Binoy Kampmark

Look behind the newly converted whale-loving type and there is likely to be an avid fossil-fuel lobbyist, or someone advocating the merits of nuclear energy, as Binoy Kampmark reports.

Defend whistleblowers, defend democracy - protesters outside the ACT Supreme Court on November 13

Whistleblower David McBride is going to be sentenced in the new year after he was denied the opportunity to appeal and prosecutors argued against further delays. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Since the High Court ruled that indefinite detention is illegal, Labor rushed to introduce new laws specifically for 83 newly released detainees which continue to demonise them. Binoy Kampmark reports.

 

Kenya

Another foreign military intervention in Haiti to prop up its corrupt and repressive regime is being slammed as likely to exacerbate the country's political crisis, reports Binoy Kampmark.

A frontline against the Khalistan movement has become violently visible after it appears that Indian agents murdered a vocal supporter for an independent Sikh homeland. Binoy Kampmark reports. 

Whatever the outcome from the cross-party trip, there is some glimmer of hope, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Woodside and the WA government have stepped up their attacks on peaceful climate protesters with the help of Kerry Stokes’ media emporium. Binoy Kampmark reports.

 

The US Marine Corps has persisted with using the Osprey tiltrotor because it is seen as critical to the new “lighter” version of conflict, characterised by manoeuvrability and speed. Binoy Kampmark reports.

CEO graphic

CEOs and their media mouthpieces are hitting back at suggestions that, in a cost-of-living crisis, there could be an acceptable level of profit. Binoy Kampmark reports.

Antartica graphic

Cuts to the Australian Antarctic Division means less science at a time when gaps in data collection could be “catastrophic” to scientific and ecological understandings. Binoy Kampmark reports.

kids climate change

In Montana, in the United States, a court has found in favour of 16 young people, aged from 5 to 22, who argued that their constitutional right to a clean and healthful environment was violated by permitting fossil fuel projects, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Oppenheimer movie

The atomic bomb created the conditions of contingent catastrophe, forever placing the world on the precipice of existential doom. But in doing so, it created a philosophy of acceptable cruelty, worthy extinction and legitimate extermination — explored in Christopher Nolan's film, Oppenheimer, writes Binoy Kampmark.