Australia's new refugee policy: How we justify our cruelty

Over the last week Australians have formed opposing camps on the question of asylum seekers in response to Kevin Rudd’s resettlement deal with PNG. The jingoism of the main political parties has confused intentions between.....

Australia's PNG Deal: Vulture capitalism at its worst

The Australian government’s decision to send all refugee boat arrivals to Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a political earthquake. It has nothing to do with alleviating the suffering of asylum seekers – if Canberra cared about it, a regional....

Why European nations must protect Edward Snowden

The general secretary of Reporters Without Borders Christophe Deloire, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange co-sign today an Op-Ed in Le Monde to call out the states of the European Union to protect Edward....

"Buddhist Nation", My arse! : On Bama "Buddhist" Nationalism

Almost 70 years after independence from the White Man (the British Raj), Myanmar is rudderless. It is rudderless, intellectually and ideologically. The result is all kinds of 'democracy promoters' and 'capacity builders' from all.....

After Aung San Suu Kyi, Malala as "the Darling of the West"?

Being a father of 2 girls - 4 and 13 - and an educator, I love what Malala Yousafzai stands for and salue her for raising her voice. My young one Nilah has just started reading, and she is surrounded by all kinds of reading materials.....

From Guatemala to Brazil: Rescuing the memory of Latin America

It took 10 days for Guatemala's Constitutional Court to annul the historic conviction of former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. In Brazil, despite testimonials that brought the room to tears, the government insists the Truth Commission......

Trial on Guatemalan civil war carnage leaves out U.S. role

In 1999, President Bill Clinton went to Guatemala and apologized. Just two weeks earlier, a United Nations truth commission found Guatemalan security forces responsible for more than 90 percent of the human rights....

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