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Issue #2003

CP of Pakistan: statement on current situation in Pakistan

The new setup in Pakistan has been established with the democratic parliamentary facade that has brought an unceremonious end to the Imran government. But the...

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Issue #1978

Maduro warns of plot to destroy dialogue from Colombia and US

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, denounced the attempts by Colombia and the United States to boycott the dialogue process between the government and the opposition.

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Issue #2017

What is happening in Sri Lanka?

For many outside of Sri Lanka, the political situation inside the nation can be difficult to understand. We interviewed Bimal Rathnayake, a politburo member of...

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Issue #1981

Derry Girls

Derry Girls is genuinely amusing and exciting – well worth a look regardless of the viewer’s ideological bias or how much that viewer is interested in Irish politics.

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The International Criminal Court (ICC) in Den Haag. Issue #2065

US shapes ICC to its agenda

Anyone supposing that the newfound enthusiasm in Washington for the International Criminal Court (ICC) would open the door for justice for Palestinians ought not to...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2017

WEASEL WORDS

Will politicians stop “playing politics”? Do think tanks do any actual “thinking”? How “strong” is Australia? Well it depends on who you ask in this...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2047

WEASEL WORDS

Warrior /ˈwriər/ (for) What comes to your mind when you hear the word “warrior?” Conan the Barbarian? Boadacea, with cool pagan woad painted on her...

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Issue #2068

Angela Y. Davis – ‘Are Prisons Obsolete?’ revisited

In 1969 Dr Angela Y. Davis was fired from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for being a member of the Communist Party USA...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2071

WEASEL WORDS

Self-made Absolutely nobody is really ‘self-made’. If you think you are, just ask your parents to give you a little talk about the Facts of...

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Issue #2073

GLOBAL BRIEFS

POLAND: Close to a million people took part in what was called the ‘March of a Million Hearts’ in Warsaw last Sunday. The action was...

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Issue #2088

Nemesis

Who’s up for a bit over four-and-a-half hours of Liberal and National Party figures talking about each other? Let me try again. Who’s up for...

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Issue #1960

The gospel according to Morrison

Scott Morrison’s address to the April national conference of the “Australian Christian Churches” Pentecostal group raised many eyebrows.

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Issue #1971

Assange: when the process is the punishment

Australian Wikileaks journalist Julian Assange spent his fiftieth birthday in a London-based high-security prison earlier this month ...

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Issue #1978

Vale Fred Paterson

Born on the 13th June 1897 on a pig farm at Gladstone, Fred Paterson became the first communist elected to a state parliament in Australia.

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews at partnership agreement between Asia Society and Victoria Government in New York on 31st May 2016. Issue #2073

‘Dictator Dan’ – An Ode to a Slogan

Premier of an Australian State: Victoria – in the land of mates. Dictator Dan, he held sway! Nine years on Spring St – he had...

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Issue #1994

“For the sake of civility”: Grace Tame and the optics of politics

Politics – broadly speaking – define all relations and aspects of society, culturally and economically. There are many “styles” of politics, each propagated and used...

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Issue #1971

Women in Australian politics meet to address “toxic” workplace culture

Earlier in July, a number of female politicians, staffers and academics met to form the basis of a model for the nation’s parliamentary conduct.

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Issue #2018

Paid family and domestic violence leave a huge win for workers

At the end of last month, working-class people across the country achieved a momentous victory when a bill tabled by Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke...

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Issue #2019

DINGO

The proposal by the Albanese government for an Indigenous Voice in parliament would be a body which makes representations to parliament on matters that affect...

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Lech Wałęsa, June 2014. Issue #2057

Half million march against Poland’s far-right PiS

On 5th June half a million people waving Polish and European Union flags marched through central Warsaw. It was the largest political rally in Poland...

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Issue #2056

DINGO

British PM Rishi Sunak has announced that two further barges will house around 1000 asylum-seekers off Britain’s coast. In a speech in Dover, Kent, Sunak...

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Issue #2057

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NORWAY: A new report commissioned by the Norwegian police into a deadly shooting during Oslo’s annual LGBT Pride festival last year blasted Norway’s domestic security...

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Issue #2046

The ALP’s dying legacy

For the past 25 years self-styled liberal democratic governments in the developed Western nations have been entangled in growing turmoil. Back room deals and back-stabbing;...

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Issue #2074

Time for politics!

In the face of  catastrophic climate change, some people think that it’s no time for politics. What they mean is that we should take effective...

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