over 1,000 days. On the occasion of his 1,000th day of...

  • December 09, 2021

    Travel ban

    History’s record of humanity’s response to plagues, pandemics and disease is one of isolation, marginalisation, and exclusion. The infected...

  • 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...