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. 

Australia’s operation of nuclear-powered submarines will make it the first non-nuclear weapon state to manipulate a loophole in the International Atomic Energy Agency inspection system. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has offered to fund the Solomon Islands elections, writes Binoy Kampmark. It was an offer that would irk any sovereign state.

Qantas received $2 billion in federal assistance — via the taxpayer — and still sacked 5000 employees. Binoy Kampmark argues its business model is in tatters.

While university managements are boasting huge surpluses, they are refusing to make their largely casualised staff permanent and award them pay rises. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Julian Assange’s legal team are challenging the British court's view that it would not be an abuse of process to extradite him to the United States, on the basis that Assange is being prosecuted for his political opinions. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Australia seems to be helping Fiji set up a defence facility in Lami, although Canberra is keen to eschew the military intent. Binoy Kampmark reports.

The revelation that Scott Morrison ran a shadow government has caused consternation. But, as Binoy Kampmark argues, it's all legal under Australia's antiquated system.

Drought

Binoy Kampmark reports that the current European drought is estimated to be the worst in 500 years.

The stresses on students to search for help to maintain their grades has risen under the pandemic and as a result of university cuts. Binoy Kampmark reports on how educational “services” are capitalising.

After being caught using facial recognition technology, three major retailers have given a meek assurance that they will “pause” their use. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Conservative Australian think tanks, loaded with cash from United States’ sources and in furious agreement, are delighted with the AUKUS pact and its potential for local industries, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Had the farcical prosecution of former ACT Attorney General Bernard Collaery gone on, all suspicions about a legal system slanted in favour of the national security state would have been answered, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Stop bulldozing Muslim homes

Muslim leaders accused of participating in and stirring protest against Islamophobic attacks in India are having their homes bulldozed by Hindu nationalist authorities in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Carbon emissions

The United States Supreme Court has been frantically busy of late, striking down law and legislation with an almost crazed, ideological enthusiasm, writes Binoy Kampmark.

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