Binoy Kampmark

Football

The FIFA World Cup, due to begin in Qatar in November, will be stained by one of the highest casualty rates amongst workers in the competition’s history, reports Binoy Kampmark.

The only shock about the British Home Secretary’s decision to extradite Julian Assange to the US was that it did not come sooner, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh, Britain’s most secure and infamous prisons, and crushed by judicial procedure. But, as Ithaka shows, in his supporters, he has some vestigial reminders of a life outside, writes Binoy Kampmark.

 Home Secretary Priti Patel and Minister Biruta sign the migration and economic development partnership between the UK and Rwanda.

The first flight from Britain to Rwanda filled with asylum seekers will, unless the Court of Appeal rules otherwise, take off on June 14, writes Binoy Kampmark

Asked recently how he would act on his promise to help Julian Assange, Anthony Albanese implied he was working to bring the matter to a close. Binoy Kampmark wonders if he will.

Mike Pompeo and Julian Assange

Former CIA director and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been summoned to testify on the conduct of a private security firm hired to spy on Julian Assange while he was in the Ecuadorian embassy, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Cricket player

The Sri Lankan government is hoping the Australian cricket tour will distract from the economic and political crisis engulfing the country, writes Binoy Kampmark.

When it comes to the business of politicising the right to asylum, no country jettisons the key principles of international law better than Australia, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Australian parliamentarians can and do use their position to protect their thin skins. It is welcome news that Shane Bazzi won an appeal overturning a ruling that he defamed Peter Dutton. Binoy Kampmark reports.

The World Health Organization has offered a revised assessment of the COVID-19 death toll, saying the mortality figure is closer to 14.9 million. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Mohammed Bin Salman and Greg Norman

The rebranding of Saudi Arabia's blood-stained image using sports has been spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, palace coup plotter and figure behind the butchering of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Queensland Nationals Senator Matt Canavan's “net zero is dead” campaign should hardly come as a surprise, argues Binoy Kampmark.

While the Solomon Islands is divided on the security deal with China, Australia's major parties have been shouting from the same song book. Binoy Kampmark reports. 

ANZAC Day has become a parade for amnesia rather than reckoning, a ritual that rejects peace makers and conciliators in favour of the war mongers and undertakers, argues Binoy Kampmark.

The Australian government’s labyrinthine callousness and indifference to justice in its treatment of lawyer Bernard Collaery must be slotted in alongside that of another noted Australian being held in the maximum-security facility of Belmarsh, London, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Barbed wire

This month, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government joined an ignominious collective in announcing a refugee deal with Rwanda, seedily entitled the UK-Rwanda Migration Partnership, reports Binoy Kampmark.

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