Category: Australasia

ETAN: ETAN statement on Rule of Law in Timor-Leste

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network is concerned that recent events in Timor-Leste weaken the country’s hard-won constitutional democracy

Allan Nairn: As Indonesia’s New President Takes Office, Cabinet Includes Officials Tied to Atrocities of Old

Interview on human rights abuses committed by Prabowo

Jeremy Kuzmarov: Celebrating the Life of Peace Hero Fred Branfman

The noted peace activist Fred Branfman passed away on September 24 after suffering the effects of ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease). In 2002, while researching the history of the Vietnam War, I came across Fred’s Voices from the Plain of Jars, in the Brandeis library and the book had an immediate effect on me.

Allan Nairn: Is Jokowi Serious About Being Clean?

If the president is serious about being clean, he should open his eyes to a more important red mark: the kind that comes from killing civilians, from justifying and committing state murder

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John Pilger: The forgotten coup – how America and Britain crushed the government of their ‘ally’, Australia

The “Whitlam problem” was solved, and Australian politics never recovered, nor the nation its true independence.

Lyndal Rowlands: Pacific Climate Change Warriors Block World’s Largest Coal Port

Pacific Island leaders have recently stepped up their language, challenging the Australian government to stop delaying action on climate change

Various Contributors: Climate Change Marches

More than 300,000 marchers flooded the streets of New York on Sunday in the largest climate change march in history, vaulting the environmental threat to the top of the global agenda

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John Pilger: War, Circus and Injustice Down Under

During all the years I have been reporting and filming Indigenous Australia, one “need” has struck me as paramount. A treaty

Pete Dolack: Clean Water as an Impediment to Corporate Profits

An Australian mining company insists its “right” to a guaranteed profit is superior to the right of El Salvador to clean drinking water

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Edward Snowden: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Isn’t Telling The Truth About Mass Surveillance

Like many nations around the world, New Zealand over the last year has engaged in a serious and intense debate about government surveillance

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