Category: Australasia

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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

Allan Nairn: Journalist Allan Nairn Threatened

Journalist Allan Nairn Threatened for Exposing Indonesian Pres. Candidate’s Role in Mass Killings

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Nicola Nasser: Antagonizing Palestinians, Australia’s linguistic blunder snowballs

”The description of East Jerusalem as ‘Occupied East Jerusalem’ is a term freighted with pejorative implications, which is neither appropriate nor useful.”

Socialist Alliance: Australia: Socialist Alliance’s ‘Australian Political Perspectives’ Resolution

Adopted by the 10th National Conference of Socialist Alliance, June 7-9, 2014

Jay Fletcher: Refugees are Abbott’s War

In Australia, refugees and asylum seekers are treated like the enemy in a war: the target of a highly resourced, military-led “deterrence” strategy

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