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Posts By HPD

The Assassins of Langley

January 31, 2010 |

Last Friday President Barack Obama visited the CIA’s headquarters to attend a memorial service for seven of its operatives blown up in Afghanistan. Over 1000 CIA officers and family members were present, as well as staff from the White House, … Read More

Starting the Apology – From Paul Keating

January 30, 2010 |

We non-Aboriginal Australians should perhaps remind ourselves that Australia once reached out for us. Didn’t Australia provide opportunity and care for the dispossessed Irish? The poor of Britain? The refugees from war and famine and persecution in the countries of … Read More

New Age Climate Politics

January 18, 2010 |

Business needs government to set clear some clear parameters, including price-signals, for the century’s ‘new age of green economics’. But what kind of governments will this new age require? Sarah Barns considers the dark side of climate change politics.

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The Torturer’s Apprentice

September 15, 2009 |

The revelations of a once secret 2006 report by the International Committee of the Red Cross on the use of torture and “cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishment” on prisoners at Guantánamo and secret CIA jails came as a shock to … Read More

Bondi Woodstock – From Richard Neville

August 24, 2009 |

On Sunday, as the dull reports on the Woodstock anniversary fell heavily from corporate media – mud, gridlock, smelly lavs – a Woodstock of another kind sprung up at Bondi Beach. Unseasonally hot sun sucked half of Sydney to the … Read More

The AfPak Blues – From Richard Neville

July 15, 2009 |

Millions of warm hearted, fair minded humans live in America, though few are part of the military. If they were, perhaps the carnage could be kept under control. To Americans with a conscience I say – get a grip on … Read More