In Defence of Dictatorship: Abbott goes it alone at CHOGM

As Tony Abbott arrived in Colombo to attend CHOGM and to pay homage to a brutal dictatorship, his leaky boat diplomacy was fast taking on water. Abbott is a desperate man, his regional foreign policy driven by a domestic political slogan.

Australia's 'stop the boats' policy is cynical and lawless

The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others are banished without hope to malarial camps. Children are incarcerated behind razor wire in conditions described.....

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....

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.....

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......

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