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Welcome to the Future – Climate Change vs the Rich

March 10, 2010 |

Social commentator, Richard Neville, sums up the last 40 years and looks ahead at the likely impact of climate shock on the high priests of the shopping religion. Should Forbes billionaires be quaking in their Lear Jets?

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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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Cold Comfort From The Outsider

October 15, 2009 |

Deputy Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed pro-war comments made by US President Barack Obama during his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. She says she is comfortable with his argument that there are times when it is right … Read More

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