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A protest against the military coup in Myanmar

Despite international sanctions Myanmar’s military junta is not short of business partners. Indeed, business, notably in the arms market, continues unabated, writes Binoy Kampmark.

GHG emissions

A new study reveals that scientists employed by fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil between 1977–2003 correctly predicted the rate of temperature rises as a result of carbon emissions, reports Binoy Kampmark.

The purchase of HIMARS batteries from the United States is another irresponsible drain on the public purse and shows the military-industrial complex is thriving. Binoy Kampmark reports.

B-21 Raider

The United States has unveiled its latest deadly weapon of aggression in the Indo-Pacific, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Image showing an island in Tuvalu, with matrix-style figures in background

In response to the existential threat of climate change, the Tuvaluan government has announced it will become the world’s first “digital nation”. Binoy Kampmark reports.

A sticker reading #FreeAssange

Anthony Albanese publicly revealed that he had been lobbying the Joseph Biden administration to stop proceedings against Julian Assange, reports Binoy Kampmark.

US army soldier with US flag in the background.

Since its inception, the United States has schemed to spread its power, often unbeknownst to its own citizens, writes Binoy Kampmark.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in front of Number 10 Downing Street

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s coming to power is a perfect statement of the leader estranged and continentally distant from voters, writes Binoy Kampmark.

While the high profile effort to extradite Julian Assange to the US continues, the case of former US pilot Marine Corps major and flight instructor Daniel Edmund Duggan has slipped under the radar. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Soccer stadium

The kicking of the first ball in Qatar will induce a collective sporting amnesia for which the Socceroos will be complicit, argues Binoy Kampmark.

German MPs from several democratic parties call for Julian Assange's release on October 19.

Jennifer Robinson, Julian Assange's lawyer, told the National Press Club that if the appeal fails and Assange is extradited to the US, his prison conditions will be at the whim of intelligence agencies which plotted to kill him. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Data privacy

The wholesale, indiscriminate retention of telecommunications data continues to excite legislators and law enforcement in Europe and elsewhere, despite legal challenges, reports Binoy Kampmark.

The Australian laws covering data protection are woefully inadequate and outdated. Binoy Kampmark reports.

US-China Pacific

If ever there was a blatant statement of realpolitik masquerading as friendliness, the latest United States-Pacific Island declaration must count as one of them, writes Binoy Kampmark.

The Modi government is keen to fashion the Adani Group as a spear of influence, however its renewables story cannot hide the fact that its core business remains thermal coal mining, gas distribution and transportation, argues Binoy Kampmark.

The UNHCR said Australia has violated Torres Strait islanders' rights by ignoring their concerns about rising seas caused by climate change. Binoy Kampmark reports. 

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