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.
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.
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.
The link between the entertainment industry and the military industrial complex has never been more evident than in the promotion of the latest offering in the Top Gun franchise, writes Binoy Kampmark.
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.
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.
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.
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.