Category: Australasia

Irhash Ahmady: Setting a country alight: Indonesia’s devastating forest fires are manmade

Thousands of the fires raging through the forests of Indonesia were deliberately started to clear land for industrial use. The results have been deadly

Lindsey Allen: Is Indonesia’s fire crisis connected to the palm oil in our snack food?

The widespread burning of tropical rainforests and peatlands to develop palm oil plantations is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution today

George Monbiot: Nothing to See Here

In the greatest environmental disaster of the 21st Century (so far), Indonesia has been blotted out by smoke. And the media

Vincent Emanuele: Are Uncle Sam’s Allies Drifting? Australian Elites Question U.S. Alliance

Alternative political parties scare the hell out of the existing political class and their corporate masters

Vincent Emanuele: Neoliberal Australia: Reflections from Down Under

Neoliberal economic policies, xenophobia, militarism and climate change dominate the modern Australian political context

Glenn Greenwald: Extremely Vulnerable

The large tech companies like Google and Microsoft and Apple collaborated very aggressively with the NSA in turning over their users’ data without much protest

Mike Treen: How Unite Took On The Fast Food Companies Over Zero Hour Contracts And Won

Workers also needed solidarity outside their stores to encourage and embolden them to take action wherever possible

John Pilger: Celebrating real heroes like the one we’ve just lost

If you want to meet the best Australians, meet Indigenous men and women who understand this extraordinary country and have fought for the rights of the world’s oldest culture

Glenn Greenwald: Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West’s Real Religion

That’s why Scott McIntyre was fired: because he questioned and disputed the most sacred doctrine of the West’s religion

John Pilger: The Message of Anzac: Put Out More Flags, or Shut Up

Australia, a nation without enemies, is now spending $28billion a year on the military and war and armaments in order to fulfill a tragic, entirely colonial and obsequious role, now as Washington’s “deputy sheriff” in the Asia-Pacific.

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